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Holidays to Varadero, Cuba are popular with families and couples of all ages.
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Mile upon mile of bright white sands, edged by palm trees and eye-popping turquoise seas: this is Varadero - and it’s home to one of the best beaches on the planet. With its luxury, all-inclusive hotels, Cuba’s best loved beach resort is a haven for relaxation. Those seeking action on their holidays in Varadero aren’t disappointed by the impressive array of land and water sports on offer. For a taste of authentic Cuba, just head downtown, where you’ll find flea markets, music halls and the odd rum bar. And if you really want to delve into the history of this fascinating country, take a day trip to capital Havana. Most Varadero holidays are all inclusive and whilst the hotels offer plenty of facilities, it’s definitely worth exploring the beautiful surrounding area. Take a guided tour of the countryside and discover lush forests, sugar plantations and misty hills. Stunning beaches, unique culture and great value for money, Varadero is a wonderful holiday destination.

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The climate in Cuba is tropical, which means the weather is warm and humid all year round. Temperatures rarely drop below the mid twenties and often peak in the early thirties. A cooling breeze washes over the island, making the heat more bearable. The summer season runs from November to April, whilst the rainy season is from May to October. When the rain does come, showers tend to be heavy but short. Holidays to Varadero are popular all year round, but it’s a great place to go to escape the British winter.
Things to see & do

Varaderos top notch location makes it just perfect for watersports and youll find plenty to choose from here. Think windsurfing, snorkelling, pedaloes and deepsea fishing. If you fancy a lazy day at sea, book a catamaran cruise. Away from the waters, most Vardero hotels offer an array of sports facilities and the resort has its own 18 hole golf club. For an exciting day out and a chance to swim with the dolphins, head to Varadero Dolphinarium in Punta Hicacos Natural Park. Take a Jeep safari tour of the beautiful landscape inland, or head to downtown Varadero for culture and shopping aplenty. If you want to experience Havana, you can visit in a day or you may choose and overnight trip. Whether you want to relax in the sun or explore and be active, holidays to Varadero have got something to suit!

Cuba is famous for its Latino beats, rumba and salsa and late night parties. Many hotels in Varadero offer their own entertainment, which includes everything from lazy lounge bars to lively shows. After the sun sets, Varadero comes alive with a vibrant nightlife scene. In the downtown Varadero area, youll find a mix of large, modern clubs and small establishments, often with live music and dancing.

Food & drink

Most of the all inclusive hotels in Varadero have an enticing array of onsite restaurants. Many of the luxury hotels have several a la carte restaurants alongside the standard all inclusive buffet. Italian, Chinese and steakhouses are just some of the options available, depending on where you stay. In downtown Varadero, the pavement cafes and rum bars give you a taste of Cuban life.

Things to know before you go

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office ( website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.

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