If you are planning a holiday in Cuba, we invite you to visit Iberostar’s hotels in Varadero: 4 and 5-star beach resorts with all the amenities you need, located in one of the most paradisiacal corners of the Caribbean. Prepare to live a unique experience in a destination that has it all, where you will undoubtedly want to return.
Located in the municipality of Cárdenas, in the province of Matanzas and in the Hicacos peninsula, this town of 27,100 inhabitants unfolds in front of the Straits of Florida and only 18 km from some of the most spectacular Cuban beaches. All this without forgetting its proximity to the capital of the country, Havana, which is just 130 km away. Therefore, it is very easy to get to Varadero from the José Martí International Airport.
Boasting a pleasant tropical climate throughout the year, with an average temperature around 25° C (77° F), this destination combines colonial architecture, nature in abundance, affable and hospitable people, the exquisite Cuban cuisine and the contagious joy of a whole town to perfection, which can be reflected through music and the local way of understanding life.
All these attractions have made Varadero the main tourist destination in Cuba. Have you started packing yet?
Relax in Varadero with everything at your fingertips, and let Iberostar take care of your transfers. We are now offering a free shared transfer service for you to use, from Varadero airport to the following hotels (return trip):
Although this may come as a surprise, Varadero is much more than a coastal town. In fact, it is a place in which art and culture acquire a growing role.
Walking the streets of this city founded in the 1880s as a settlement, you can enjoy magnificent museums, libraries, art galleries and movie theaters. We must also mention the Ediciones Vigía workshop, a curious publishing house that, in the 21st century and for more than three decades, continues to produce books in an artisan way, illustrating them and numbering them by hand. In addition, it also organizes interesting exhibitions related to the literary universe. Take advantage of your stay at your Varadero hotel to visit them!
Another place that deserves the traveler’s attention is the Fondo de Bienes Culturales, which permanently exhibits the work of prestigious regional artists, as well as other Cuban painters: for example, Flora Fong, Roberto Fabelo, Raúl Mendive or Zaida del Río, among others. Don’t let others explain it to you!
Without underestimating its cultural offer, the flagship of the area are the magnificent beaches of Varadero, made of fine white sand and bathed by permanently warm waters. Moreover, as they are generally quite shallow, they are an ideal option for all those people who would like to travel to Cuba with children. However, whatever your choice, we assure you that its magnificent landscapes will leave you speechless. Relax in any of these magical corners and discover in situ why Varadero is popularly known as the blue beach of Cuba.
Do you need more reasons to be seduced by this strip of the Cuban coast? Here is an important one: in 2018, the Travelers' Choice awards chose it as the third best beach in the world. It is quite understandable, as it deploys more than 20 km of paradisiacal beaches, fully equipped with hammocks, umbrellas or palapas, so that the days in the sun become unbeatable.
Do you like water sports? In that case, this destination will not disappoint you. The local sports offer is very broad, with a multitude of disciplines adapted to your tastes and needs. One of the most popular activities is diving in Varadero. In fact, this town has 23 areas suitable for practicing this sport and to observe all kinds of fish and marine fauna.
However, the sports options do not end here, as it is also possible to go horse riding, enjoy cycling, surfing, water skiing, parachuting, tennis or golf in a 63-hectare golf course.
And if you have an adventurous spirit: why not travel around the Caribbean coast on a sailboat or catamaran? In Varadero, you will find a dock that is perfectly prepared for navigation.
In terms of leisure opportunities, Varadero has everything you need. The restaurants and bars of the area organize live music performances, and the nightclubs of Varadero are open daily. There, salsa beats, and the best Latin rhythms await, so you can dance until your body tells you to stop.
Do you want to live this experience firsthand? If so, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts offers
a wide range of 4- and 5-star hotels at your disposal which are located on the beachfront. In them, you can stay in Varadero on an All-Inclusive regime, in suites and luxury rooms, restaurants with gourmet cuisine and much more.
At Iberostar Selection Varadero, we offer you a hotel for families with playgrounds, a shopping area, a gym, a golf course just 7 km away and live entertainment shows. If you want to pamper yourself during your holiday in the Caribbean, do not forget that this hotel has a spa, beauty salon and fitness room.
Another excellent option for a holiday with children is the Iberostar Selection Bella Vista Varadero, a 5-star hotel with a VIP area for adults only and a la carte restaurants, where you can taste the delicacies of Creole, Italian and Japanese cuisine.
We should also mention Iberostar Laguna Azul, where you can explore the seabed with our diving school’s instructors; the Iberostar Playa Alameda, apartments in Varadero with a disco, sports facilities and many other services, and Iberostar Taínos, a 4-star hotel with a market, shopping area, gym and bungalows.
No need to think twice: the best kept secret in Cuba is hidden in this chest that we put in your hands. Check our offers for hotels in Varadero, book your room and start preparing a Caribbean getaway that you will always remember.
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