Location, Climate: There is paradise on earth and that can be found in the town of Varadero in Cuba. This exclusive resort is situated along the peninsula of Hicacos between the Florida Straits and Bay of Cardenas. Varadero has hot tropical summers and dry winters. Avoid booking discount hotels in Varadero between May to October, which is its rainy and hurricane season. Book online to get discount on accommodation. Brief History: Varadero was first mentioned in 1555. It was used as a dry dock where it got its name because the Spanish word for that is “varadero”, but the docks and salt mines shut down in 1961. The city was officially founded by ten families from Cardenas building vacation homes in that place in 1887. Events, Landmarks, Activities: Varadero hosts a variety of festivals each year so find the one that suits your interest. Those who love to eat and cook would definitely have a great time during the International Culinary Festival in March. Music lovers would surely enjoy live music and dancing in different venues during the Vandero World Of Music Festival in June. There are lots of fun things to do and see in Varadero including the Parque Josone, which is a beautiful park and mini-zoo where kids can get camel rides. Other interesting places include the Villa Du Pont, Bellamar Caves and Delfinario. Transportation: The perfect choice of transportation for tourists is the double-deck open-top bus which travels from the edge of the peninsula to the Varadero town. For a more unique traveling experience, ride the coco taxi (motorized trikes) and caleches (horse-drawn carriages).