The History of Varadero beach
- Destination: Varadero Beach
- Open: Daily
- Address: Varadero Beach, Matanzas. Cuba
t is well known as the most famous beach in the Cuban coasts. Tourist of all over the world visit the place searching for fresh air, clean sands, safet and comfortable accommodation in four and five stars hotels.
In late 17th century, the place was already famous as it housed the La Calavera salt mines, for many years the only one in the socalled New World, and rich enough to provide salt for all Havana and for Spanish fleets that at least twice a year stopped there for rest and re-supply.But the area's definitive renow came after word got around regarding the wonders of it Varadero beach, which stetches 20 735 meters along almost the lenght of the Hicacos Peninsula. it was indeed thanks to a decision by the Decembiros, a communal society from Cárdenas, that the Varadero village was established, on December 5th, 1887, as a recreatiion site, easily reachable by sailing across the bay of Cardenas.
Yet, it was not until the 1910's that, barred from traveling to Europe due to the World War I, the wealthy Cuban Creole class set their eyes on the pristine enclave. The area had its first hotel (of only 10 rooms and also called Varadero) in the year 1915.
In the 50’s, in the 20th century began the projects for the first constructions which where used by the owners as retirement houses for long period of vacations.
Nowadays Varadero and Havana City are the most important touristy destination in Cuba.
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Juan Gualberto Gomez Airport was built in 1989 and inaugurated by Fidel Castro, thus replacing the old Varadero airport located in Santa Marta, currently known as Kawama Airport. The airport was named after a journalist, fighter for the Cuban Independence and black rights activist in Cuba Juan Gualberto Gómez (1854–1933). The terminal building has shops for tourists (including rum, cigars, T-shirts, books, carvings, pharmaceuticals), a large departures lounge cafeterias and a VIP lounge. A VIP card is available by paying $30/person to the local tour company representative. This allows the departing passenger to bypass the queues for check-in, have an agent take your departure tax to the correct official for you, and bypass any lines for passport control. The passenger is then taken to the VIP lounge which provides free food and drink (including alcoholic beverages). The ground handling equipment is imported mainly from North America. There are four jet bridges, but air stairs are used for the remaining aircraft parking spaces on the apron by the terminal. Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport (IATA: VRA, ICAO: MUVR), formerly known as Varadero Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Varadero), is an international airport serving Varadero, Cuba and the province of Matanzas. The airport is located closer to the city of Matanzas than to Varadero. The closest airport to Varadero is Kawama Airport. In 2009, the airport handled 1.28 million passengers, making it the second busiest airport in Cuba after José Martí International Airport in Havana.
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Varadero is the famoust beach in Cuba and one of the most important destinations in the Caribbean. Varadero is the main tourist destination of the country. Its total area is 14.4 km square and its most important natural potential is the beach that is 20 375 m long with a sand strip of around 22 km wide and an average dune height of 1 m.