One of the best things about this seaside town is the wide array of activities on offer, providing plenty to keep travellers of all ages entertained. This is where Varadero distinguishes itself from the Cayos, a slightly more upmarket beach option.
For the ultimate in rest and relaxation, spend your days unwinding at your resort, scuba diving or snorkelling in the sea, strolling along the beach and enjoying the onsite entertainment. Alternatively, explore further afield with a scenic catamaran trip to the surrounding keys or a wander through the town’s street markets, open-air theatres and museums. The largest wetland reserve in the Caribbean, the Zapata Peninsula, is just a short distance away and plays host to an array of endemic fauna. Culture-buffs should spend at least a day in the nearby city of Matanzas, famed for its poets, rich culture and Afro-Cuban folklore.