Varadero lives up to its sobriquet, having a truly magnetic force on visitors to Cuba.
The beach resort in the north of the peninsula of Hicacos is primarily a popular travel destination due to its famous snow-white sandy beach. On a strip of about 7.5 mls in length that is lined by palm trees, there is sufficient room for every holidaymaker to relax, sunbathe or take a stroll.
Varadero lies just less than 90 mls from Havana, the capital of Cuba, yet before rushing off on a trip to the history-rich city with a population of millions, visitors should really first take time out to explore the immediate surroundings of the lively beach resort. This paradisiacal spot on earth is not only an ideal location to let the soul be soothed, but interesting options for excursions further compliment the holiday itinerary.
In the Saturn Caves close to the airport, stony fossils testify to the fact that the dripstone caves already existed many millions of years ago. Ambrosius Cave on the Autopista Sur does not have such a long history to reflect upon however, although the unique paintings of the primeval inhabitants of Cuba are also telling of a moving history. Along the well-constructed main road of Avenida Primera, picturesque villas dating back to the revolutionary era are lined up next to one another, as are charming restaurants and cafés, inviting guests to linger.
The narrow peninsula is truly a paradise for water sports fans; the options on offer including all activities imaginable on, in or beside the cool waters. Piano bars and nightclubs are the ideal locations to wind up the evening following an eventful day spent sailing, surfing or diving. Those desiring something a little more peaceful may enjoy the sunset by taking a romantic stroll beside the sea.