Varadero: sun, sea and perennial fun
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One of Cuba’s warmest peninsulas is home to this beautiful beach where there are no limits to having a good time. Hicacos is a promising spit of land, full of natural treasures, located in the northernmost point of the island of Cuba. This area, extending into the Atlantic Ocean and just touching the Equator line, has the Caribbean island’s most picturesque 22 kilometers of coastline.
With extensive sand dunes, an infinitely serene sea and warmth all year round, Varadero is the premier sun and beach destination in the largest Antillean Island and in the entire Caribbean area. Amenities, first-class hotel infrastructure, varied recreation opportunities and a seabed rich in biodiversity are some of the advantages that this beach resort offers to visitors and locals alike.
Considered for years as one of the best in the world, Varadero was again selected last year as among the 25 best beaches in the world, in the Travellers Choice 2021 Best of The Best - an award organized by the travel and tourism website Tripadvisor. According to the website, this choice groups “the beaches travelers dream of all year round”.
The fact is that Varadero offers intense days of pleasure, its shore invites you to sunbathe and swim with nothing to disturb the tranquility and the earning of a striking Caribbean tan. In addition, the famous seaside resort has ideal conditions for nautical activities and has two equipped marinas: Marlin Marina Dársena Varadero and Marina Gaviota Varadero; a Nautical Base and five Diving Centers that guarantee diving enthusiasts with specialized boats, dive equipment rental and a variety of programs to really enjoy the area’s island shelf.
Another alternative is the Varadero Golf Club, located in the distinctive Xanadú Mansion, in pleasant surroundings close to the sea, which contribute to the enjoyment of this sport. With saltwater lakes connecting directly to the sea, it is the largest green in the country. It has holes near the beach, bordering the coast and has twice hosted the Grand Final of the European Challenge Tour and the AUDI Golf Cup of Spain.
Nightlife in Varadero is also exciting, as one of the resort’s strong points is fun and parties, and the most enjoyable ones happen when visitors and locals get together, since Cubans, with their spontaneous joy, are the best hosts. The Palacio de la Rumba, the Casa de la Música, the disco La Bamba in the Tuxpan Hotel, the Mambo Club, are some of the nightclubs where the party spirit will make the evening a good time.
Good cuisine could not be missing in this beautiful beach of the western province of Matanzas. Visitors can find excellent eateries with innovative Cuban and international gastronomic proposals. Places like La Casona del Arte, where exquisite cuisine is linked to excellent exhibitions; the Beatles bar-restaurant, one of the most popular in Varadero, and the recently-restored Boulevard, which includes cultural options and a souvenir market in addition to the gastronomic offer.
Varadero’s comfortable hotel network includes prestigious hotel chains such as: Iberostar, Barceló, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, Posadas, Royalton Resorts and Meliá, the latter very well positioned in the destination and with six hotels deserving of the Travellers Choice 2021 Awards: Sol Varadero Beach, Meliá Varadero, Meliá Las Américas, Meliá Buenavista, Meliá Internacional Varadero and Sol Palmeras. All of them stand out for the quality of their services, hygienic protocols, innovation and care for the environment, in order to satisfy the wellbeing of their guests.
Alone or with the family, with friends or as a couple, Varadero will always be a favorable option to spend the most fun and spectacular vacations in the best sun and beach destination in Cuba. Let’s take advantage as soon as possible, and be among those who enjoy the opportunity to vacation without limits.