The bustling resort of Varadero is a 20 kilometre peninsula situated along Cuba’s northern coast. It is known for being one of the largest holiday resorts in the Caribbean and one of the most popular too. It’s not just its many hotels that make it so popular, but also its outstanding natural surroundings. The peninsula is only 1.2 kilometres wide, which means you’re always in walking distance of beautiful white sand beaches. Varadero has an extensive list of activities to do, whether it be snorkelling alongside sea turtles in the crystal clear waters off the Cuban coastline or experiencing Cuba’s nightlife through its independent bars and restaurants. There is definitely something for everyone in Varadero.
History and culture
Along with the rest of Cuba, Varadero’s history and culture is present all over the town. The beach was officially first built up in the 1930s and was crafted to be Cuba’s biggest tourist hotspot. Throughout the 1950s and 60s it was a destination for Cuba’s rich; flooded with doctors, lawyers and businessmen. But in the early 1970s, a change in power lead to Cuba welcoming anyone from all over the world to experience this stunning resort. It is estimated that 1 million tourists visit the peninsula each year to get a taste of Cuba’s famous history and culture for themselves.
Aside from its glistening white beaches and crystal clear seas, Varadero has some of the most authentic nightlife in Cuba. With many bars and clubs staying open until the early hours of the morning, there is definitely an opportunity for your party side to come out. But before the party gets in to full swing, be sure to visit one of the restaurants in the town centre. Renowned for their impressive local cuisine and abilities to cater for all guests’ needs, there will definitely be something on the menu for you.