On the picturesque Hicacos Peninsula, 140km east of Havana, sits Cuba’s most popular beach resort Varadero. More than 13 miles of beautiful coastline lie waiting to be enjoyed, the safe, crystal-clear turquoise waters and sun-drenched powdery, white sands are amazing. Enjoy a range of water-based activities, but beyond the shores, there is also a growing number of bars and exciting venues perfect for a MICE group.
HISTORY + NATURE
Visitors can take various eco-trails leading to the Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, a protected area which houses the Cueva de Ambrosio, a large cave which features ancient wall paintings and the more macabre, Cueva de Musulmanes, a cave with human remains from over 2500 years ago. The flora and fauna and the aboriginal histories of Varadero are best appreciated here.
There are a variety of water sports to enjoy including jet-skis, speed boats, snorkelling, scuba-diving, windsurfing, kayaking and deep-sea fishing.
Varadero has the only 18-hole golf course in the country, this PGA accredited links course holds a commanding position halfway up the peninsula.
The town of Varadero has a growing number of exciting new private restaurants including private restaurants offering a range of international cuisine, outside dining with sea views, and live music venues.
Experience a mafia themed party at Al Capone’s home. Take a catamaran cruise in to the azure waters, go deep sea fishing, or experience an exhilarating ride on a speed boat or jet ski. Go on a jeep safari through fruit plantations and past royal palms. Play golf at Cuba’s first and only 18-hole links course which covers a narrow 3.5 km stretch in Varadero. Relax with massage, yoga, and smoothies on the beach. Enjoy sundowners at Xanadu Mansion, party the night away at a beach or pool party.
Formerly known as ‘paladars’, Cuba’s privately owned restaurants, are highly recommended and undoubtedly offer great food. These sought after eateries range from hip to elegant, offer varying cuisines, creative menus, have passionate owners, and are great for foodies. Talk to us about our favourites suitable for groups.
Whether it’s Al Capone’s former beachside residence, a local Italian restaurant, a wine grotto, a beach or pool party, Casa de la Musica, or even the highly sought after Mansion Xanadu, Varadero has an exciting and growing number of fantastic venues for groups.