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Cuba's most famous beach destination
Located on the northern coast of the province of Matanzas, Varadero constitutes one of Cuba's most complete tourist destinations. This narrow strip of land possesses a beach of the finest white sand, which covers 20 km of its northern side. Along the palm tree lined streets, tourists are offered glimpses of vestiges from days gone by, with locals sitting upon the terraces of their ornamented wooden colonial houses.
Running through the center of Varadero, 1st Avenue parallels the beach, supporting alleys which branch out towards the sea, housing souvenir shops and bars swarmed by coconut trees. A horse-drawn colonial carriage will happily take you on a tour around the peninsular while restaurants offer possibilities for all tastes.
Varadero offers the traveler many opportunities to participate in recreational activities, such as diving, sailing, tennis and golf; while also boasting a long stretch of sun-soaked sandy coastline for simply doing nothing at all. Away from the busy streets and fancy hotels you can be sure to find a few romantic and lonely sandy spots.
Varadero has a privileged geographical position, just 144 km (2 hours drive) from Havana, Cuba's capital city and first in the country declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is also located only 315 km (3 hours drive) from Trinidad, third oldest and best preserved colonial town founded in Cuba, recognized as The Museum City of the Caribbean.
Whoever finds them self in Varadero encounters possibilities for relaxing, sightseeing, partying, sporting and water activities, set around a tropical beach with crystal-clear waters. Varadero is indeed a holiday paradise.