"Varadero Azul" Varadero by Havaname

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The most famous site in Matanzas is Varadero, the Blue Beach of Cuba, about 2 hours by road from Havana, or a few minutes by air. Green, white and blue are the main components of its beautiful landscape. Internationally known for its transparent seas, where you can walk for meters and meters in soothing shallow waters, it features 23 world-renowned diving areas as well as numerous restaurants, cabarets and nightclubs, bars, facilities for water and land sports, golf courses, and hotels for every taste. Varadero also is the focal point for more than 10 virgin islets and marine floors offering over 40 types of coral, a wide variety of fish, lobsters, shrimp, crabs, sea-tortoises and more than 70 types of mollusks. *

During the 19th century, seamen used to do repairing and caulking on its shores, and thus the beach became known as varadero, from the English careen. These ocean navigators discovered in Varadero a remote, quiet place created by indescribably beautiful beaches.
It was only during the 1950s that new construction projects began to spread, featuring vacation homes built for their owners so that they might rest during extended holiday periods.

Now Varadero is the undisputed tourist capital of Cuba and its most sought-after beach site, featuring almost 20 kilometers of surprising sands and a hotel industry in full development. *

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  • In a nutshell:Por muy turistico que sea, Varadero sigue siendo el paraiso azul de los cubanos
  • Last visit to Varadero: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Apr 24, 2005
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  • Aug 25, 2010 at 3:39 PM

    you have been a huge help . I extend much gratitude :) however, does this viazul bus route from Havana - Varadero include the Jose Marti Airport, Havana?

  • Dec 18, 2007 at 1:49 PM

    Hi, Im arriving varadero International airport at 5:30 AM. I need to get to Havana by 10 AM. Do you know the schedule of the earliest transportation will pick up people at the varadero airport. Let me know.

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    Nov 22, 2007 at 1:00 PM

    Lovely Varadero pages>>>>Stina//Stockholm

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  • VinTolucci's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2006 at 5:13 PM

    Wow Varadero is a beautiful place, I want to go there, wanna join me?

  • Hermanater's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2006 at 6:24 AM

    Happy Birthday......What an awesome place to live...

  • Lilasel's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2005 at 11:23 AM

    That's a Paradise which I'd like to see one day! Gracias! Greetings from France, Elena

  • Docu2001's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2005 at 3:22 AM

    Helpful tips ... Best, Doc

  • Tourtech's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2005 at 6:20 PM

    Sometimes you just have to dance! All the best from Canada!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2005 at 6:24 PM

    great page!


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