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Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort

Visitors will stay in Varadero because it has a wide variety of hotels and resorts. Rent a room in a home or stay in a 5 star all inclusive resorts. There is place just right for you! Check our special rates!

Varadero has every kind of food you can imagine! Small restaurants can be found throughout the downtown as well as fine dining and take out. Click here to discover local cuisine and more!
Shopping in Varadero is an adventure! You’ll find a growing number of shops, boutiques and artisan markets in the downtown, groceries and more!  Click here to see what else there is to do.

Varadero is renown for some of the world’s best diving and snorkeling. It’s also a wonderful place to go sailing or fishing. A of course swimming in the ocean! Click here to see what else there is to do.

Where is Varadero!

Varadero is situated on the Hicacos Peninsula, between the Bay of Cárdenas and the Straits of Florida, some 140 km east of Havana, at the eastern end of the Via Blanca highway. The peninsula is only 1.2 km wide at its widest point and is separated from the island of Cuba by the Kawama Channel. This spit of land however extends more than 20 kilometers from the mainland in a northeasterly direction and its tip, Punta Hicacos, is the northernmost point of the island of Cuba. At the northeastern end of the peninsula there is a nature reserve with virgin forests and beaches. Rent a car or taxi and discover Varadero Cuba!

This is Varadero!

Why do people come to Varadero?

Varadero is best known as a tourist resort town, with more than 20 km of white sandy beaches. The first tourists visited Varadero as early as the 1870s, and for years it was considered an elite resort. In 1910 the annual rowing regatta was started and five years later the first hotel, named Varadero, which later was renamed as Club Nautico, was built. Tourism grew in the early 1930s as Irénée du Pont, an American millionaire, built his estate on the peninsula (now Maison Xanadu or DuPont House). Many famous and infamous people stayed in Varadero, for example: Al Capone. Once peole discover varadero Cuba, they always come back.

The Hicacos Point Natural Park

 The Hicacos Point Natural Park is a 3.12 km2 (1.20 sq mi) ecological preserve established in 1974. It contains the 250 m (820 ft) long Cave of Ambrosio, Mangón Lake (home to 31 species of birds and 24 species of reptiles) and the ruins of the La Calavera (The Skull) Salt Works (one of the first salt works to be constructed by the Spanish in the New World). The cays developed off shore, such as Cayo Piedras and Cayo Cruz del Padre are the westernmost part of the Sabana-Camaguey Archipelago. Next: the History of Varadero Cuba

History of Varadero

After the Cuban Revolution in 1959, many mansions were expropriated from their rich owners. These mansions soon became museums. [As a symbol of the new integrated tourism for Cubans and foreign visitors of all social classes, the Park of the 8000 Cubicles (Parque de las 8000 Taquillas) was built in 1960. Visitors could leave their belongings in the basement of the park, had access to sanitary installations and gastronomic services on the first floor, and could rent bathing articles and swimsuits. The surroundings of the park became the center of the city.