Cheap Vacations To Varadero, Cuba
Varadero is one of the largest resort areas in the Caribbean, and for good reason, as its powder sand beaches stretch more than 20kms along the coastline. This has earned it the alternate title Playa Azul, which means “blue beach” in Spanish. In addition to its most valued resource, the beach, Varadero has natural attractions such as caves and chain virgin cays. Varadero’s free port also possesses facilities for scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, yachting and other water sports.
Weather: 21 C – 30 C ; rainy season is May through October.
Note: Many of the resorts do not run at full capacity during the rainy season and some of the restaurants may be closed and entertainment may not always be available, as it’s the time when resorts perform maintenance.
Language: Spanish ; English and French are used in most tourist sectors.
Currency: Cuban Peso (CUC); $1 CD = 1 CUC
Getting There & Getting Around
The Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport is Varadero’s airport and is situation 10kms west of the peninsula and serves international and domestic flights.
Bus: The hop-on-hop-off tourist bus costs only 5 CUC/person for an all day pass. This bus system drives from one hotel to the next and eventually goes to the Plaza Americas from 9:30am to 9pm.
Taxi: Tourist taxis start the meter at 1 CUC and charge 1 CUC/km. Taxis are available from the airport, hotels and can be waved down in the city. Taxis with yellow license plates are not allowed to transport tourists and can face a fine if caught with foreigners.
Bellevue Sunbeach ★★★☆☆
Breezes Bella Costa ★★★★☆
Iberostar Laguna Azul ★★★★★
Casa Del Rol (House of Rum)
Avenida Principal, Varadero, Cuba
Have a guide take you on a journey from the first traders up until today. Complete with a tasting at the end as well a shop featuring a variety of inexpensive rum.
Carretera Las Morlas, Varadero, Cuba
This aquatic center puts on dolphin shows and times to swim with the dolphins.
Central Varadero, Varadero, Cuba
These cultivated gardens feature macaws and peacocks with plenty of areas to relax and enjoy nature.
Bring your swimsuit as there’s a swimming option!
Restaurants & Nightlife
(across the street from Cuatro Palmas Resort)
Calle means street and that’s exactly what this is, an outdoor cafe/restaurant that comes alive at night with live entertainment. The bonus is that locals come and dance in the street and offers a good chance to mingle.
Casa Nostra Cubana
Calla 54 | Esquina Aquinta Avenida, Varadero 111111, Cuba
This restaurant is serving up Italian and Cuban dishes.
One of tourists favourite night time hot spots.
Calle 15, Varadero, Cuba
This restaurant has a small fine dining menu and overlooks the Acuazul.
Avenida kawama calle 5, Varadero, Cuba
This sports bar has an Italian menu and a patio that overlooks the ocean.
La Casa del Chef
Avenida Primera y 12, Varadero, Cuba
This seafood delight was once visited by Pope John Paul.
Calle 60 and Avenida 3, Varadero, Cuba
This club has an open ceiling dance floor that allows you to dance the night away under the stars.
Inside Josone Park, Varadero G1T-!B6, Cuba
this restaurant offers guest a unique dining experience in a cave!
As a tourist club ,there are not many locals and they play mostly hip-hop, euro and top 40 music.
The Pirates Cave is a bar in an actual cave!! – Yes, that’s right. The bar is worth your while to travel off your resort and take in the real Cuban culture!