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Varadero, the most famous resort of Cuba, keeps on developing

Varadero, considered the most important resort of Cuba, is very praised by all the foreign visitors by its wide sand extension and countless possibilities.


25 de mayo de 2016 - Taken from Prensa Latina

Varadero, considered the most important resort of Cuba, is very praised by all the foreign visitors by its wide sand extension and countless possibilities.

A representative of the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) in the Central Cuban region, Ivis Fernández, says to be very optimistic about the potentialities of both, Varadero and the province, for the leisure industry.

A report on the virtues of this beach, well known as the Blue Beach, indicates that Canada has been the main issuing market for over 10 years, with a high rate of repeaters.

Although the sun and beach vacations modality is the main goal of this resort, there are other many attractions.

In 2015 it was granted the Traveller´s Choice awards of Trip Advisor for being one of the best 25 beaches of the world, due to its transparent waters with its 21 kilometers of blue shades, among other elements.

Fernández highlighted the new attractions of this destination, as well as its development projects.

She said that the intensive growth of the leisure industry from the nineteen-nighties allowed us to build 52 hotels and 20 696 rooms, which represents an 84% of the standard average.

Ivis commented that Varadero welcomed more than a million of foreign visitors during 8 consecutive years; that is, 1,3 millions by the end of the previous year.

The main markets are Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain, which are supported by the main hotel chains: Cubanacán, Gaviota, Gran Caribe and Islazul, and by outstanding foreign chains like Meliá, Blue Dymond, Iberostar, Blau, Barceló, Rock Hoteles, Belive, Blue Bay, Accor, H10, Superclub, Globalia and Warwick.

Varadero has, at present, several major products, as the attractive Beatles Show, with live rock bands, and other shows of traditional music at Plaza América and Las Morlas, besides the Eclipse disco at the Sound Beach Hotel; the Peasants' Party, and several activities at La Bodeguita del Medio of Varadero -this latter similar to the one in Old Havana-.

The leader of the Ministry of Tourism in Cuba referred to the significative improvement in the latest three years which amount to more than the 50% of the rooms with the strategy of increasing its levels and providing more satisfaction to its clients.

Royalton Hicacos, Gran Memories Varadero and Cuatro Palmas hotels reopened with a higher standard, standing out the new Melia Marina Varadero.

Varadero has 12 private brands in terms of restoration, out of its over 40 restaurants and cafeterias of this style.

Among the most requested are the stayings and excursions to the Josone Park and to Varadero Golf Club, having its Xanadú mansion, a 1929 house with the most luxurious restaurant of the beach.

There is a dolphinarium on a natural pond and some trading centers.

Varadero has two international marines: Dársena, to the entrance of the Paso Malo channnel, with 112 births, to be extended up to 500 in the future; and Gaviota Varadero Marine, in Punta Hicacos, with l 200 births, considered the biggest of its kind in the Caribbean, along with other piers housings still to be completed.

From the beach resort, the visitor may have access to 32 dive sites through 50 nautical points; while having a kitesurf school for tourists.

Over 60 hikers go out each day from the beach to visit Havana, the Peninsula de Zapata National Park, Canimar river and Blanco Key, this latter located in Hicacos, where the resort is located.

Matanzas, Cuban eastern province, will arrive, in 2018, to its 325 years. This region, popularly known as the Ahenes of Cuba, is also the crib of Cuban traditional rhythms and dances like the Danzón, Danzonete and Rumba.

Among the future achievements, the executive mentioned the infrastructure of Bellamar Caves, the oldest tourist site of Cuba.

Some of its most attractive sites are the Monserrate Chapel, Sauto Theater, the Pharmaceutical Museum, the White Room, and other places deveoted to the symphonic music and culture of this city.

As distinguishing elements, we may mention the Carboneras project, near Varadero; some towns and the golf field, besides a new International Hotel with more than 900 rooms.

This is the Varadero many would like to visit, the first tour destination of Cuba, followed by Havana, with an important growth in its renovated travel industry.


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