Varadero Beach

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Varadero Beach – Tourist – Top 3 Hotels – History

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On the Hicacos peninsula, between the bay of Cardenas and the Strait of Florida, about 120 km east of Havana, at the eastern end of the Via Blanca. This promontory extends for 20 kilometers from the mainland in a northeastern direction, Punta Hicacos, is the northernmost point of the island of Cuba. At the northeastern end of the peninsula is a nature reserve with virgin forests and beaches. The keys developed off the coast, such as Cayo Piedras and Father’s Cayo Cruz, are the westernmost part of the Sabana-Camagüey archipelago.

Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport in Varadero in the west of the peninsula is the Varadero Airport. It is the second most important airport on the island after José Martí Airport in Havana.

Varadero is known as a tourist town with over 20 km of white sandy beaches. The first tourists visited Varadero in 1870, and for years it was considered an elite seaside resort. In 1910 the annual rowing regatta began; five years later the first hotel was built, called Varadero, which was later renamed the Club Náutico. Tourism developed in the early 1930s, when Irenee du Pont, an American millionaire, built her own farm on the peninsula (today Xanadu House or DuPont House). Many famous people stayed in Varadero, for example: Al Capone.

Varadero History

After the Cuban Revolution of 1959, many palaces were expropriated by their wealthy owners. These villas soon became museums. Symbol of the new integrated tourism for Cubans and foreign visitors of all horizons, the park of 8000 desks was built in 1960. Visitors can leave their personal belongings in the basement of the park, access the toilets and restaurants on the first floor, and rent bathing suits and swimsuits. The surroundings of the park have become the center of the city.

Between the 60s and 80s Varadero became a cultural centre. During these years, Central Park (8000 lockers) (between 44th and 46th Streets) has hosted numerous concerts, festivals and sporting events.

Another hotel campaign started in the 1990s, particularly in the 4 and 5 star segments. Many hotels are run by foreign companies such as Meliá, Barceló, etc. When international tourism opened up, the local population increased with the arrival of people from other parts of Cuba. As a result, Varadero has lost a large part of his social and cultural life and traditions. The central park, the cinema and various cultural meeting points were neglected in favour of global tourism and finally closed. The International Carnival, an initiative of Cubans and foreigners that began in the 1980s, has also come to an end.

Varadero is mainly visited by European and Canadian tourists. Although the number of U.S. tourists visiting Varadero has increased, it has been limited by restrictions imposed by the U.S. government, which have made it difficult for U.S. citizens to visit Cuba as tourists. Varadero hosts one of the two Canadian consulates in Cuba.

All inclusive hotels in Varadero

Discover the best all inclusive hotels in Varadero for your next holiday. Here are some important tips for your booking!

All-inclusive Varadero hotels offer everything you need for a pleasant stay at your destination. As the name indicates, these establishments offer a range of services that you do not need to pay in the facility, because their costs are covered from the moment you make the reservation. With your all-inclusive accommodation in Varadero, all you have to do is enjoy the peace and pleasure you deserve!

Find the best booking option of local hotels and resorts. Here you can see the best 4 hotels

All Inclusive Exclusive Resorts in Varadero 2019

1st Tuxpan Experience – All Inclusive

2nd Melia Marina Varadero – All Inclusive

3rd Living Experience Including Las Morlas

4th Royalton Hicacos – Adults Only – All Inclusive