The touristic city of Varadero, located 130 km from Havana, spreads over 30 km, approximately 20 km of which are along the coast. Sitting northeast from the city of Cárdenas, on the Hicacos peninsula in the Matanzas province, Varadero is home to Cuba’s most famous beaches. In fact, the longest, most well-known beach on this peninsula of the Caribbean bears the same name.

On Varadero’s idyllic beaches with fine white sand, warm waters and endless turquoise tones, swimmers can venture out into the sea for several metres without getting fully immersed. This is an attractive feature both for adults and families travelling with small children.

Hotels in Varedero:

  • Sirenis Tropical Varadero

The demand of tourists who choose this seaside town to enjoy an unforgettable holiday in the Caribbean is constant throughout the year, though tourists from the Northern Hemisphere tend to prefer the period between December and April, since it coincides with their winter season. Officially, the quietest or least busy season in Cuba includes the months of May, June, September and October.

Varadero, located a 2-hour car ride from the capital, Havana, is the perfect holiday destination to explore locations such as the islet of Cayo Blanco, the Bellamar Caves, the Ambrosio Cave, the Ciénaga de Zapata National Park located on the Zapata Peninsula, the Bay of Pigs, the Boca de Guamá and its village Taína, the Varahicacos Ecological Reserve and cities such as Trinidad, Cienfuegos and Santa Clara.

Transport options:

  • Plane, private car, public transport (bus), boat, bicycle, motorbike, taxi.


  • Beach: 0 km
  • Ambrosio Cave: 4 km
  • Varahicacos Ecological Reserve: 5 km
  • Santa Marta Airport: 13 km
  • Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport: 32 km
  • Bellamar Caves: 46 km
  • Boca de Guamá: 114 km
  • Havana: 130 km
  • Bay of Pigs: 140 km
Approximate exchange rate, valid for information purposes only. We would remind you that according to the applicable legislation, payment is to be made in local currency, and in Cuba, in Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC) only.