Varadero Photo Diary
Varadero is only a two hour drive from Havana, yet it is a world apart from the cacophonous capital of crumbing architecture, vibrant colours and bustling back streets. Home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Cuba and one of the most easily accessible from Havana, especially in comparison to other beach resorts which often require an additional internal flight. Varadero is a long stretch of sandy beach and pale turquoise waters, redolent of images of the Caribbean sea you’ve seen in travel magazines. There is very little else other than beach meaning long days of relaxing under the Cuban sun ensue. The cool salty waters are a godsend under the beating rays and unforgiving heat. With the sea so close, aquatic activities abound, there’s kite surfing, paddle boarding, sailing and glass-bottom boat trips to nearby islands to name but a few.