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Varadero is a winter hot spot for Canadian travellers. A resort town that is located in the province of Matanzas, it is one of the largest resort areas in the Caribbean. Even though the region has lost much of the traditional Cuban culture feel, more than one million travellers visit each year to soak up the sun on its 20 km of white sand beaches. When you also consider the area’s natural attractions such as keys, caves and aquatic life, there is no doubt why tourists choose it for their vacations.

Top tourist attractions in Varadero

People come to Varadero primarily for the all-inclusive resorts and beaches. There are more than 50 hotels and resorts to choose from on the peninsula, offering a selection of room options, amenities and experiences.

Other than relaxing on the beach, consider checking out Saturno Cave, Josone Park, Casa del Ron (House of Rum), Coral Beach for snorkelling, Delfinario, Ambrosio Cave, Varadero Street Market to do some shopping, and Varahicacos Ecological Reserve.

If you want to experience the nightlife, consider visiting La Rumba, Havana Café, Mambo Club, La Bamba, the Music Room or Cabaret Continental. The good news is that if you venture off the resort, the drinks are cheap, and there are many affordable authentic Cuban restaurants in the area.

Varadero travel insurance and travel tips

Make your vacation to Varadero a relaxing and stress-free experience by getting a dependable travel insurance plan to fall back on should something go wrong. Blue Cross vacation travel insurance has coverage options for trip cancellation, lost luggage, emergency medical care and 24/7 travel assistance.

Other than travel insurance, there are additional things travellers should be aware of when visiting here. Watch out for jellyfish on the beach, make sure you wear sunscreen to protect yourself from the strong sun, be careful with what you eat, and if you plan on buying cigars, watch out for fakes and scams. Also keep in mind that Internet access is limited, and mobile phones may not work.

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