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Land Adventures

Inject some excitement into your trip by booking a skydiving session at Centro Internacional de Paracaidismo. You’ll have an unrivalled vantage point as you cascade above the breathtaking shoreline en route to your beachside landing cushioned by Varadero’s trademark white sands.

Excursions

Car Rental

Car Rental

Design your own road trip. A comprehensive network of car rental offices lets you take your pick from a range of different vehicles: Economy, Midsize (the most requested), Luxury, Jeep, Minivan and Van. You can book online at www.transturvaradero.com.

Vintage Car Tours

Vintage Car Tours

Arrange to see the sights in one of Cuba's famous vintage automobiles.

Varadero Beach Tour

Varadero Beach Tour

It's easy to beach-hop, thanks to Hop-On Hop-Off panoramic buses that will take you from one end of the peninsula to the other.

Matanzas

Matanzas

For a more cultured excursion, visit Matanzas, the historic port town known as the “Athens of Cuba” because of the wealth of celebrated European poets and writers living there in the mid-19th century. Places of interest surround the Plaza de la Vigía, where the city was founded nearly 400 years ago.

Parque Josone (Josone Park)

Parque Josone (Josone Park)

Keep your camera out during your trip to Parque Josone, where you’ll find breathtaking gardens that date back to 1940. Cool off with a dip in the pool.

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Crocodile Nurseries

Crocodile Nurseries

For a more unusual outing, visit the Boca de Guamà, Cuba's largest crocodile farm, where you can unleash your inner shutterbug by snapping giant crocodiles, iguanas and various species of indigenous lizards.

Playa Girón

If you head south to the Zapata Peninsula, you’ll stumble upon Playa Girón, a quiet beach located on the eastern side of the Bahia de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs). Its huge underwater canyons, impressive wrecks and pristine waters provide hours of fun for snorkelers and scuba divers.

San Juan de Dios de Cárdenas

San Juan de Dios de Cárdenas

On Cárdenas Bay you’ll find historic Cárdenas, sometimes called the 'city of firsts' because so many significant events happened here first. Notable example: this is where the Cuban flag waved for the first time.

Cueva Ambrosio (Ambrosio Cave)

Cueva Ambrosio (Ambrosio Cave)

Observe the pre-Columbian pictographs and Indian drawings at this well-preserved archeological site. An ancient ceremonial spot for the region's native population, the 300-metre cave later harboured runaway slaves.


Golf

Mini Golf

Mini Golf

Enjoy a game of mini golf and a light cafeteria-style meal. 1st Avenue and 42nd Street

Varadero Golf Club

Varadero Golf Club

Work on your swing at this picturesque 18-hole championship course, marked by an intricate system of lagoons in the British links tradition. Tournaments take place in June and October. The club's annual regatta is in May.