Varadero Beach in Cuba

Varadero Cuba. In 2012, Varadero Beach was voted the "Best Beach In The World" by International Beach Lovers Magazine. Very Good choice because Cuba does in deed boast some of the finest beaches in the Caribbean with Varadero Beach being one of the very best beaches in Cuba.

Varadero Beach is located on a thin 20 km peninsula about 1 hour drive from Havana. Luxury travelers from Golf Digest have foretasted that the Golf coarse in Varadero may become one of the world's major PGA golf circuits once America opens up Cuba. Cuban tourist officials in Havana pointed out that Varadero has an  world class Robert Trent Jones Designed Championship 18-hole course, which has the ability to hold top international events such as a PGA Golf Championship. Other Golf courses have already been designed within a 30-kilometer radius around Varadero, so that golf aficionados can really enjoy a Golfing vacation with many resort hotels to choose from.

Varadero's infrastructure includes many 4 & 5 Star luxury hotels, All inclusive beach resorts,  three international marina resorts, a convention center, and a wide choice of Cuban shopping, fine Italian restaurants, hot pounding sexy nightclubs and easy transportation services like motorcycle and car rentals to excursions by bus or plane. Varadero also has an international parachuting sky diving center, historical museums, Cuban art galleries and many other offers for adventures tourists.Varadero Beach Resorts include 46 hotels, totaling 12,635 rooms, 80% of which are in four- and five-star facilities at 3 star prices. The best vacation deal in the Caribbean.

Beachfront Varadero Hotel

List of  10 Hotels In Varadero Beach

  1.  Varadero Internacional, Hotel from $ 126.00 USD
  2.  Allegro Varadero, Hotel from $ 141.00 USD
  3.  Blau Varadero, Hotel 
  4.  Iberostar Playa Alameda Varadero, Hotel from $ 285.00 USD    
  5.  Iberostar Varadero, Hotel from $ 396.00 USD
  6.  Meliá Varadero, Hotel from $ 339.78 USD
  7.  Paradisus Varadero, Hotel from $ 515.40 USD
  8.  SuperClubs Breezes Varadero, Hotel from $ 297.00 USD
  9.   Tryp Península Varadero, Hotel from $ 377.96 USD  
  10.  Sandals Varadero Luxury Resort for Lovers  from $399 UDS  

Varadero Nightlife 
  1. La Rumba Disco
  2. La Bamba
  3. Havana Cafe Nightclub
  4. Varadero  Cabaret Club
  5. Varadero Bar Hotel Brisas del Caribe 

  1. Swim in the Sea
  2.  Stroll Varadero Beach
  3. Golf  18 holes at Varadero Golf Club Resort
  4. Visit the Varadero Theater 
  5. Varadero Museum
  6. Explore the Cave of Saturno
  7. View Sunset  with Drinks Rooftop Bar at Dupont Mansion
  8. Dance all night at the Sexy Slasa Rumba at La Bamba Disco
  1. Varadero Buffet restaurant
  2. Varadero  Melia Grill
  3. Varadero  Buffet restaurant
  4. Dante's Inferno Italian Eatery 
  5. Pizza Nova Italian Pizzaria
  6. La Cubanita Bar & Grill
  1. Club Varadero  Diving centers
  2. Swim Varadero  warm waters
  3. Water skiing, Sailing, Jet Skiing
  4.  Marina Dársena de Varadero 
  5.  Marina Varadero  
  6.  ScubaCuba at Beaches Varadero 
  1.    Bazar Varadero Handicrafts
  2.    Foto Vídeo Varadero Photography 
  3.    Galería Club Amigo Varadero Commercial Center
  4.    Galería de Arte Varadero Handicrafts
  5.    La Casa del Habano Varadero  Cigar, Rum and Coffee store
  6.    Meliá Varadero Shopping stores
  7.    Photo Service Varadero   Photography
  1. International Clinic of Varadero 
  2. Varadero International Pharmacy   
  3.  Miramar Optics "Varadero"   
  4.  Mud Therapy Center at the Varadero Golf Club 
 Varadero Beach Golf Resorts & Villa Hotels is more than Stunning Beaches, More Than Sea and Sand,  fresh air, green lush vegetation, quietness and peace. To be honest all of Varadero Hotels are right on an Excellent Beach Resort area that was discovered and developed by the rich and famous over half a century ago. Varadero is that excellent beach resort where the sun, sand and beach come together and kiss under the clear blue Cuban sky, perfect for your next holiday.

