Varadero Holidays from Ireland
Varadero holidays on the lovely island of Cuba are a study in beauty and pleasure! Doubtless, the beach paradise of Cuba, Varadero boasts a 20mk long stretch of stunning sandy beach with the requisite palm trees and ever present dazzling turquoise seas. Full of natural attractions, Varadero also has great caves to explore and a chain of lovely virgin cays.
These days, Varadero is well developed for tourism and hotels are excellent standard throughout. The resort infrastructure is good and many facilities are well geared towards the global market. Thankfully though, it's hard to lose the real Cuba through all of this - you can still see it, smell it, hear it, taste it and feel it - unique and wonderful.
Holidays in Varadero are absolute heaven for water sports enthusiasts as scuba diving, deep sea fishing (marlin is an extremely popular catch in these waters), snorkelling, sailing and skiing are all available. Choose between Varadero Beach, Playa Mayor, Playa Larga, Playa Giron or Karabelas for well developed beaches or off the beaten track beaches and be your very own Robinson Crusoe for the day!
Varadero holidays are not all just sun, sea and sand though as a couple of small cities close by offer genuine cultural experiences. The city of Matanzas was home to many writers and poets in the 19th century, earning itself the name "Athens of Cuba".
Varadero is also situated about 155km east of Havana, so it would be criminal not to visit the capital city from here! Havana is such a marvellous city of colour and energy that a trip to the capital should be on everyone's itinerary. You simply cannot miss the wonderful vintage American cars with their burnished bumpers (sometimes with Lada engines inside!) or the stunning architectural styles that inhabit the city. Remember the historic centre of Havana is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so miss it at your peril.
Combine your Varadero holiday with a day in Havana and you will be blessed indeed - a Cuban experience like no other.
Varadero Airport Transfers & Weather
José Martí International Airport (HAV)
Distance from José Martí International Airport to Varadero: about 156km
The fastest and most direct option, though slightly more expensive, is a private transfer. This is a private vehicle just for you and the people travelling with you. There are no stops and no waiting at the airport.