Access to one of Varadero's best beach areas
Travellers that seek a long sandy beach surrounded by palm trees and lapped by turquoise waves, will definitely find what they are looking for in Cuba. Located just 145 kilometres from the tip of Florida, this island is known for its turbulent history that meant that more than 60 years ago many of its citizens left due to a communist revolution. People from the USA were not allowed to travel to the island for several decades, but the restrictions are lifted as the two countries improve their relationship. Now, citizens from the USA have total freedom to travel to Cuba. Here, travellers discover what the rest of the world has known about for a long time; the island is a world class beach destination. This is most evident in Varadero, a resort community located on the Hicacos peninsula. Some of the best all inclusive hotels in Cuba are found on this narrow strip of land between the Florida Straights and the Bay of Cardenas. Guests can enjoy more than 20 kilometres of idyllic beaches, where they can sunbathe and play on the fine white sand next to the sea. The hotels in Varadero, Cuba, are reached easily from the Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport, and at the same time, offer all the tranquillity and isolation that is expected by the most discerning guests.
The hotels in Varadero, Cuba, offer first-class services, such as organically shaped swimming pools surrounded by sun loungers so that guests can relax while drinking a glass of rum, a daiquiri or a mojito. The restaurants offer traditional Cuban dishes and there are very beautiful landscapes with views of the gardens and sea. The friendly hotel staff can assist guests with water sports such as kayaking, sailing and windsurfing. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the first class golf course on the peninsula. Families with children can enjoy the children’s activities and the play areas that are offered by the all inclusive hotels in Cuba. Some hotels have facilities for businesses, such as conference rooms and Wi-Fi. The spas, fitness studios and sports such as volleyball and tennis complete the experience.
Coral Beach is the meeting point for divers. Here, it is possible to see fabulous coral formations, brightly coloured fish and sea turtles. Its gentle waves and an average temperature of 25 degrees make Varadero the ideal place for all types of divers, both experienced and beginners. If guests travel a little further, they can learn about the island’s ecology at the Varahicacos Nature Reserve. Located at the most easterly point of the peninsula, the reserve contains a variety of footpaths and an ancient burial cave with human remains dating back 2,500 years. History-lovers can stroll around the city of Varadero and enjoy the elegant wooden houses with their intricate wrap-around verandas. A great example is the Municipal Museum of Varadero, which features exhibitions of period furniture. If you take a refreshing stroll through Josone Park you can visit its large lake and hire a rowing boat or a pedalo. These gardens were created by the wealthy owners of a rum distillery and remained private for some time. However, the land was expropriated for public use during the revolution in the 1950s.