Varadero is one of Cuba’s most famous beach destinations. More than 50 hotels line this popular palm-fringed strip, and its magnificent white-sand beaches draw visitors from around the world. It include Parque Natural Punta Hicacos , a nature reserve with a pretty beach, and the two caves -Cueva de Ambrosio and Cueva de Musulmanes.
Varadero, located on the sinuous 20km-long Hicacos peninsula, which juts into the sea off the north coast where a drawbridge connects it to the mainland.
About Varadero Beach
- As the largest resort in the Caribbean, it guards a huge, unsubtle and constantly evolving stash of hotels (over 60), shops, water activities and poolside entertainment.
- Though its trump card is its beach, an uninterrupted 20km stretch of blond sand that is undoubtedly one of the Caribbean’s best.
- In Varadero, the peaceful Parque Josone is home to lush flower gardens, a restaurant, swimming pool, and a small lake where visitors can paddle about in rowboats.
- Northeast of Varadero, Cayo Piedra Underwater Park is a popular diving and snorkeling area where underwater explorers will find shipwrecks and glinting shoals of brightly colored fish.
- Besides diving and snorkeling, Varadero offers excellent deep-sea fishing, golf, skydiving, and day trips to cultural attractions.
Best Time to Visit
If you are planning a Travel to Cuba then best time to visit is from December to May, when you can expect dry, sunny days and plenty of blue skies. The wet season begins in June and, previously, visitors to Cuba would have avoided travel entirely between August and October, when there is also a risk of hurricanes.