by Cuba Direct on 22/09/12 at 2:44 pm
TripAdvisor placed Varadero -Cuba’s main tourist destination-, among the top 10 destinations for sun and beaches worldwide. Although the sun and beach tourism is the main attraction, in Varadero also take place different activities: cultural tourism, events, and nautical ones, among others.
TripAdvisor, the world’s largest website for travelers, placed Varadero -Cuba’s main tourist destination-, among the top 10 destinations for sun and beaches worldwide. The beach resort is located to the north of the province of Matanzas, and about 130 km from Havana. Although the sun and beach tourism is the main attraction, in Varadero also take place different activities directed to the families, as well as to cultural tourism, events and nautical ones, among others.
TripAdvisor, which is fed by the views submitted by customers, gave the highest award given in that category, the Travelers Choice 2012. The attractions of nature and the comfort of modern life combine harmoniously in this paradisiacal point of the Cuban geography.
Varadero has the largest hotel capacity in the country, about 19 thousand 418 rooms, spread over more than 20 kilometers of beaches with fine sand. Most of the best All Inclusive hotels in Cuba are in Varadero. Among the five facilities that make a point we can enumerate the Iberostar Varadero Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa, Blau Varadero Hotel Cuba, Paradisus Princesa del Mar Resort and Melia Las Americas, where is located the largest golf course in the country, the scene of important competitions.
All have five-star and national and international awards for their results in serving customers. Other attractions include the dolphinarium-where visitors enjoy a dolphin show and can bathe in their company. Nautical tours through Punta Hicacos and diving activities are among the so many offers in Varadero. Varadero reserves the visitor a wide range of recreational options.
A wide range of local tours allow you to visit places like the Park Josone, the Montemar Natural Park, the National Park, Biosphere Reserve and the Ramsar Site Cienaga de Zapata, one of the largest swamps in the Caribbean, the ecological reserve Varahicacos and the Yumuri Valley. The city of Matanzas, very close to the resort, is known as the Athens of Cuba for their valuable cultural values and the concerns of its people to preserve their cultural life.
In the last 10 years, Varadero has experienced an unprecedented growth, accompanied by the diversification and qualification of its tourism product. Canada continues to be the largest issuer of visitors, followed by England, France, Germany, Argentina, Russia and Mexico. But also significant is the increment of others like Holland, Colombia, Chile, Switzerland and Peru. In Varadero you will find the conditions of comfort for the full enjoyment of the warm sun, the distinctive beach, and the goodness of Mother Nature for your memorable Cuba holidays.