Varadero Beach | Debbie's Caribbean Resort Reviews Forums

White sand, a sapphire sea, and beautiful weather have made Varadero famous. This Cuban peninsula, only an hour and 45 min away from Havana, has some of the best beaches in the world. The natural beauty of Varadero has been preserved and many islets, coral reefs, and hidden caves are waiting to be explored! You can spend whole days lounging on the exquisite beach with a good book or good company, sitting beneath the palm trees. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are often provided and with over twenty meters of pristine beaches, there’s plenty of space to find your own piece of paradise or enjoy a long walk along the shore. From the peninsula, you can see Cayo Piedra, one of the virgin islets offshore. The sea is a vivid myriad of blue and turquoise and there’s nothing like wading into the warm, shallow waters that surround Varadero. Along certain parts of the beach, friendly vendors who are often willing to barter sell everything from sunglasses to drinks. If you get hungry, you won’t have to go far. There are many restaurants and bars along the shoreline, so you can enjoy your meal or drink while looking out at the breathtaking landscape.

In addition sunbathing and taking in Cuba’s natural beauty there are many adventurous activities on Varadero beach. You can do every water sport imaginable, from jet skis to paragliding. Sailboats and rowboats are also available for rent. Explore the land near the shore by bike, motorbike, car, or take a horse ride on the beach at sunset. You can also join a yacht cruise in the marina or swim with dolphins at the local park!

Varadero is just as beautiful beneath the waves as it is above them. Coral Beach, an underwater cave filled with fish and coral, is the prefect place for snorkeling. The majestic watery sights below will transport you to another world and knowledgeable guides can teach you all about the marine life that you’ll be seeing. The cave has over 30 species of coral and is home to a wide variety of plants and fish. Scuba Diving is also an option for anyone who wants to see even more of Coral Beach and the many other underwater marvels in Varadero. In the Saturno Cave, home to stunning stalagmites and stalactites, divers can float through the deep, wide cavern for hours. The famous Bay of Pigs is also a great diving site, especially for anyone looking to wall dive at the Punta Perdiz, where the extensive underwater landscape drops very suddenly from 10 meters to over 300 meters. To see the sunken remains of ships, where angel fish, barracudas, groupers, lobsters and green moray eels now live, head to Caribe, another spectacular diving site.
Whether your perfect day at the beach includes sunbathing, having a cocktail in the shade of a palm tree, sailing through paradise, diving down beneath the waves, or all of the above, Varadero beach is for you. The natural beauty of Varadero’s virgin beaches, coral reefs, caves, and parks are waiting to be enjoyed!Did you visit Varadero? Why do you like Varadero or not?

Varadero is an amazing place! The beauty of the nature is awesome…just heaven! I’ve been there many times and I hope to go back again.
I strongly suggest it for anybody who enjoys tropical environment.

Varadero is an amazing place! The beauty of the nature is awesome…just heaven! I’ve been there many times and I hope to go back again.
I strongly suggest it for anybody who enjoys tropical environment. Glad that you like it as well. For me as well Varadero is one of the top destinations and one main reason is beautiful beach. First time I visited Varadero I fell in love with it. Amazing!
I like Varadero. I sometimes read comments from people who say they don’t like it because it is too touristy. But for me, the touristy-ness doesn’t bother me. We go to Varadero for a restful, relaxing holiday on the beach.Now, I realize there are many other reasons to travel. Some travel for adventure, some to see new sights, some to learn about a new culture, etc. We have travelled for many different reasons, as well. But when we want to get away from the cares and stresses of our everyday life, not to mention the bitter Canadian winter, Varadero is a good place to do it. A week or two of restful summer in the middle of our winter is a really nice break.
"… This Cuban peninsula, only an hour away from Havana, has some of the best beaches in the world…"It’s an hour away if you’re in a Formula 1 race car perhaps…Cheers,Terry

I enjoy the weather at Varadero peninsula during warm spring, summer and fall months, not so much during the winter.

"… This Cuban peninsula, only an hour away from Havana, has some of the best beaches in the world…"It’s an hour away if you’re in a Formula 1 race car perhaps…Cheers,Terry I think two hours is more like it, especially if you want to take the scenic route
"… This Cuban peninsula, only an hour away from Havana, has some of the best beaches in the world…"It’s an hour away if you’re in a Formula 1 race car perhaps…Cheers,Terry You are right thanks for correction.

I was on the peninsula last week and it was wonderful as usual, although I did notice quite a bit of erosion once again eating up the beach in front of the Iberostar Playa Alamada, poor guys, this is the second time in 5 years they’ve been hit, whilst the other hotels have been spared. A downside of having one of the best beaches in the world and, may I add, one of the windiest I’ve been to in a long time. Last week was a doozy, with colder temps coming in as we were returning home.

Too bad for Iberostar but not all resorts have same issue there. I guess the way wind blowing can affect different part of the peninsula. How bad is the beach now in front of Iberostar?

The Playa Alameda was the one showing the most erosion, sometimes banks feet high, almost needed a ladder to get to the bar, oups I mean playa

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