Released DECEMBER 4, 2013 - © Travelzoo
90 miles off the coast of Key West lays the Caribbean's largest island: Cuba. This island nation has embraced change and it continues to attract visitors from around the world, who are lured by its sandy beaches, scenic coastline and some of the best travel deals in the market.
Varadero is a resort town in the province of Matanzas, Cuba. It is sometimes called "Playa Azul", meaning "blue beach" in Spanish. Its biggest resource is the more than 20 kilometres of white sand beaches that attract many tourists year-after-year. The town also has many natural attractions such as caves and a chain of easily accessed virgin cays. In the vicinity, there are many cultural, historical and environmental attractions.
Juan Gualberto Gomez Airport in Varadero (VRA) is the second-most-important airport after Jose Marti Airport in Havana (HAV). Both serve international and domestic flights within Cuba such as Camaguey (CMV), Cayo Coco (CCC), Cinefuegos (CFG), Holguin (HGO), Manzanillo (MZO), Santa Clara (SNU), Santiago de Cuba (SCU), Ciego de Avila (AVI) and Cayo Largo (CYO).
Varadero's average temperature is about 25 degrees Celsius and can get up to 35 degrees Celsius during the summer months. It can be relatively humid during the night hours, ranging from 80%-90%. There are only two seasons – dry and wet. Most rain falls during the months of May to October, which means you should take advantage of travel to this destination during the winter.
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