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When it comes to shopping, Varadero is one of the best locations in the island. All the hotels have their own shops, but if you want to be adventurous and go into town, there is even more to find.

The main shopping center in Varadero is Caimán, which has many shops selling gifts, art and crafts, souvenirs, clothes, alcohol and tobacco. Other well-stocked shops can be found between Calle 54 and Calle 64. If you are interested in art, you should visit the Taller y Galería de Cerámica Artística, which is Varadero's most famous art gallery which not only exhibits works of art, but also sells works by the best Cuban sculptors and potters.

For cigar aficionados, there is the Casa del Habano which trades in the finest Cuban Cigars & Cuban tobacco products. If literature is your passion, you should visit the Hanoi library in Calle 44, one of the most comprehensive in the island that has books in English and French, as well as an enormous stock of books in Spanish.

Lovers of Salsa and Son—two enduringly popular strains of Afro-Cuban music with roots that go back centuries—will really enjoy a visit to the shops ARTEX and Max Music which have the best in traditional Cuban music, cassettes, and CDs. Both also have book sections.

All your photo needs are catered for at Photo Service, which sells film and batteries, develops film and even has a camera repair service. For casual clothing, as well as various beach items, there is Benetton in Calle 42.

In addition to these recommended places, the crafts markets and shops in Matanzas Cuba offer a whole host of other options for buying cuban arts, crafts & sovereigns.



Location: The Meliá Varadero is located right alongside Varadero beach. 7.5 km distance from the town of Varadero and next to the New Shopping Mall and Convention Center of Varadero. The airport of Varadero is 35.5 km away and the airport in Havana 140 km.
Accommodations: The Meliá Varadero has of 455 standard double rooms, 28 superior rooms and 7 Suites. All of the rooms have a private bathroom, satellite TV and mini-bar and offer 24-hour Room Service. The Meliá Varadero is a world-class hotel located on a beautiful stretch of beach facing the sea. The lobby has a very impressive central dome decorated with flowers, tropical plants and hanging vines. Large and comfortable rooms offer an incredible view of the sea, surrounding gardens and golf course.
Services: Breakfast buffet. Buffet-restaurant. Seafood restaurant. Cuban restaurant. Beach barbecue. 24-hour Coffee Shop. Lobby bar. Show bar. Pool bar. Daytime and evening entertainment program. Gym. Massages. Boutiques. Souvenir shop. Jeweler. Hairdresser. 7 meeting & banqueting halls for up to 450 guests.



Hotel Melia Las Antillas - Hotel DescriptionThe Meliá Las Antillas spreads over six hectares of exotic
Caribbean gardens with water features and exuberant plant life. The Resort is a true paradise offering some of the most comfortable accommodations in Cuba, delicious gourmet meals, and land and water sports (for adults aged 16 and over).
The hotel offers elegantly designed Suites and Junior Suites furnished with all the modern comforts, excellent restaurants, varied recreational options and excellent services.
Recommended for nautical sports enthusiasts, couples, weddings and honeymoons, it is a mere 30 minute drive from from Varadero Juan Gualberto Gómez International Airport and 10 minutes from downtown Varadero.



Hotel Arenas Doradas - Hotel Description Pictures beachfront resort backed by the “Marina Chapelin”, and ideally positioned in colourful gardens which open out onto the beach known as “Playa Los Taínos”, considered to be one of the best in Cuba.
Flanking the golden sands of Varadero Beach, this open-plan 316 room resort is spaciously laid out around a tropical landscaped pool area with a sunken pool bar, children’s pool and open-air Jacuzzi. Beside the pool is the charming thatched Grill restaurant “Los Loritos” and pathways lined with brightly coloured exotic vegetation lead to the wonderful beach of white sand where the water sports centre “Los Taínos” offers you a wide range of activities.
Varadero's Beach Restaurant “El Galeón” awaits you with a purely Caribbean atmosphere and culinary specialities including Spanish paella, fresh fish and seafood.
Accommodation is in the form of eleven, red-tiled, 2-floor sandstone chalets arranged in a horseshoe shape opening out towards the beach, divided by an ornamental stream and criss-crossed by pathways through the lush gardens. Opposite the main Buffet-Restaurant “El Escarpe” you will find the indoor/outdoor evening Entertainment’s Centre.
The spacious octagonal lobby features a central fountain and Lobby-bar “El Patio” with a wicker furnished gallery and a variety of shops selling local handicrafts, souvenirs and other holiday essentials.




