Varadero is excellent at night, there a lot of discos and cabarets. The Music House (Casa de la Música) in Ave Playa and 43 street is a cultural Center for music lovers. Other discos available in Varadero: Cabaret Continental at the Varadero International Hotel (Hotel Internacional). Disco Mambo Club in Hotel Aguas Azules.
Varadero is safe The locals are friendly, very used to the sight of tourists, and as far as I could tell, have no interest in stealing your belongings. As a female solo traveller I was hardly hassled at all during my stay, and even walked alone at night (albeit a short distance along a main street) without hesitation.
1. Re: Is Varadero worth it ? Probably not; in the same way that Playa Pilar no longer is. It’s a nice beach, but Cuba has lots of very nice beaches.
Budget travelers can survive on around $50 USD per day. Cuba’s local currency is the Cuban Peso (CUP- ₱) and it translates to ₱24 CUP for $1 USD. However as a tourist, you ‘ll be using Cuba’s secondary currency just for tourists, the Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC – $) which is pegged to the US Dollar.
Yes- there are sharks .
Come out and playa: 6 of the best beaches in Cuba Varadero. With heart-melting destinations like Cienfuegos and Trinidad on the south coast, you know it’s going to be a good scene down there. Playa Ancon & La Boca. Playa Paraiso. Cayo Rico. Baracoa. Playa Los Pinos.
Located in the province of Matanzas, Varadero is the most famous beach resort in Cuba, and one of the largest resorts in the Caribbean. Also known as ‘Blue Beach’ because of its clear, calm waters, Varadero is fronted by a 20km (12-mile) fine white sandy beach, which is bathed by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream.
Eating raw or undercooked food is a serious health risk and should be avoided at all costs. Dishes containing beans and roots are typically safe to eat in Cuba since they need to be cooked anyway. Keep an eye out for bananas, yucca, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, frijoles negros (black beans) and other potajes.
The Royalton, the Blau Varadero and resorts away from the point have a great beach .
If you must stay in a resort while in Cuba , definitely take the opportunity to step outside of the gated community and explore some of the real Cuba . We recommend leaving the all-inclusives behind entirely and instead, staying with local families in Casa Particulars ( Cuban home stays) around the country.
TEN DOS AND DON ‘ TS FOR YOUR TRIP TO CUBA Do dress down. Wondering what to bring to Cuba ? Do engage with the local population. Do bring enough cash. Don ‘ t patronize luxury hotels. Do patronize paladares. Do bring back Cuban goods. Don ‘ t take pictures of the military or police. Do immerse yourself in the amazing culture.
Flights to Cuba in 2021
|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 11% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||August||Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 506||Average for round-trip flights in January 2021|
|Round-trip from||C$ 369||From Toronto to Havana|
Here is a list of items to avoid bring to Cuba so prevent them getting confiscated or detained. More than one of anything 2 cameras. 3 flashlights. 2 tents. 2 thermoses. 2 external hard drives. 2 cell phones. 1 Jacuzzi ( no , really)
Ways to get around Varadero You should always negotiate a price beforehand, some taxis have meters but they are rarely switched on. Cost is usually less than 5 to 10 CUC one-way to anywhere inside Varadero . A taxi ride from the airport to the resorts costs approximately 30 to 40 CUC one-way.
Because Cuba’s beaches sit on the Caribbean, sharks are sometimes in the vicinity. This is part of the reason it is inadvisable to go swimming in the early evening or at night, when sharks tend to be the most active. There are also jellyfish in the water, so keep a good lookout.