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Best things to do in Varadero

Park
“Address: 1st Avenue, between 56 & 58 st., Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba Opening hours: 9:00 am to Midnight, daily With over 500 000 visitors per year, Josone Park is one of the most popular attractions in Varadero. This nine hectares park, located in the center of Varadero, was established in 1940. In this serene tropical oasis you’ll find a lush tropical vegetation, many colourful birds, a beautiful artificial lake, a swimming pool, a kids playground, a bowling alley, a sugar-cane juice stand, a mini-golf course and boating on the lake. You can also find on-site a few bars and 4 restaurants: El Retiro (International cuisine), Dante (Italian cuisine), La Campagna (Creole cuisine), and Gruta del Vino (wine bar and Seafood restaurant). Many Cuban girls dressed in glamour dresses come to Parque Josone for a photo shoot when celebrating their 15th birthday (quinceanera), and also couples for their wedding pictures. It's also the perfect location for business dinners, receptions and banquets. Entrance fee: None / Pool: 3 CUC / Pedal boats: 5 CUC per hour / Small train: 1 CUC”
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Concert Hall
“Just one block from the apt, you can find this nightclub where Cuban artists gather to play live music.”
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Shopping Mall
“Esta siempre abastecido tiene tienda de ropa, grosery, cafeterías, restaurantes especializados y la playa ahi mismo.”
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Restaurant
“Inexplicably, this ranchón -style but unspectacular government-run restaurant remains popular in the new era and it's surely something to do with the generosity of the portions. Epecial lobster.”
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Shopping Mall
“Es un centro comercial con varios establecimientos de ropas, zapatos, bisuterías, grosery, ropas de playas, caferias ”
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Restaurant
“Excelente opcion en las noches de jueves y viernes, si desea pasar un rato super divertido con buena musica, show con bailarines y el Dj mas famoso de la isla : Adriano Dj. El precio es una de los mejores en Varadero( 10 cuc - open var).”
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Nature Preserve
“Another one of the best tourist places of Varadero for those who seek activities of contact with nature, is this small ecological reserve located at the western end of the Hicacos Peninsula, which gives protection to ecosystems of the north western Cuba, with landscapes that vary , between coastal lagoons, beaches, mangroves and evergreen forests. Besides nature, the reserve offers different places of historical and archaeological interest, such as the Ambrosio Cave and the Trails of the Muslims, both sites where you can see numerous pictographs of native cultures that inhabited the territory before arrival of the European conquerors.”
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Cuban Restaurant
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“It is one of the best restaurantes in Varadero if you want to taste the international and creole cuisine.”
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Night Club
“You will enjoy a lovely night full of delicious drinks and enjoyable live music. It is located in the heart of Varadero downtown.”
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Museum
“This is an interesting place to visit if you want to know more about the history of Cuba and Matanzas.”
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Point of Interest
“The best place if you really want to have fun along with your family and friends. ”
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Restaurant
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Natural Feature
“Varadero es una ciudad de Cuba perteneciente el municipio Cárdenas, situada en la península de Hicacos, provincia Matanzas a 130 kilómetros al este de La Habana. Al noreste Punta Hicacos es el lugar más septentrional de Cuba. Es un territorio especial de la República de Cuba. Constituye el punto más cercano a los Estados Unidos, tiene 30 km de extensión de los cuales 22 km son de playas. Limita al norte con el estrecho de La Florida, al sur con la bahía de Cárdenas, al este con Cárdenas, al oeste con la cayería Sabana Camagüey, su población es de 26 680 habitantes de los cuales aproximadamente 7 000 radican en la misma península. Su principal renglón económico es el desarrollo del turismo y la mayor fuerza laboral está en función del mismo. Una de las mejores playas para el snorkel y el buceo [Playa Coral o Coral Beach], una hermosa playa en la costa norte de Matanzas y a solo 15 km de Varadero la mejor playa de Cuba y una de las mejores playas del mundo, Playa Coral como su nombre indica es una playa con una de las barreras coralinas más grande de Cuba donde se puede disfrutar de más de 50 especies de Corales y más de 50 especies de peces.”
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Shopping Mall
“Es el centro comercial más grande en Varadero. Allí puedes comprar lo que necesites durante tu estancia.”
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Point of Interest
“Club de Golf, una vista increible de areas verdes y de la playa azul de Varadero”
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Water Park
“A dolphin show with the option to actually swim with the dolphins, 15CUC for the show and 85CUC for the show + swim. The Delfinario is located in a natural mangrove lagoon near the Chapelin Marina. ”
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