Explore Varadero and surroundings by car: a sunny journey begins
Varadero is now one of the most popular destinations in Cuba. Rightly so, because the beach resort on the Hicacos Peninsula offers the best conditions for discovering the Caribbean island in a hire car picked up at a TUI Cars partner car rental office.
Crystal-clear water, palm trees and Cuban rhythms invite you to relax. In a car you can easily drive to more isolated destinations outside Varadero, such as Matanzas or Cárdenas. Why not round off your beach holiday with a short-hop car tour to watch flamingos on secluded beaches?
In Varadero you can drive around in a hire car from TUI Cars at your leisure and at your own pace, in your own individual way, just like the Cubans. You can pick up and drop off your hire car from the car rental office in the airport or downtown. Experience Varadero your way.
Hire car & Varadero: driving in Cuba
To pick-up a hire car in Varadero to explore the area all you need is a driving licence from your country of residence. The road network in Cuba is relatively well-developed. You can easily reach the destination of your choice in a hire car.
On the roads in Cuba you communicate by horn, also when driving a hire car. Thanks to its Caribbean climate Varadero is an all-year destination. It is about a two-hour-drive by car from Havana. The capital should not be missed on any trip to Cuba, because this is where you experience the legendary Cuban flair up close.
Traveling by car: from Varadero into the interior
If you leave Varadero behind in your hire car, you can easily reach Matanzas and Cárdenas. The capital of the province of Matanzas is rightly called Little Venice. Located just 45 minutes from Varadero, the historic town offers a fantastic setting with three rivers and many bridges.
If you arrive at Varadero as your starting point, you can take extensive city walks, rest in the park and be carried away by the Cuban joie de vivre. Anyone interested in Cuban culture should not miss a visit to the theatre. When driving back to Varadero on country roads you will come across old men smoking cigars, well-kept vintage cars glinting in the sun, and much much more of those iconic elements that make up the Cuban lifestyle.