A scenic spot for a quintessential Caribbean holiday, Varadero lies on the Hicacos Peninsula, cocooned by turquoise waters. This laid-back resort town will greet you with unmatched views of swaying palm trees, soft sand beaches and tropical vegetation.
This destination boasts a 20-km-long coastline that is a launchpad for a host of beach activities and water sports. The most obvious thing to do in Varadero is to spend time at Varadero Beach, one of the most spectacular beaches in all of Cuba. The beautiful stretch of white sand awashed with the warm sea waters is an ideal setting for a good siesta on a sunbed. You can also unwind by sunbathing, sipping on a Cuban mojito or playing a game of volleyball. If you’re looking for something more adventurous, you can try snorkelling, diving, windsurfing and jet-skiing while taking in the paradisiacal seascapes.
While the immaculate shores of Varadero tend to take centre stage, the town also offers other natural vistas you can admire. Make your way to Parque Josone to take a leisurely walk around its landscaped gardens or set out on a rowboat ride along its lake in the company of geese and flamingos. You can also visit Reserva Ecológico Varahicacos, a nature preserve known for its ancient caves.