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About Varadero

Varadero, also referred to as Playa Azul (Blue Beach), is a resort town in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, and one of the largest resort areas in the Caribbean. Matanzas is named after the massacre (matanza) of Spaniards by Indians in 1510. In 2019 Varadero Beach was rated one of the world's best beaches in Trip Advisor's Traveler's Choice Awards, ranking at number two. Common activities include fishing and excursions to Matanzas, Cárdenas, and the Península de Zapata.

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There are 78+ hotels available in Varadero. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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It is currently 10:39 PM in Varadero. Varadero uses Cuba Standard Time and also supports Cuba Daylight Time.