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Holidays in Varadero

One of the largest resort areas of the Caribbean, Varadero is an idyllic island paradise.  Spend long days on the warm white sands, listening to the palm trees swaying in the breeze. Away from the beach, you’ll find lush green parks full of colourful tropical birds. 

26 °C

Summer temperatures range from the mid 20s (°C) to the low 30s. Winter is still warm, with an average tempreature of 21°C.

10 hours

Varadero airport, 25km from the resort.

Think of yourself lying back on Varadero’s white sand beach, listening to the palm trees swaying in the gentle breeze. Book your Thomas Cook holiday now.

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Ocean Varadero El Patriarca

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  • Privilege room upgrades
  • Beautiful beachfront location

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Blau Varadero

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  • Friendly and romantic atmosphere
  • Introductory scuba dive in outdoor pool
  • Beachfront location

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IBEROSTAR Varadero

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  • Activities from introductory scuba class to Spanish lessons
  • Peaceful atmosphere and idyllic scenery
  • Beachfront location

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IBEROSTAR Tainos

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  • Welcoming atmosphere for couples and families
  • Tropical gardens
  • Wonderful beachfront location

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IBEROSTAR Laguna Azul

Varadero Resort, Varadero

  • Elegant rooms
  • Welcoming to couples and families
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Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa

Varadero Resort, Varadero

  • 15km from resort centre bars, restaurants and shops
  • Elegant low-rise buildings in decorative gardens
  • Secluded beachfront location

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Sol Palmeras

Varadero Resort, Varadero

  • Restaurants catering for all tastes
  • Situated on fine white sands
  • Family-friendly

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Paradisus Princesa del Mar Resort & Spa

Varadero Resort, Varadero

  • Convenient bus stop right outside hotel
  • Picturesque beachfront location
  • Romantic honeymoon getaway

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£992

Royal Hicacos Resort & Spa

Varadero Resort, Varadero

  • Chilled atmosphere
  • 5km to the Plaza Americas shopping centre
  • Pristine white-sand beach location

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£934

Melia Peninsula Varadero

Varadero Resort, Varadero

  • Friendly and leisurely atmosphere
  • 8km from shopping centre and golf course
  • Right on the beach

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Relax in the parks of the resort centre then make your way to an authentic Cuban restaurant. Go underground to Cuba’s oldest attraction, the gleaming white domes of the Bellamar Caves. Head to the beach and catch a catamaran to the colourful coral reefs.  Back on the white sands of the beach, listen to the waves crashing gently against the shore as you sip a cooling mojito cocktail. 

On the northern shore of the resort, Hicacos Point Natural Park is a great place to visit in Varadero. Mangon Lake sits amongst lush green landscapes, and is home to a variety of exotic birds and reptiles. Plunge 820ft underground to the untouched Cave of Ambrosia to see the primitive cave drawings. Parque Josone can be found in the middle of Varadero. It’s home to tropical botanic gardens, lakes and colourful exotic birds including macaws and pink flamingos.

Make the most of the resort’s crystal clear waters and try some of Vardero’s water sports. Hop on a paddle boat or kayak along the coastline. For something a bit more leisurely, lounge on a catamaran as you soak up the hot Cuban sun. Try scuba-diving and explore the underwater coral reefs full of colourful fish. If your kids dream of swimming with dolphins, take them to the local dolphinarium. Cuba’s first 18 hole golf course is in Varadero. Take on the challenging drives in the warm sunshine.

Watch the locals go by as you eat in a local Cuban restaurant. Tuck into authentic local dishes like fried plantain and congris (black beans and rice). Wash it all down with a glass of the famous Cuban cocktail, the mojito - made from rum, soda water, mint and lime. Head to the open-air marketplaces for Cuban fast food, such as spicy chicken and Cuban-style cheeseburgers. Cuban coffee has a real kick - a great way to start your mornings!

Recommended offers in Varadero

Ocean Varadero El Patriarca

Varadero Resort, Varadero

  • Drinks and snacks available 24 hours
  • Privilege room upgrades
  • Beautiful beachfront location

What is included?

from

£792

Blau Varadero

Varadero Resort, Varadero

  • Friendly and romantic atmosphere
  • Introductory scuba dive in outdoor pool
  • Beachfront location

What is included?

from

£820

IBEROSTAR Varadero

Varadero Resort, Varadero

  • Activities from introductory scuba class to Spanish lessons
  • Peaceful atmosphere and idyllic scenery
  • Beachfront location

What is included?

from

£909

VARADERO IS BEST FOR...

Best for golfers: Get your 18 holes booked at Cuba’s first golf course.

Best for sporty types: Take advantage of the clear blue waters and try one of the many watersports on offer.

Best for beach lovers: Lie back and soak up the sun on one of Varadero’s white sand beaches.


FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Varadero is Spanish

Currency: The currency used in Varadero is Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC$)

Local time: Varadero is 5hours behind GMT/UK time

Fly to: Varadero airport, 25km from the resort

Flight time from UK: Approximately 10 hours

Tourist information: Further Varadero tourist information can be found at www.travel2cuba.co.uk

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cuba for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Varadero.


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: Summer temperatures range from the mid 20s (°C) to the low 30s. Winter is still warm, with an average tempreature of 21°C.

Best time to visit: Spring for slightly cooler temperatures.

Varadero has a great year round climate – it’s even comfortably warm in the winter. The quieter autumn season usually sees some rain.


GETTING AROUND

By foot: You can reach most of Varadero’s biggest attractions on foot.

By taxi: Charging by the distance, these taxis are particularly good for shorter trips.

By cocotaxi: Set your price before you hop on one of these zippy three-seat enclosed scooters without a meter.


EVENTS

For music lovers: Listen to the sounds of both modern and traditional music at the Varadero World Music Festival in May or June.

For foodies: Sample some of the local and traditional dishes, as well as others at the International Culinary Festival in March.

For bike enthusiasts: Admire the shiny bikes at the International Honda (or the Big Bike Festival) in June.


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