It was november 15, the day we went to varadero..
Top things to do in Varadero, Cuba
Varadero is a traveller’s ticket to a little piece of paradise. Located on a thin peninsula in the province of Matanzas and home to many of Cuba’s biggest resorts, this beloved city is famous for its clear blue waters and miles of unspoiled beaches. And, as one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean, it benefits from easy flights from Canada.
Its better to be a cab driver in cuba than being a doctor. Although, medical schooling is free in cuba, but when you graduated and work in overseas, 80 percent of your pay check goes to government! sounds silly!
A doctor just paid hundred of CUC per month, but a tax driver paid more than the doctor.
Known for having one of the most vibrant nightlife scenes in the country, Varadero is just as exciting during the day. Travellers can enjoy a Jeep ride to the El Nicho waterfalls, where they can swim in natural pools and take in beautiful views along hiking trails.
Havana, a cultural hotspot
A visit to Cuba just isn’t complete without a daytrip to Havana. Tourists often drive a car or ride a bus from Varadero to Cuba’s capital, where they can spend the day exploring the historical architecture, the bustling city centre, fascinating neighbourhoods such as Old Havana and landmarks like the Catedral de San Cristóbal .
White sandy beaches
Of all the things to do in Varadero, spending a few days on its magnificent beaches is an absolute must. Whether they’re being enjoyed for sunbathing, water sports, sea kayaking or just a dip in the ocean, Varadero’s beaches are what keep travellers coming back for more.
FAMOUS CHE GUEVARRA
It is situated on the Hicacos Peninsula, between the Bay of Cárdenas and the Straits of Florida, some 140 km east of Havana, at the eastern end of the Via Blanca highway. The peninsula is only 1.2 km wide at its widest point and is separated from the island of Cuba by the Kawama Channel. This spit of land however extends more than 20 kilometers from the mainland in a northeasterly direction and its tip, Punta Hicacos, is the northernmost point of the island of Cuba. At the northeastern end of the peninsula there is a nature reserve with virgin forests and beaches. The Hicacos Point Natural Park is a 3.12 km2 (1.20 sq mi) ecological preserve established in 1974. It contains the 250 m (820 ft) long Cave of
Ambrosio, Mangón Lake (home to 31 species of birds and 24 species of reptiles) and the ruins of the La Calavera (The Skull) Salt Works (one of the first salt works to be constructed by the Spanish in the New World). The cays developed off shore, such as Cayo Piedras and Cayo Cruz del Padre are the westernmost part of the Sabana-Camaguey Archipelago.
Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport, situated west of the peninsula, is Varadero’s airport. It is the second-most-important airport of the island after José Martí Airport in Havana, and serves international and domestic flights.