Flights to Varadero, Cuba terminate at the Juan Gualberto Gomez Airport. There are various Varadero flights coming in directly from Europe and Canada, but you can also take a quick bus ride from Havana or Matanzas if you travel directly to these Cuban areas first. Airfare to Varadero is cheap as long as you take economy flights. However, you may also get cheap flights to Varadero by getting the best deals from various airlines. You can compare rates from various airlines by getting quotes directly from their website or from third party fare comparison sites.
You can explore the town by foot or by vehicle. There are many places to visit by foot, but that depends on where your hotel room is located. Bus transportation is also available. Find the blue bus stop sign posts and check out the different routes and schedules. Be careful when sitting on the open top bus, though - watch out for branches that may whack you if you are not alert! You also have access to taxis that run on meter or by distance. Ask the hotel if they have a car rental service. You can drive directly to any place you want to go with this option. If you want to try something new, hire a motorized tricycle called the Coco Taxi.
Go to the Seafari Cayo Blanco for a snorkeling excursion or watch a dolphin show at the Delfinario. These gentle creatures are fun to watch, especially with children. For a cultural experience, try the Tropicana Matanzas. Here you can watch shows featuring Cuban music, history and dance. For the adventurous, visit the impressive Bellamar Caves. To get a glimpse of historic architecture, visit the Villa Du Pont. Once home of Irenee Du Pont, this villa features highly admirable mahogany furniture, Italian marble floors, and bronze candelabra. As of now, it is used as the headquarters of the Varadero Golf Club.
There are plentiful shopping areas along the beaches that sell rum, coffee, jewelry items and Cuban cigars. Go to the Casa de Ron for the best selection of rum; a cigar shop is just across the street. For an excellent dining experience, there is the clubhouse at the Villa Du Pont, the Pollo Locco in town, and many other good restaurants along the beaches. The Mojito is Cuba’s traditional drink. You can experience this fine-tasting liquor at any bar in town.
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