Varadero is a popular beach town in Cuba and is known for its spectacular beaches and picturesque views. There’s plenty to see and do in Varadero, including many tours. Swim with dolphins or explore the city - either way, you’re sure to have a truly memorable trip when visiting Varadero.
This twelve-hour excursion from Varadero enables you to visit the Cuban capital, Havana. Admire the breathtaking buildings and cruise along the quaint little streets while you take in the surroundings of picturesque Havana. There’s so much to see in the city, including the Morro fortress, the port and an abundance of delightful cobblestone streets. Havana is the ideal place for those wanting to combine a relaxing holiday with a hint of exploration. This tour will allow you to see plenty of sights and soak up a whole lot of culture in the meantime.
Havana: One-day tour from Varadero
Price: From 114.47 USD per person
2. Varadero-Matanzas tour
This tour is teeming with exciting culture and history. You’ll see some of the gorgeous surroundings of the city of Matanzas as well as numerous sights such as the Sauto Theater, the Flea Market and the caves of Bellamar. While learning about the history of the city, you’ll also get the chance to enjoy some amazing activities such as swimming at one of Cuba’s most famous caves, the Saturno Cave. Furthermore, you’ll also get the opportunity to endure a speed boat ride through the waters of Canimar River, where you’ll be able to luxuriate in the breathtaking surroundings.
Price: Please contact organisers for more information
Website: Varadero-Matanzas Tour
3. Sea tour
This sea tour will take you off-shore where you can enjoy the delights of the aquamarine water surrounding Varadero. Enjoy a peaceful couple of hours relaxing on the calming ocean. Your first stop allows for an exciting snorkeling session where you can explore the beautiful coral reef. Next, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch on the idyllic beach of Cayo Blanco, a small deserted island. Here you’ll be treated to exquisite food choices of shrimp, squid, chicken, and lobster as well as the opportunity to swim in the ocean, play games or simply experience the relaxing features of the tranquil beach.
Price: High season: Adult 75 / Child 33 CUC, Low season: Adult 69 / Child 29 CUC
Enjoy a beautiful excursion sailing along the picturesque Cuban coastline with this sea cruise from Varadero to Cayo Blanco. This tour is the perfect choice for those wanting to participate in swimming, snorkeling, and sun. It’s the ideal way to enjoy a sunny day relaxing on the beautiful ocean with the chance to enjoy free time exploring the gorgeous water and indulging in some delicious food and refreshing cocktails.
Sea cruise from Varadero to Cayo Blanco
Price: 117.98 USD per person
5. City tour Varadero and Cardenas
This city tour includes a number of sightseeing opportunities such as the Varadero City Museum, a flea market, and the Josone Park. You’ll also get the chance to explore Cardenas, which includes sights such as the Monument of the Giant Crab, the Garden of Tropical Plants, and the Cristobal Colon Park, plus much more. This exciting half-day excursion will leave you feeling thoroughly culturally enriched!
City tour Varadero and Cardenas
Price: Adult 27 CUC / Child 21 CUC
Website: City Tour Varadero and Cardenas
With this tour, you can be sure to enjoy a relaxing trip on a luxury boat. It’s the ultimate tour for getting to experience an unforgettable dolphin adventure. The tour starts with a peaceful journey to the site where you’ll enjoy a delicious Cuban cocktail as you sail across the sea.
Once you’ve arrived at Rancho Cangrejo, you’ll have the chance to dive in the water and have a great time interacting with these wonderful creatures! You’ll see the beautiful dolphins playing together and you’ll be more than impressed by their gracefulness and intelligence! You’ll also be given the chance to purchase photos and a video of your dolphin encounter so you can remember it forever!
Four-hour dolphin adventure tour from Varadero
Price: From 141.52 USD per person
7. Car tour: Varadero to Matanzas city tour
This tour lasts for six hours and enables you to see many gorgeous places in Matanzas city including the pharmacy museum, Fausto Theater, Plaza de la Vigia and much more spectacular architecture. There’s a number of different cars to choose from when embarking upon your journey, so you’ll be spoiled for choice!
Car tour: Varadero to Matanzas city tour
Price: 100 USD (100 CUC) per car/ six hours
8. Playa Coral (Coral Beach)
Coral Beach is the perfect place to enjoy shore-snorkelling and see a huge range of fish and corals. You can rent snorkeling gear from the nearby “Laguna de Maya” and you’ll also have access to a guide who can help you discover the wonders of the reef. There’s also an on-site bar and restaurant, as well as a boat rental, diving, and horseback riding opportunities so you can rest-assured that you’ll have an extremely fun-filled day!
Playa Coral (Coral Beach)
Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Website: Playa Coral (Coral beach)
This off-road adventure allows you to explore more than 150 kilometers (90 miles) of breathtaking landscape, with stunning views of rivers, palm trees, and small countryside communities. Feel free to head to Playa Coral for some downtime at the beach and enjoy a swim at Saturno Cave. This adventure also includes a beautiful panoramic tour of Matanzas with views of the 17 bridges that provide transport over the three rivers in the city. You’ll also drive through the stunning Yumurí Valley to reach Rancho Gaviota where you’ll be greeted with a cocktail and a delicious Cuban lunch.
Yumurí Valley Jeep Safari
Price: 98.44 USD per person
Adventure in VaraderoThere are a whole plethora of different tours to embark upon during your trip to Varadero, Cuba. You can enjoy a variety of water-based activities or opt for a more relaxed vibe by relaxing on the many beaches. Whatever you decide to do while in Varadero, you can be sure that you’ll have a wonderful time.
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