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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.

Recommended offers in Varadero

Memories Varadero Beach Resort

Varadero Resort, Varadero

14 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • 24hr all inclusive
  • Overlooking the beach
  • A perfect holiday choice for that typical Cuban feel

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Based on 5426 reviews

What is included?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£1276

Sol Palmeras

Varadero Resort, Varadero

14 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Family-friendly
  • Situated on fine white sands
  • Restaurants catering for all tastes

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Based on 5062 reviews

What is included?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£1356

Ocean Varadero El Patriarca

Varadero Resort, Varadero

14 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Beachfront location
  • Adults-only upgrades available
  • 24hr drinks and snacks

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Based on 2994 reviews

What is included?

  • 20kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers
  • In-Flight Meals
  • Your Seat Choice*

From

£1416

Meliá Marina Varadero

Varadero Resort, Varadero

14 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • 24 hrs All inclusive
  • Modern nautical style
  • Nine restaurants

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 2621 reviews

What is included?

  • 20kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers
  • In-Flight Meals
  • Your Seat Choice*

From

£1490

Melia Peninsula Varadero

Varadero Resort, Varadero

14 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Right on the beach
  • 8km from shopping centre and golf course
  • Friendly and leisurely atmosphere

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 4188 reviews

What is included?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£1526

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!

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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