Varadero Beach

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Swim in the warm, crystal clear water of the Caribbean Sea and explore Varadero’s coastline by kayak at this sweeping beach.

Experience an authentic Caribbean beach ambiance at Varadero Beach (Playa Varadero). Soak up the sun while sitting on the soft, white sand, enjoy long walks and cool off in the alluring blue water. Spot colorful aquatic creatures on snorkeling trips and join sailing charters to remote cays. Varadero Beach stretches almost uninterrupted for 13 miles (21 kilometers) along a shoreline framed by mangrove forests.

The beach is one of Varadero’s major attractions but is still big enough to find quiet areas. Sun loungers and palapas (thatched-roof umbrellas) are available to rent. Hotels also offer these facilities to guests free of charge. Top up your tan, feel the soft sand between your toes on a relaxed stroll or get active by joining in a game of volleyball.

Rejuvenate the body by plunging into the crystal clear Caribbean Sea. The water is often calm and safe, although waves and undertows are common on windy days. Cruise up and down the coastline by rented paddleboat or kayak. Try your hand at kitesurfing and windsurfing or sail a Hobie Cat-style catamaran. Rent equipment from your hotel or the beach’s watersport centers.

Engage in friendly conversations with the bicycle beach vendors. Marvel at how the vendors display their wares on hooks and shelves balanced on the bikes. Purchase everything from clothes to jewelry, musical instruments and straw hats. Be sure to bargain for the goods in order to get a fair price.

See more of Varadero’s glorious coastal setting on fishing and sailing charters. Tours depart from the resort’s marinas, Marina Chapelín, Marina Dársena de Varadero and Marina Gaviota. Alternatively, discover the underwater world on scuba diving and snorkeling excursions. Visit shipwrecks, caves and pristine coral reefs such as Cayo Piedra.

Varadero Beach is just steps away from the majority of Varadero’s accommodation options and the resort’s downtown district. Many hotels have direct access to the beach. There is parking available, for a fee, for those arriving by rented car on daytrips.

Top Hotels Close to Varadero Beach

Casa Papo's House
Casa Papo's House
2.5 out of 5
Street 55 #114, 1st & 2nd Av, Varadero, Varadero, Matanzas
The price is $57 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
$57
per night
Feb 6 - Feb 7
Stay at this guesthouse in Varadero. Enjoy free parking, breakfast, and room service. Popular attractions Josone Park and Las 8000 Taquillas Park and Shopping ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (8 reviews)
"Beach nearby"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Casa Papo's House
Be Live Experience Las Morlas All Inclusive
Be Live Experience Las Morlas All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Las Américas, s/n, Reparto La Torre, Varadero, 10400
Stay at this 3.5-star beach property in Varadero. Enjoy free parking, 3 restaurants, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our ...
3.6/5 Good! (230 reviews)
Amazing resort
"Excellent location, grear food and friendly staff"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

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Melia Internacional Varadero - All Inclusive
Melia Internacional Varadero - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Avenida Las Americas, Km 1, Varadero, Matanzas, 42200
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury property in Varadero. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4/5 Very Good! (189 reviews)
Great hotel beach and dronks
"We love the hotel , the beach and the drinks .. they served wines which is not normally seen .. the staff could b a little slow .. but it’s Cuban .. food was ok .. just like all inclusive .. u get tired after a while . One thing I don’t like is to eat at few restaurants .. u don’t always get reservation ..."

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Melia Internacional Varadero - All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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La Cuna del Daiquiri Boutique Hotel
La Cuna del Daiquiri Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
Calle 51, #113, Varadero, Matanzas, 42200
La Cuna del Daiquiri Boutique Hotel
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3.5 out of 5
Avenida Las Américas, s/n, Reparto La Torre, Varadero, 10400
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Casa Papo's House
Casa Papo's House
2.5 out of 5
Street 55 #114, 1st & 2nd Av, Varadero, Varadero, Matanzas
Casa Papo's House
Melia Internacional Varadero - All Inclusive
Melia Internacional Varadero - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Avenida Las Americas, Km 1, Varadero, Matanzas, 42200
Melia Internacional Varadero - All Inclusive
Be Live Experience Varadero - All Inclusive
Be Live Experience Varadero - All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Reparto la Torre Ave Las Americas, Varadero, 42200
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Amazing family house in Varadero Beach
Amazing family house in Varadero Beach
2.5 out of 5
Calle 55 #114(bajos) e/ 1ra y 2da Av., Varadero, Matanzas
Amazing family house in Varadero Beach
Allegro Palma Real - All Inclusive
Allegro Palma Real - All Inclusive
3 out of 5
Calle 1era 64, Varadero, Matanzas, 42200
Allegro Palma Real - All Inclusive
Starfish Las Palmas - Adults Only
Starfish Las Palmas - Adults Only
3 out of 5
Calle 60, between 1st and 3rd Ave, Varadero, 42200
Starfish Las Palmas - Adults Only
Casa Elena y Leslie
Casa Elena y Leslie
2.5 out of 5
Calle 58 # 212 e/ 2nd & 3rd, Varadero, Varadero, Matanzas, 42200
Casa Elena y Leslie
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.