Weather and climate
Best time to visit
Cuba’s hottest months are July and August, and February is the coolest with temperatures of around 22°C.
Explore the surroundings
Varadero clings to the northwest of Cuba, running most of the length of the spectacular Hicacos Peninsula, a 20km spit of sand with one of the Caribbean’s most impressive beaches, as well as many of Cuba's finest international resorts. Varadero holiday highlights
Popular with families due to its expansive soft sands, clear waters, shallow depths and fantastic all inclusive accommodation, Varadero is also a haven for divers. Over 28 spectacular dive sites are accessible from the beach and a stunning array of underwater flora and fauna can be discovered. Dolphins flirt around the coast of Cuba and can often be spotted from the shore, leaping out of the water in the distance.
- Explore the romantic arcaded streets of the tranquil town of Cardenas by horse-drawn carriage.
- Venture underground to discover the incredible Cuevas de Bellamar. Discovered in the 1860os, these magnificent galleries are adorned with fascinating crystalline formations and spectacular stalagmites and stalactites.
- Visit Castillo de San Severino, an impressive 18th-Century fortress that served as a prison as recently as the 1970s.
- Feast on open-air dinners followed by dancing to pulsating Cuban music.
- Enjoy a game at Varadero Golf Club, the island's first 18-hole course which stretches across 3.5km, boasts fabulous ocean views from a cliff-top and easily accessible from most resort hotels.
- Josone Park - This peaceful haven is teeming with wild birds and features a gorgeous artificial lake edged by palm trees, a selection of restaurants and enjoy sensational pina coladas.
Your resort may offer windsurfing, waterskiing, sailing and scuba diving. You may also be able to go out in a catamaran, kayak or pedalo.
Sports on offer at your hotel might include tennis, beach volleyball, table tennis and squash.
Take a catamaran tour around nearby islands, swim with dolphins, walk nature trails and explore on horse-back or bicycle. You may also be able to visit other Cuban cities.