Varadero is a city of Cuba belonging to the municipality Cárdenas, located in the peninsula of Hicacos, province Matanzas to 130 kilometers to the east of Havana. To the northeast Punta Hicacos is the most northerly place in Cuba. It is a special territory of the Republic of Cuba. It is the closest point to the United States, it has 30 km of extension, of which 22 km are beaches.The beach of Varadero stretches along the narrow peninsula (between 700 and 1,200 m wide).
Its 22 km of beach are characterized by a strip of fine white sand and a gentle descent of its platform towards the sea. Varadero, which is free port, has conditions for the practice of diving, fishing, yatching, all kinds of nautical activity, skydiving and a congress center. International flights arrive at Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport (second of the country by number of passengers), which is approximately 20 km from the peninsula.