Varadero Tourism

Varadero unabashedly boasts of some of the best sands and scenes in Cuba. Although it has a reputation of being a place for the well-heeled, the spectacular bay views make a trip to Varadero truly a priceless experience. Soft, white sands hugging turquoise blue waters will make you fall in love with this magnificent resort town over and over again.So head to Varadero to do nothing but relax, let go and live. Marvel at this unbelievably serene god’s creation and dip in the warm waters of the Cardenas Bay. The Hicacos peninsula is truly a blessed place which has unfortunately been discovered and populated by pricey, soulless resorts . Varadero is also a good base to explore the near by gems of Matanzas,Cardenas, Trinidad and Cienfuegos.

Essential travel information and Varadero tips for your visit

  • Do try out Cuba’s favorite cocktail ; the Mojito. It’s the drink of choice in Varadero too and a great way to beat the sun!
  • Be careful while using your credit card in Varadero. There are a number of scams that the shopkeepers pull on gullible tourists.
  • Exchanging money in Varadeo can be quite a pain. Do ensure that you have enough local currency before you arrive here.
  • While in Cuba, do as the Cubans do best! Try a genuine Cuban cigar. It’s one of the best souvenirs that you can take back.
  • How safe is Varadero for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Varadero.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 87.5 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
    • Safety Index 78.68 (High)
    • Climate Index 91.8 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Varadero

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.35 USD
    • International Movie per seat 0.3 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 30 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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