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General Information About Varadero Vacations
Offering that is generally considered to be one of the world's most beautiful beaches, Varadero vacations are a popular sun destination holiday option. Varadero, located on a peninsula that extends from the north coast of Cuba into the Atlantic, has been a vacation hot spot since the first hotels were constructed there in the 1970s. In the late 80s, higher quality hotels were constructed, and Varadero all-inclusive vacations became more plentiful, with improved food quality and service provided primarily by European operators.
Today, Varadero all-inclusive packages appeal to travellers who can appreciate great value and unbeatable beaches set in a quiet and safe environment. The relatively short flight from Toronto to Varadero is another bonus worth considering. However, this cannot compare to the 21-kilometre beach strip, with its fine white sand and turquoise waters, making Varadero all-inclusive vacations a beach-lover's paradise.
All-inclusive Varadero vacation packages generally appeal to families, couples, and groups, due to the serene atmosphere. For value-minded singles, Varadero all-inclusive packages offer great value to fit a tighter budget.
For those planning a destination wedding in the sun, Varadero vacations are a great option. Varadero vacation resorts offer wedding packages, similar to Jamaica vacations, although the availability of judges to oversee the proceedings can be limited. Speak with one of our agents and book early to ensure that your destination wedding goes off without a hitch. Pre-approved Spanish translated documentation is required.
While on vacation, there are many interesting ways to get around – rent a moped, take a horse and carriage, or take advantage of the many taxis and buses that are also available. Car rentals are not recommended as the cost of gas can be quite expensive. Due to resort locations relative to other points of interest, walking to get around is not a great option on Varadero vacations.
Also worth noting, banking on your Varadero vacation can be difficult, and American dollars are not accepted. It is best to prepare in advance by converting funds to Cuban convertible pesos upon arrival at the Cuban airport or at your Varadero all-inclusive resort. You will need some anyway for your departure tax. Also, as with most sun vacation destinations, we recommend that you drink bottled water.
Varadero Vacations: Sand and Sun
Varadero vacation packages feature more than 20km of outstanding white-sand beaches. The crystal clear turquoise waters are calm and swimmable, with shallow depths that seem to extend forever.
If luxurious, superior beaches are high on your must-have holiday list, all-inclusive Varadero vacation packages offer some of the most spectacular beaches in the world.
Waters can be a bit rougher toward the newer development areas, but your tripcentral.ca agent can certainly guide you through selecting the all-inclusive Varadero vacation package that will feature the best access to premium sand and swimmable waters.
Cuba is blessed with a mild subtropical climate, making Varadero vacations a great choice for your holiday. The landscape is quite isolated and is generally flat, although the outstanding beach more than compensates for the somewhat featureless landscape. The weather is typically good, with temperatures ranging between 24°C to 30°C (67°F to 86°F) throughout the year, with relative humidity as high as 80% during the heat of summer. For those planning a Varadero all-inclusive vacation during the winter months, expect average temperatures to sit at around 21°C (70°F) – not bad at all considering that Varadero is not far off the coast of Florida.
Hurricane season, with its unpredictability of storm events, typically lasts from July through to December, peaking from mid-August to November. You should be aware that bad weather systems may occasionally affect Varadero vacations. However, when booking your trip, you can rest assured that tour operators will not fly you into a hurricane, and will act fast to get you out in the event of any development. You can find great Varadero vacation package deals during hurricane season, and the economic advantage is well worth considering. We recommend that you speak with one of our tripcentral.ca agents to fully understand the great value benefit vs. limited risk associated with travel to this region during hurricane season.
Varadero Vacation packages: Things to See and Do
Varadero vacation packages offer plenty of opportunity to see and do new things on your holiday, if you can tear yourself away from the incredible beaches. Enhance your all-inclusive Varadero vacation with deep sea fishing, swimming with dolphins, or enjoy the day on the golf course at Melia Las Americas.
If nightlife is a priority on your Varadero vacation, be sure to visit The Cave, one of several nightclubs that will keep you moving until the wee hours of the morning. Although Varadero is not considered a shopping destination, limited shopping is available at the resort and local market. Cigar shopping is a common past-time, and cigar factory tours are also a popular attraction.
Do not buy cigars on the street. You may be required to show a receipt upon departure from Cuba.
Varadero packages don't offer much in the way of dining at local restaurants, but there are local vendors, and fine restaurants are featured at the resorts.
Although Varadero vacations are not known for scuba diving, with no great reef or coral structures in the area, snorkelers may enjoy the opportunities available in Jibacoa, located halfway between Havana and Varadero.
For those wishing to further enhance their Varadero all-inclusive vacation package, both day and overnight trips are available. Take a day trip to Havana, just 2.5 hours away by car or bus, and split your stay. Speak with one of our tripcentral.ca agents for all of the information you need to ensure that your Varadero all-inclusive vacation package includes everything you need to make your holiday one to remember.
Varadero All-Inclusive Vacation Packages: Availability, Accommodations & Value
Year-round flights are widely available for Varadero vacations, from all major gateways across Canada, with the exception of Atlantic Canada. The majority of the Varadero all-inclusive vacation hotels are sprawling, low-rise complexes – some brand new ones located on the peninsula, as well as older, more basic hotels built in the 70s and 80s. The oldest hotels, featuring soviet-style architecture, are found along the best stretch of beach, closer to town.
Typical room occupancy restrictions are not great, and it can be difficult to find a hotel that allows more than 3 people per room. However, there are a limited number of hotels that allow 4 per room, and the Oasis Brisas del Caribe Hotel can accommodate up to 5 in a room. It is also worth noting that there is an oil refinery located at the entrance to the Varadero strip, and hotels within that vicinity can occasionally be affected by poor air quality if winds change direction.
Although more expensive than other destinations in Cuba, the premium beaches and new resorts make Varadero all-inclusive vacation packages an excellent value.