If you are visiting Cuba and you are staying in Havana it is very likely that you also want to enjoy some beach, and what better place than Varadero, that is why in this post we will show you how to make a beautiful day trip from Havana to Varadero.
Is it worth visiting Varadero?
Now, you may wonder, is it worth traveling to Varadero from Havana to enjoy a sunny day and a beach? And the answer is: No, there are several beaches in Havana, where you can surely enjoy the sun’s rays, bathe in the ocean and get a nice tan. But, if your question were: Is it worth traveling to Varadero to enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in the world? So, in this case, the answer would be a resounding YES.
In addition to the dissimilar attractions that you can find in Varadero, such as Josone Park, Ambrosio Cave, or souvenir markets, the biggest attraction of the archipelago is undoubtedly its beautiful beach, whose waters are crystal clear Caribbean blue and the sand as white as flour, it is not surprising that Varadero beach has been selected as the second-best in the world, according to TripAdvisor.
How to go from Havana to Varadero?
There are several ways to go from Havana to Varadero, either by land, air or even sea, but in this post, I will talk only about the most viable, which is the land route.
To get to Varadero from Havana I advise you to do it either by taxi or bus, each one has its advantages and disadvantages, but as a summary, it should be noted that the main differences are in the price, comfort, and duration of the trip.
While the bus trip costs approximately $ 10 USD per person and it should be booked online several days in advance, traveling to Varadero from Havana by taxi costs around $ 120 CUC for up to 4 passengers and can be paid on-site the same day of the Transfer.
The team of Havana 60 Classic Cars Tours has a complete article where they describe with great precision all the details of how to go from Havana to Varadero in 2020, where they include, among other valuable information, bus pick-up location, departure itinerary of the buses, in addition, they have made an analysis of the hidden prices that the bus option has and of course, they also offer personalized Transfer and Tours Service to Varadero from Havana in Classic and Modern Cars.
What places to visit in Varadero
Varadero is a beautiful city, everything is so clean and well cared for that it leaves the context of Cuban reality, but not precisely because of this it is no longer an authentic Cuban city.
If you have decided to stay more than one day in Varadero and want to know several places of interest, in addition to its beautiful beaches, we recommend you not to miss some of the following:
This is a beautiful place where you can come to find peace, the park is located near 54th Street and 1stt. Avenue, and besides having a lake that offers you a peaceful boat ride, there is also a great variety of bars and restaurants with an exquisite culinary selection, such as “El Dante” or “La Gruta”.
“Cueva de Ambrosio” and “Los Musulmanes”
It is a complex of several caves located one very close to the other. The Ambrosio cave, which is more than 200 years old, has been inhabited several times by Indians, pirates, and slaves and within its impressive galleries, you can find several pictographs that tell the story of the time.
For its part of the Cave of the Muslims, although quite similar in the number of galleries, this tells the story of a group of Cuban smugglers who called themselves The Muslims and they used the cave as a hiding place. In this cave, you can also find the remains of a prehistoric animal, as well as the place of an aboriginal burial.
A dolphinarium is a wonderful place if you are traveling with the whole family, as both adults and children will surely enjoy direct contact with dolphins. And it is that in addition to the show, which is still amazing and in a very strange way to awaken in us a happiness and joy of the almost unparalleled moment, you can also have the opportunity to approach these beautiful creatures and make direct contact, to get a photo that is sure to be among your favorites and the most shared of all your social networks.