Varadero, Cuba

  • Varadero is a resort town in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, and one of the largest resort areas in the Caribbean. The place was first used as a dry dock and the salt mines of the peninsula (closed in 1961) supplied most of the Spanish Latin America Fleet since 1587. However, the foundation date of Varadero as city was only on December 5, 1887, when ten families from the city of Cárdenas obtained a permission to build their vacation homes between today's 42nd and 48th Street.

    Varadero is foremost a tourist resort town, boasting more than 20 km of white sandy beaches. The first tourists visited Varadero as early as the 1870s, and for years it was considered an elite resort. In 1910 the annual rowing regatta was started; five years later the first hotel, named Varadero and later Club Nautico, was built. Tourism grew in the early 1930s as Irénée du Pont, an American millionaire, built his estate on the peninsula. Many famous and infamous people stayed in Varadero, for example Al Capone.

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I will certainly continue to recommend Blowes Travel! I will certainly continue to recommend Blowes Travel! I think I can speak for all of us when I convey our mutual satisfaction with this beautiful Varadero Paradisus Princesa Del Mar resort on the Varadero Peninsula. The resort has many bonuses that were important to all of us, some of which I wil by Karen McKenzie - Varadero, Cuba - Reply
We loved the Ocean Vista Azul in Cuba! Thank you Shelley! We loved the Ocean Vista Azul in Cuba! Thank you Shelley! Our Hotel in Varadero was 5 Star!  We would highly recommend Ocean Vista Azul. The hotel grounds were very nice and landscaped. The shorter bus ride from airport to hotel is a big bonus. We ate most of time in privilege Restaurant Neptuno.... by Shelley Moore - Varadero, Cuba - Reply
Resort in Varadero, Cuba was Excellent Resort in Varadero, Cuba was Excellent We had a fantastic time on our vacation at the Iberostar Laguna Azul!  The resort was excellent, we were a little scared about the comments we were seeing before we went – but had no concerns at all once there The room setup was so perfe by Jennifer Chedore, CTC - Varadero, Cuba - Reply
Couple enjoyed stay at Paradisus Princesa del Mar in Varadeo, Cuba Couple enjoyed stay at Paradisus Princesa del Mar in Varadeo, Cuba Ola Monica! We enjoyed our stay in Varadero,Cuba.  The resort (Paradisus Princesa del Mar) was beautiful and we had no complaints about the food. The beach is also great and you can walk on it for miles which we enjoy. The only by Monica Purdon - Varadero, Cuba - Reply
Overall we give the trip to Cuba a thumbs up. Overall we give the trip to Cuba a thumbs up. Three couples in their early 30s stayed in the Melia Las Antillas, Varadaro, Cuba in a junior suite superior ocean view rooms. The flew Sunwing from London, Ontario. Here is Evan's review: It started off rocky when we got caught by Jennifer Chedore, CTC - Varadero, Cuba - Reply
Thanks for a wonderful holiday Monica! Thanks for a wonderful holiday Monica! We had a great time, no complaints, beach was gorgeous, resort was a little older but spotless and the staff were so friendly.  We thought the food was very good.  We would recommend this resort to anyone, we met so many friendly people f by Monica Purdon - Varadero, Cuba - Reply