Varadero | Province: Matanzas
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Varadero is the famoust beach in Cuba and one of the most important destinations in the Caribbean. Varadero is the main tourist destination of the country. Its total area is 14.4 km square and its most important natural potential is the beach that is 20 375 m long with a sand strip of around 22 km wide and an average dune height of 1 m.
Tourist Pole in Varadero. Cuba
Juan Gualberto Gomez AirportLat:23.03920 Lon:-81.44080 See Google Map
Varadero-Juan G Gomez Int´l Airport (VRA/MUVR): situated west of the peninsula, 25km (15miles) to Matanzas. It is the second-most-important airport of the island after José Martí Airport in Havana, and serves international and domestic flights.Varadero is a resort town in the province of Matanzas
Marina GaviotaLat:23.19512 Lon:-81.12884 See Google Map
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Juan Gualberto Gomez Airport was built in 1989 and inaugurated by Fidel Castro, thus replacing the old Varadero airport located in Santa Marta, currently known as Kawama Airport. The airport was named after a journalist, fighter for the Cuban Independence and black rights activist in Cuba Juan Gualberto Gómez (1854–1933). The terminal building has shops for tourists (including rum, cigars, T-shirts, books, carvings, pharmaceuticals), a large departures lounge cafeterias and a VIP lounge. A VIP card is available by paying $30/person to the local tour company representative. This allows the departing passenger to bypass the queues for check-in, have an agent take your departure tax to the correct official for you, and bypass any lines for passport control. The passenger is then taken to the VIP lounge which provides free food and drink (including alcoholic beverages). The ground handling equipment is imported mainly from North America. There are four jet bridges, but air stairs are used for the remaining aircraft parking spaces on the apron by the terminal. Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport (IATA: VRA, ICAO: MUVR), formerly known as Varadero Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Varadero), is an international airport serving Varadero, Cuba and the province of Matanzas. The airport is located closer to the city of Matanzas than to Varadero. The closest airport to Varadero is Kawama Airport. In 2009, the airport handled 1.28 million passengers, making it the second busiest airport in Cuba after José Martí International Airport in Havana.
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Darsena Varadero MarinaLat:23.12982 Lon:-81.29828 See Google Map
Services Berth, fuel, water supply, shipchandler, car rental, power (110 & 220 volts), bars & restaurant, taxis, telephone, bathrooms, garbage collection, crew hire. Nearest airport: Juan Gualberto Gómez Nearest Hospital. Julio Aristegui, Cárdenas. (10 min) Distance to downtown…
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For over two centuries, in recognition of its rich cultural life, Matanzas has been known as "Cuba's…
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Palacio de Junco, Provincial Museum
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One of the most famous Cuban theaters of the 19th century. It still preserves interesting samples of…
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Iglesia del Inmaculado Corazon de Maria
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Las Salinas de Brito Trail
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Car rental offices next to Varadero
Aeropuerto Internacional Varadero Car rental office
Aeropuerto Internacional de Varadero
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Aeropuerto Interncional de Varadero
045667539 28km 303mAeropuerto Varadero Car rental office
Carretera a Regalito, km 5, Carbonera
045614783 28km 303mHotel kawama Car rental office
Calle 1ra. Reparto Kawama. Varadero
045614574 45km 073mHotel Acuazul Car rental office
Avenida 1ra y Calle 13. Varadero
045614848 45km 681m
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(5345) 253493 27km 502mKiki's Restaurants
Ave. 1ra. y Calle 6, Varadero Beach. Cuba
(5345) 614115 45km 200mCastel Nuovo Restaurants
1ra. Ave. y Calle 11, Varadero Beach. Cuba
(5345) 667786 (5345) 667786 45km 467mLai lai Restaurants
Ave. 1ra. y Calle 18, Varadero Beach. Cuba
(5345) 667793 46km 022mLa Vicaria Restaurants
Ave. 1ra. y Calle 38, Varadero Beach. Cuba
(5345) 614721 47km 499mBodegon Criollo Restaurants
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(5345) 667784 47km 694mAntiguedades Restaurants
1ra y 56 Parque Josone Varadero. Cuba
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(5345) 667228 48km 806mCasa del Queso Restaurants
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Varadero it is located in the province of Matanzas.
Matanzas is the second largest province in Cuba after that of Havana and one of the most important due to it contribution towards the economic development of the island. It is located in western Cuba, and apart from the highlands in the northwest and center of the province, the entire surface of Matanzas is flat. Due to its tropical weather throughout most of the year, it attracts lots of tourists looking for some sun and the beach, so it’s a good thing Matanzas boasts one of the most precious jewels of Cuba, the beach town Varadero. Nevertheless, Matanzas is full of hidden treasures, so it’s not only the beach that are worth finding. It is an area of great contrast, so experienced travellers will love its beauty and diversity. Under the wonderful light of the Caribbean sun you can contemplate its variety of greens, the range of colors of its more than 920 types of flowers and the many fish in its hot waters. If spring existed in the Tropic, this would be the perfect example.
For some time, Matanzas stood out in most sectors, benefitting Cuba by developing in developing in many areas: energy, industry, livestock, farming, etc. Matanzas was especially important in the port sector and sugarcane cultivation. When the establishment of the latter began, they brought the largest amount of slaves ever recorded to the area.
This mix of black and white people produced as a result the current heritage of Matanzas; not only physically, but also the heat of Africa. Thus, from the sound of drums, the rumba was born in Matanzas, the first national dance of Cuba. Nowadays it is still a very popular dance there. The Rumbero Festival takes place annually in the Sauto Theater, in the capital city of the province, and is one of the most important shows in Matanzas.
The jewel of Matanzas is the sparkling city of Varadero, with its endless beaches, grandiose resorts and luxurious lifestyle. Apart from these, Matanzas also has a lot of other nice places worth visiting.
If you prefer something more authentic, that better reflects the society, and experience something with more of an original Cuban flavour, Matanzas is a great choice. It has decadent but charming Neoclassical-style Colonial buildings. Catholic churches, a theater and several museums are some examples of these types of constructions.
The Ciénaga de Zapata Swamp is the perfect place for adventurers, as it is an almost unexplored wetland covered by lush vegetation, and an array of birds and other interesting animals.
From a cultural point of view, Matanzas is one of the richest areas of Cuba. It houses many museums that will teach you all about various topics, so you shouldn’t miss out on your chance to visit them. An example of this is the Pharmaceutical Museum Pharmaceutical Museum, unique on its type in all America, the Provincial Historic Museum, and the heart-rending Slave Route Museum.
Historically, Matanzas was a main point in the defense of the island during the Cuban Revolution, as in Playa Girón Beach, in the south coast of the province, took place the first of many defeats suffered by North American army at the hands of the Cuban people. The region had been attacked several times before, so it was well equipped to face what was coming, and very quickly organized its counter-attack. If you visit the province of Matanzas, take advantage of your chance to visit one of the museums related to war and the Revolution.