Hotel Club Karey - Hotel Description Club Karey breathes the atmosphere of a traditional hacienda, but it is actually an All Inclusive resort made up of a collection of attractive buildings and gardens, excellent value at this completely remodeled 107 room.
With a simple, relaxed atmosphere, Club Karey is ideal for families & couples who want a laid back vacation.
Located on a beautiful white sandy beach, 25 minutes from the airport and less than a km. from Varadero’s resort centre.
It’s one of Varadero’s best kept secrets!




Hotel Mercure Cuatro Palmas - Hotel new Cuban hotel is Considered one of the most beautiful and comfortable hotel facilities on the Varadero, the world famous Cuban beach. Distinguished and elegant. Arches, columns, stained-glass windows and balustrades give it a distinctively Cuban appeal. This, along with the excellent services provided to guests, make it a magnificent vacation place. Quality accommodations and nautical sports installations characterize the Cuatro Palmas, as well as its wonderful architecture, that makes it an example of touristic development, respecting the environment. A good location only 100 meters from the beach. Very close to shopping centers and other places of interest, such as restaurants specializing in Cuban and international cuisine and nightclubs.



Almost every hotel here has some form of nightly entertainment, usually a Broadway theater review or local cabaret-style show. These can vary from sadly comic to totally professional. Most give way to a dance party. By far the biggest and best cabaret show, the Tropicana Matanzas , is located about 20 minutes away on the outskirts of Matanzas. Other cabaret options include the Cabaret Continental at Varadero Internacional (tel. 45/66-7038; cover CUC$25); The Mambo Club at Gran Hotel, Carretera Las Morlas Km 14 (tel. 45/66-8565; CUC$5); and the Palacio de La Rumba at the Hotel Bella Costa, Avenida Las Américas (tel. 45/66-8210; CUC$10).
Habana Café in the Sol Club Las Sirenas, Avenida Las Américas and Calle K (tel. 45/66-8070), is very similar to the Habana Café in Havana's Meliá Cohiba. The nightly cabaret and review show is top-notch, with a crack band laying down smooth Cuban rhythms. When the show ends, the circular, sunken floor is one of the more happening dance clubs in town. Admission is CUC$12, including your first drink; reservations are recommended.
Perhaps my favorite place for a show is the new La Comparsita , Calle 60 and Avenida 3 (tel. 45/66-7415), which is a lovely open-air space built to re-create the feel of a colonial-era courtyard. There are good sightlines from all the tables here and an excellent nightly show highlighting a wide-range of Cuban music and dance styles. Admission is CUC$5. They also have a happening bar upstairs.
Cueva del Pirata, Autopista Sur Km 11 (tel. 45/66-7751), is a midsize cave that has been converted into a popular cabaret and dance club. Lights create eerie shadows among the stalactites. The nightly cabaret show begins around 10:30pm and has a pronounced Afro-Cuban emphasis. It's followed by dancing to either a live band or a DJ. Admission is CUC$5.
The Casa Blanca Mirador, atop the Mansión Xanadú (tel. 45/66-8482), is a good spot for a quiet drink with a nice view. Club La Pachanga in the Hotel Acuazul, Avenida 1 and Calle 13 (tel. 45/66-7132), is the most happening spot in the "downtown" area of Varadero, and a good option for getting away from the all-inclusive crowds. Here you're more likely to find independent travelers, and even some Cubans, although the latter will include a fair share of jineteros (hustlers). Admission is CUC$2.




