About the destination

Varadero is a heavenly destination that welcomes an average of one million tourists per year. The city was revamped in the 1990s with the construction of several luxury hotels. The beaches of Varadero are exclusive to tourists.


There are two official currencies in Cuba, the Cuban peso (CUP) and the Cuban convertible peso (CUC). The latter has no value outside the country as it is a currency that was originally introduced to alleviate an economic crisis in Cuba. The Canadian dollar (CAD) can only be exchanged for the Cuban peso (CUP). It is therefore advisable to trade with the Cuban peso to avoid conversion problems with your remaining currency once back in Canada.  Be sure to notify your financial institution before you leave to avoid a hold on your funds.


The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends that you consult a health professional to discuss vaccinations against the following diseases: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera and rabies. Note that two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are required for flights from Canada and for crossing the land border with the United States.


To travel to Cuba, your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay.


Month Max Min Prec.
January 26 °C 18 °C 1 mm
February 27 °C 18 °C 3 mm
March 28 °C 19 °C 4 mm
April 29 °C 20 °C 5 mm
May 30 °C 21 °C 9 mm
June 31 °C 23 °C 24 mm
July 31 °C 23 °C 23 mm
August 32 °C 23 °C 48 mm
September 31 °C 23 °C 28 mm
October 29 °C 22 °C 44 mm
November 27 °C 20 °C 16 mm
December 27 °C 19 °C 6 mm


The official language of the country is Spanish. About 90% of Cubans speak this language. The rest of the population, often immigrants from Haiti, speak Haitian Creole.

Things to do in Varadero

Cueva de Saturno

Cueva de Saturno is a cave where you can swim and observe the fish and other aquatic species that live there by snorkeling.

Playa Coral

This activity allows everyone from beginners to experts to swim near a coral reef and feed the fish.

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