How do chalky-white sandy beaches, turquoise sea and palm trees sound? Not bad, right? On Cuba you have the opportunity to visit Varadero, which is a 20 km-long strip of land stretching out onto the Mexican Gulf – and known as Cuba’s biggest vacation paradise. The beaches on Varadero are some of the best in the Caribbean.
Discover Havana, the beautiful Viñales Valley, charming Trinidad and stay at the enchanting beaches at Varadero.
14d/12n, including flights
Experience the charming city of Havana with its classic American cars, famous Cuban joie de vivre, and the enchanting Caribbean beaches at Varadero.
12d/10n, including flights
If you are travelling to Cuba, then Varadero is definitely worth visiting. Varadero is located about 140 km east of Cuba’s capital and is a wonderful little oasis in the Caribbean Ocean with a population of just over 27,000 people. In this charming part of Cuba you can stretch out in the sun, splash about in the turquoise sea and take part in a variety of sports and watersports activities (some of these will cost a little extra). You can also visit the town itself, where there are cute stores and interesting markets.
Varadero is also the place where the wealthy citizens of Havana often choose to place their summer houses, due to the fact that it is Cuba’s most developed vacation area. In his time, the notorious gangster Al Capone was a frequent guest at many of the vacation spots along the coast, and the town still has that glamorous vibe, which has attracted celebrities throughout history.
Some of the grand old palaces have been turned into museums, and make ideal destinations for people curious about Cuban history. If you are more interested in nature, you can spend an adventure-filled day exploring the area’s grottos, sandy lakes and untouched forests.
Cuba has a tropical, humid climate and is warm all year round. In the summer, the daytime temperature can climb over 30 degrees, sometimes as high as 35 degrees. If you are planning a beach vacation, we recommend that you travel to Cuba in the winter and in the spring, as there is the chance of rain in the summer and fall, when it is also hurricane season. You can experience rain and thunderstorms and the hot, humid weather can feel unpleasant to some people.
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