Varadero is a popular resort town in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, and one of the largest in the Caribbean. Varadero is first and foremost a tourist resort, and boasts more than 20 kilometres of white sandy beaches. Tourism grew as Irénée du Pont Nemours, an American millionaire, in the early 1930s built his estate on the peninsula. But the first tourists arrived at Varadero already in the 1870s, and for years it was considered an elite resort. But in 1959 when the Cuban Revolution triumphed the beach was opened to the people and all the mansions were expropriated from their rich owners. Edit this section or read more
Hotels and lodging
- Dolphinarium "El Laguito"
Show Schedule: 11am and 3pm. Open: daily from 9.30am-5pm.
Located in mid-Varadero close to the southern highway, this attraction is a great way for families and kids to get close to everyone's favorite sea animal. Two dolphins' shows daily and the opportunity to swim with the "stars".
Maps and transportation
Getting to Varadero
Practical information and resources
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