The charm of the beach, the kindness of the sun and the pleasure of the Caribbean all in one; over 20 km-fine sand-shore and crystal-clear waters, along with a privileged position in the Caribbean, Varadero enjoys an exceptional place among international beaches.
Internationally recognized as the most famous beach in Cuba, it welcomes tourists from all over the world who want to spend special holidays. Pure air, clean and safe beaches, and of course, all inclusive in the exquisite fashion only Beaches resorts can provide..
Varadero is the materialization of anyone's dream about holidaying: with the family, alone or with us.
Information of interest
During the 19th century, seamen used to make repairing and caulking at its shores and thus it became known as varadero, from the English careen. They found there a quiet and far-apart place formed by indescribable beautiful beaches.
It was only during the 50´s that new construction projects began to spread with the view to host the owners as resting houses for long periods of holidays.
Now, Varadero is the most important tourist resort in Cuba, gathering the highest number of high manikin hotels of mostly four and five-stars.




The "Xanadú Mansion" Golf Course Club House, located on the San Bernardino crags, was designed by architects Covarrocas and Govantes in July 1927.
The owner of this exclusive estate was French American millionaire Irenee Dupont de Nemours, born on 21 December 1876, who eventually had 8 children, 35 grandchildren and 5 great-grand children. Irenee was the Dupont of that generation who took the greatest interest in developing the company founded by his great grandfather Eleuthere Dupont in Delaware in 1802. During Irenee's lifetime, the company became the largest diversified chemical products empire in the world, employing in 1957 90 000 workers in 74 plants worldwide. Before taking over the company chairmanship, Irenee had several jobs in construction, finances and development.
In 1927, at the age of 49, he retired from the chemical empire chairmanship and started to look around for a quiet place to spend his retirement. Like many Americans, he found it in Cuba. That very same year he purchased 180 hectares of land on the Hicacos Peninsula for 90 000 pesos. The property included 8 km of virgin breaches, but he chose the rocky hills of the San Bernardino crags to build his dream house. The four storey mansion, with 11 bedrooms and adjoining baths, three large terraces, seven balconies and a private dock, was named "Xanadu", after the exotic Palace built by the legendary Chinese warrior and conqueror Kublas Khan, as described by the English poet Samuel Taylor. According to the legend, "Xanadu" was the ancient kingdom of the Tartars, extending from Central Asia to Western China and parts of Russia.
In 1932 Dupont installed the largest privately owned organ in all of Latin America, worth 11 000 dollars. The machinery was installed in the basement and the organ worked automatically and manually. Two shafts carried the music to the mirador and the lobby, without inconveniencing the guests in their rooms. The furniture, including the organ, paintings and piano, were supplied by Theodore Baily & Co. and Meras & Rico.
Precious woods were brought especially from Santiago de Cuba for the ceilings, stair rails and columns, while the floors and bathrooms were done in Cuban, Italian and Spanish marble. The actual construction was entrusted to the Frederick Sneard Corporation at a cost of 1 300 000 dollars and finished on 30 December 1930.
Dupont would stay at Xanadu for a few months each year from early January, sometimes inviting important company executives.


The Dupont estate grew to some 1328 acres, covering parts of what today is the municipality of Cardenas. The land had been bought at the ridiculous price of four cents per square meter, but the estate's value increased years later when the road, power plant and aqueduct were built.
The gardens were planted with coconut trees. On the Eastern slopes they planted flowers and a vegetable garden, together with banana, avocado and papaya trees. Parrots and cockatoos were imported to make the place more tropically enchanting.
Although architect Herbert Strong designed the first golf course with 18 holes, it was later built with only 9 following a design by Sim Cuthrie. The first four holes were built on natural soil, while the others required refilling. The golf course was started in December 1931, and shortly after completion, in September 1933, was hit by a hurricane that swept away with greens and fairways from holes 5 to 9. From April to December 1934, over US$ 10 000 worth of soil had to be dumped on the land and the golf course was fully operational again in 1936.
The golf course was always owned by Peñas de Hicacos S.A. and its total cost, excluding soil refills and maintenance, was over US$ 41 000. Originally, there was the idea of forming a golf club with exclusive membership, but this was never done. Playing the 9 holes cost $1.00, of which $0.50 was for the caddy, and the rest was for a public school.
In March 1957 Dupont visited Xanadu for the last time. On 12 December 1963, Xanadu opened as "Las Americas" Restaurant, with Russian astronaut Valentina Tereshkova as guest of honor. That same day, at the age of 85, Irenee Dupont passed away in the US.
Today the Dupont Mansion of Varadero Cuba is a world famous destination resort for the elite golfers and amatuer tourist alike.

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