Due to its facilities and permanent development, Varadero is the beach tourist destination par excellence in Cuba. A long and thin strip of sand and green vegetation stretches for nearly 12 km along the Peninsula of Hicacos, penetrating into the Gulf, pointing toward the Atlantic Ocean.
It’s the most famous and internationally-known beach resort of the country, with lodging facilities and services that can satisfy the most demanding travellers. At Varadero, you can enjoy crystal clear waters with different shades of blue, in which you can find countless coral treasures and multicoloured fish. Located north of Matanzas, 130 kilometers from Havana, many people know it as The Blue Beach.