Varadero Things to Do

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  • 1. Beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The most obvious thing to do in Varadero is to spend hours soaking up the sun on the sand in front of the turquoise sea. Certainly the widest and the longest beach I saw in Cuba, plenty of room for...

  • 2. Catamaran

    The catamaran tour can be booked from any hotel, just ask at the front desk. When we took the tour in Nov/10 the price was 60 CUC. It is well worth the money. Although the day we went was also the day...

  • 3. Cigars

    as in everthing you must know your stuff before buying,,whether a cigar or a purse. The writer pays 60 cents to a dollar for the best sticks in cuba.. best for the novice to stay away from montes #4...

  • 4. Parque Retiro Josone

    4 out of 5 stars

    This is a nice walk for anybody around the lake and mainly in the shade of the huge trees that are there. There's a few restaurants and bars if you need but mainly from 12h00 onwards. You can also...

  • 5. Diving and Snorkle

    There are around 32 diving sites-including one at the Piedras del Norte Cay Underwater Park-between the Bay of Matanzas and the western tip of the Jardines del Rey (Gardens of the King) Archipelago....

  • 6. Jeep Tours

    Next stop on our tour was a river cruise on the Miramar River. While at this stop we also got to watch a traditional Cuban dance and do some more souvenir shopping. Lobster dinner was offered on the...

  • 7. Horse Back Riding

    To find stirrups that even came close to my feet it was suggested that I try a different horse! Sorry, no adjustments here. Comfort? I think not. I wish I could have found a way to enjoy it but I can...

  • 8. Skydiving

    Got this idea from 416Guy..... But Found out that its only done on mondays!! the day i arrived and left. Also Depends on the weather, too windy its a no go. But you do land on the beach at your hotel...

  • 9. Museum

    In a lovely setting between the ocean and a garden full of palm trees the museum is a disappointement, at least it was for us. When we had paid our entry fee (1 CUC) a guide began showing some of the...

  • 10. Delfinario

    4 out of 5 stars

    The show and "swim with the dolphins" activity in the Delfinario in Varadero was great. It was especially good for kids. Just make sure you get the right video before you leave. We got the wrong one.

  • 11. Many ways to get around

    The most obvious way to get around Varadero is by taxi. Always negotiate your price before you get in the cab. And keep in mind, those old 57 Chevys and...

  • 12. Explore the town of Varadero

    There isn't that much to see and do in Varadero itself, but it's definitely worth going for a walk around this charming town. After having seen so many rundown...

  • 13. Horse & Carriage Trip

    These guys ply their trade along the main road by the shopping plaza.We caught one back to Beaches hotel which took about 15 minutes and cost 20 Pesos per...

  • 14. scooters

    Scooters are a fun and cheap way to get around, and u can find them everywher on street corners to be rented out. The locals don't recocmend it, cuz supposudly...

  • 15. Al Capone

    Al Capone had a beach house in Varadero. It has since been converted to a restuarant but the outside is open for tours. You can take a hop on hop off bus that...

  • 16. Driving Around Varadero

    Varadero has exponentially grown its tourism industry in the last few years since it appears to aggressively market itself to target the international crowd. It...

  • 17. Dolpins Swims

    Please be mindful that when you "pay" for a "swim with the dolphins" excursion, you are contributing to the brutal and sadistic capture of these creatures,...

  • 18. excursions

    Spend some time with the Transur orientation meetings. They break down what you are getting in an all inclusive price.The Habana overnight tour was very...

  • 19. Varadero Sunsets

    I was surprised that the sunset in Varadero is so colourful. So far I've been used to those glorious orange Caribbean sunsets, so perhaps it was due to the...

  • 20. Car Heaven

    Having dated a biker for ten years, I am still left with a passion for things motorised with a particular penchant for classic cars.You can imagine my delight,...

  • 21. Hop over to Havana

    Most, if not all, hotels in Varadero have a representative of the Cuban tourist board on duty. I would advise you to seek the advice of this rep in your hotel...

  • 22. Get yourself a handmade straw hat

    We noticed people wearing gorgeous hats made from woven palm leaves. A little straw palmleaf mozzie sat atop each hat. I wondered at their source and longed to...

  • 23. Drink Coconut Milk

    First of all, did you realise that coconut milk is actually water? I didn't know until I came across these two elderly gardeners on the beach in Varadero.They...

  • 24. Ecological Reserves

    Varadero is a particularly fabulous area of interest for Ecologists and photographers. At the edge of the beach by Paradisus Varadero there is an Ecological...

  • 25. Shell Seekers

    In one sense we were lucky to experience very inclement weather in Varadero as it forced us to get out of the hotel and look for something to do.Thus, every...

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