What Is Varadero Beach?

What Is Varadero Beach?
Varadero Beach is a city located on the eastern coast of northern Cuba. The crystal blue waters that line the beaches in this area make Varadero Beach one of Cuba's most popular attractions for outdoors enthusiasts.

Guided Tours

A number of guided tours depart from Varadero Beach, including boating tours of the Atlantic Ocean, jungle tours and truck and jeep safaris.

Water Activities

Varadero Beach is home to over 40 species of coral and many varieties of fish, crustaceans and mollusks, making it a popular place for snorkeling and scuba diving. Local scuba centers offer gear rentals and lessons for beginners.


Located near Varadero Beach, the Bellamar Caves provide spelunking in the cave system's 28 caverns. In addition, the Ambrosio Caves allow a glimpse at a Mesoamerican ceremonial site and a glimpse at several examples of pre-Columbian cave art.


There are more than 45 hotels in the Varadero Beach area, as of 2009, with lodging options ranging from five-star resorts to more affordable accommodations.


Because of the United States trade embargo on Cuba, the travel of Americans to Cuba is highly restricted, as of 2009. If you do not have a relative living in Cuba or a business or educational reason for your visit, you are not likely to obtain the necessary U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control-issued license to travel to Varadero Beach.


Article Written By Faith Davies

Faith Davies has been writing professionally since 1996, contributing to various websites. She holds an LAH insurance license in the state of Pennsylvania and has experience as a bank branch manager and lending officer. Davies graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in art history.

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