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Rent A Car in Cuba Varadero

Rent A Car in Cuba Varadero

Rent a Car in Cuba Varadero

Special reduced direct rates when looking for a Rent A Car in Cuba Varadero you will have a large selection of Car Rental Agencies all of which offer both airport collection and Hotel or places like Juan Gualberto Gomez Airport VRA, Matanzas, Cardenas, Melia Varadero, Las Americas Shopping Center, Dowtown Varadero as pickup locations. Rent A Car in Cuba Varadero can also be delivered to your Hotel in Varadero. The main offices for CubaCar Varadero are situated at Varadero International Airport but other smaller offices can be found at the hotels below. For other Rent A Car in Cuba Varadero agencies there is Havanautos Varadero which is based in Varadero Airport but also has offices all over Varadero and has been fused with CubaCAR Varadero under the name of Transtur Varadero. Lastly, 2 other Rent A Car in Cuba Varadero agencies exist one being REX Varadero and the other being VIA. Nonetheless, all companies are owned by the Cuban Government and there is little difference between them, REX Varadero being the exception which offers more luxurious vehicles.

For Cuban Americans staying in Varadero there are special rates on the above pages. Simply click to chat and advise the agent you are from Cuba. Some ID may be required to obtain the discount.

While driving your Rent A Car in Cuba Varadero there are several important “must see” landmarks & Monuments plus read our driving tips

The following hotels are recommended for your stay in Varadero or Matanzas

Hotel Paradisus

Melia Las Americas

Barcelo Arenas Doradas

Be Live Turquesa

Economy Hotels

Villa Tortuga

Mar del Sur

Note: All Hotels in Varadero are All Inclusive and are easily accesible with your Rent A Car in Cuba Varadero

You should try and pre-reserve a Rent A Car in Cuba Varadero before you arrive to save lost time searching from office to office looking for available vehicles and paying more for desk rates with a company such as Havanatur which offers all companies on one website or individually with each company in the previous links at the top of the page.

Varadero is a seaside town in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, and one of the biggest resort areas in the Caribbean. Varadero is also know as Playa Azul, which translated means “blue beach”

Geography

It is located on the Hicacos Peninsula, sandwiched between the Bay of Cárdenas and the Florida Straits, 140 km east of Havana City, at the eastern end of the Via Blanca highway. The cape is only 1.2 km wide at its widest point and is separated from the island of Cuba by the Kawama Channel. This stretch of land though extends more than 20 kilometers from the mainland through a northeasterly direction and its slant, Punta Hicacos, is the northernmost position of the island of Cuba. At the northeastern end of the cape there is a nature reserve with forests and long sandy beaches. The Hicacos Point Natural Park is a 3.12 km2 (1.20 sq mi) ecological preserve recognized in 1974. It contains the 250 m (820 ft) long Cave of Ambrosio, Mangón Lake (home to 31 species of birds and 24 species of reptiles) with the ruins of the La Calavera (The Skull) Salt Works (one of the first salt works to be built by the Spanish in the New World). The cays developed off shore, such as Cayo Piedras and Cayo Cruz del Padre are the western most part of the Sabana-Camaguey Archipelago easily visited with your Rent A Car in Cuba Varadero

Varadero Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport, located west of the peninsula, is Varadero’s only airport. It is the second-most-important airport of the island after José Marti Airport in Havana, and serves international and domestic flights.

History

The first talk of Varadero was in 1555. The place was first used as a dry dock (The name in spanish: varadero) and the salt mines of the cape (finally closed in 1961) supplied most of the Spanish Latin America Fleet from 1587 until 1961. However, the establishment date of Varadero as a city was only on December 5, 1887, when ten families from the adjacent city of Cardenas received permission to build their vacation homes between today’s 42nd and 48th Street.

It was recognized as a municipality at the administrative re-distribution of July 3, 1976 from territory beforehand part of Cárdenas. In August 2010, the Varadero municipality was abolished according to a Law approved by the Cuban National Assembly, becoming part of Cardenas municipality again.

Varadero is primarily a tourist town, offering more than 20 km of white sandy beaches. The initial tourists visited Varadero as early as the 1870s, and for years it was considered an elitist resort. In 1910 the yearly rowing regatta was started; five years later the first hotel, called Varadero and later Club Nautico, were built. Tourism increased in the early 1930s as Irenee du Pont Nemours (The Du Pont Family), an American millionaire, built his estate on the peninsula which is still there today and serves as a Club House with various exclusive suites for guests. Many famous and infamous people stayed in Varadero, for example Al Capone, Bugsy Malone, etc.

Post Cuban Revolution in 1959, many mansions were confiscated from their rich owners by the Castro Brother. These mansions soon became museums. As a symbol of the new integrated tourism for Cubans and foreign visitors of all social classes, the Park of the 8000 Cubicles (Parque de las 8000 Taquillas) was built in 1960. Guests could leave their property in the basement of the park, had access to sanitary installations and gastronomic services on the first floor, and could hire bathing articles and swimsuits. The setting of the park became the center of the city. Between the 1960s and 1980s Varadero changed itself into a cultural centre. During those years the central park (8000 Taquillas) (located between 44th and 46th Street) saw countless concerts, festivals and national sporting events.

Starting in 1990s saw the start of another hotel building campaign, mostly in the 4-star and 5-star segment. Many of the hotels are operated or co-owned by foreign businesses like Melia, Barcelo, TRYP, etc. As international visitors have increased, the local population increased with the arrival of people, some in key economic positions, from other parts of Cuba. As a result, Varadero forgave much of its social and cultural life and its traditions. The central park, the cinema and various cultural meeting places were neglected in favor of a hotel-centered all-inclusive-tourism then, finally closed. The International Carnival, an initiative of Cubans and foreigners started in the 1980s, has now also ceased.

Over and above its most valued resource, the beach, Varadero has natural attractions such as caves and a chain of easily accessed Virgin islets. There are also cultural, historical and environmental attractions in the vicinity, such as the cities of Matanzas and Cardenas, the Zapata Peninsula and the resort of San Miguel de los Baños. Varadero, which is a free port, also offers scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, yachting and other water sports.

Varadero receives more than 600,000 tourists yearly.

Varadero is primarily visited by Europeans from UK, France Russia, Italy. Also, Latin American and finally the largest group being Canadian tourists. The number of U.S. tourists visiting Varadero, although going up, has been limited because of the restrictions that make it illegal for U.S. citizens to visit Cuba as tourists.

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