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Varadero Travel Guide

by our Cuba expert Paul Baderman
 
Paul BadermanPerched on a narrow peninsula, jutting out from Cubaís northern coast into the inviting waters of the Caribbean, Varaderoís Spanish nickname is Playa Azul - Blue Beach. Itís a custom-designed resort that somehow absorbs multitudes of sun-seeking visitors without showing the full excesses of many other popular destinations. ĎReal Cubaí itís not - though donít miss the readily-available opportunity to savour this in Havana only around 130km away. As a resort, its origins go back to the pre-revolution days of Guys & Dolls fly-in weekends from the US - one Alphonse Capone was a 30ís visitor. You come to Varadero for the 20km of glorious beach, the incredibly clear water and all the sport that comes on and below it, the very Ďcapitalistí high standards of the national and international hotels dotted along the shore and maybe a little golf on the course (US style, buggy-orientated) that backs on to the beaches. The peninsula has a virgin forest nature reserve, Hicacos Point, at the tip with some unusual birds and reptiles, but yes, then itís back to the beach.
 

360 Tour of Sol Palmeras Hotel lobby


Cuba Facts

National Flag: Cuban Flag
Language(s): Spanish
Currency: Cuban peso
Dialling Code: +53
Time Zone: GMT + 5
Tourism Website:
http://www.cubatravel.cu

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Varadero Weather Forecast

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16/06/2013
Scattered Clouds Scattered Clouds 32°C
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Monday
17/06/2013
Light Rain and Chance of Thunderstorms and Overcast Skies Light Rain and Chance of Thunderstorms and Overcast Skies 33°C
91°F
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Tuesday
18/06/2013
Light Rain and Chance of Thunderstorms and Overcast Skies Light Rain and Chance of Thunderstorms and Overcast Skies 34°C
93°F
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Wednesday
19/06/2013
Broken Clouds Broken Clouds 33°C
91°F
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Thursday
20/06/2013
Broken Clouds Broken Clouds 33°C
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 Varadero Weather Forecast
 

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