Overview Varadero

Visiting Varadero

A beautiful and mysterious town, Varadero, Cuba has recently become a haven for vacationers looking for peaceful, serene beaches. Although the US’s travel restrictions only allow a handful of American tourists to experience the town, Valadero hosts over a million other tourists annually. Originally a dry dock for the salt mines of Cuba, the island grew in popularity for rich tourists early in its history. Now, many people can afford to vacation in the town while much of the old mansions still remain.

Located on the north side of Cuba, Valadero is one of the most popular resort towns in the Caribbean. The town invites beachgoers and travelers looking to experience the natural beauty of the island. With jungles, caves, and cays, Valadero offers not only luxurious beachside resorts, but natural adventure as well. Many of the cities nearby are popular among IgoUgo members as well, and are often a cheap ride away from the beach.

And when you are done with the... Read More
A beautiful and mysterious town, Varadero, Cuba has recently become a haven for vacationers looking for peaceful, serene beaches. Although the US’s travel restrictions only allow a handful of American tourists to experience the town, Valadero hosts over a million other tourists annually. Originally a dry dock for the salt mines of Cuba, the island grew in popularity for rich tourists early in its history. Now, many people can afford to vacation in the town while much of the old mansions still remain.

Located on the north side of Cuba, Valadero is one of the most popular resort towns in the Caribbean. The town invites beachgoers and travelers looking to experience the natural beauty of the island. With jungles, caves, and cays, Valadero offers not only luxurious beachside resorts, but natural adventure as well. Many of the cities nearby are popular among IgoUgo members as well, and are often a cheap ride away from the beach.

And when you are done with the sun for the day, many amenities are offered at the resorts in the area. Lodging is available for any type of experience you want, and many provide more than the typical hotel stay. Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport is the hub for flights into and out of the city, and offers both international and domestic carriers.    Close

Stories and Tips Varadero

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Dining at the Barcelo Marina Palace

Written by moatway on 01 Apr, 2006

The Barcelo property was scoring high: Beach 5/5, rooms 4/5, cleanliness 5/5, grounds 3/5 (immaturity of the plantings), staff friendliness 4/5, staff efficiency 4/5. But what do we really hope for in an all-inclusive? Of course… gourmet food, at bargain-basement prices, served in an enjoyable…Read More


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Varadero is beaches and tropical drinks!!

Written by kiminhalifax on 18 Dec, 2001

Saturday, November 24, 2001 4am – alarm goes off. Why am I going to Cuba? By 5am I on the way to the airport for the 6:10am flight to Toronto. At the airport, every second piece of carry-on is hand-searched. It doesn’t even go through…Read More


Tours

Written by LynnLovesToTravel on 29 Mar, 2005

I highly recommend two tours. The first is the Havana Special. This trip takes you to Havana, where they take you to some of the main historical sites and tell you about some the history of Cuba. We were given a chance…Read More


Varadero is beaches and tropical drinks!! pt2

Written by kiminhalifax on 18 Dec, 2001

Tuesday, November 27, 2001 I am supposed to dive today, but it is cancelled due to rough weather – it is rough off shore, but as calm as a mirror at shore. Within two hours, we see the storm moving past the island – you…Read More


Fabulous Time in Varadero....A+

Written by lockeb on 15 Apr, 2009

I just wanted to say that I've read a lot of stories that talk about bad food, no selecton of fresh fruit, etc. etc. - my experience was the totally opposite...I was at the Barcelo Solymar in 2007...will be there again in May (2009).....the rooms…Read More


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