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Varadero on Cuba is a dream destination. When is the best time to travel to Varadero on Cuba? It is best to travel to Varadero and Cuba in general during winter. Between November and April is the dry season, which offers the best temperatures with least amount of rain. It is best to explore the whole beauty of the Caribbean country by car. In order to book your hired car in Varadero cheaply and easily, compare the available offers on Driveboo. As an independent comparison portal, we collaborate with most of the car hire companies present in the city of Varadero or at Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport (VRA). Compare car hire offers, choose a suitable hired car for a reasonable price including the desired extras and determine the relevant details. Enjoy your time in Varadero and the rest of Cuba with a hired car!

Explore the region around Varadero by hired car

Varadero - a beach paradise

Varadero - a beach paradise

Varadero is a holiday region on the island of Cuba, about 120 kilometres east of the capital Havana. The city attracts numerous holidaymakers with its fantastic beaches and exciting underwater world. In addition, the Varadero region offers many sights, which you can ideally visit by hired car.

Are you planning to spend your holidays in Cuba? Have you chosen Varadero as the perfect destination? And would like to book a cheap hired car to explore Cuba? Book your hired car at our Varadero comparison portal Driveboo and collect your car at Varadero airport or at another car hire company in Varadero city.

The airport in Varadero: Easy car hire pickup

Varadero International Airport is called Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Gualberto Gómez and is located a few kilometres from the city in the province of Matanzas. After having picked up your cheaply booked hired car at the airport or in the city, you probably want to explore the region. Below you will find some worthwhile excursion destinations that are easy to reach by car. Varadero is located on the Hicacos peninsula, which can be reached via a well-developed country road.

We recommend booking the hired car in Cuba at least one week in advance.

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The small town with about 10.000 inhabitants offers several markets where you can buy typical Cuban souvenirs. There is also a shopping centre on the Plaza América in the middle of the peninsula for everyday necessities.

By hired car you can explore Varadero's nightlife. Spend a night at one of the nightclubs on Autopista Sur. The clubs Calle 62, Cueva di Pirata and the Havana Club - named after a prominent rum variety - are definitely worth a visit. You'll probably want to explore Varadero's 22-kilometre-long sandy beach to relax. If you drive along the coastal road you will find romantic, palm-covered beach sections, restaurants and bars that invite you to linger with local specialties.

If you want to learn more about the history of the tropical holiday region, you should visit the small but informative Museo Municipal. A visit to a rum museum or a cigar factory will also give you an insight into the Cuban way of life. You can get an impression of former Cuba by visiting Villa Xanadú, which was built about 90 years ago by a rich American a few kilometres outside the city of Varadero. Just drive to the highest point on the peninsula, the Cape San Bernadino, in your hired car.

Street market, Varadero

Street market in Varadero

Beach Varadero

Beach in Varadero

Excursions from Varadero by hired car

Destination Distance from Varadero Duration
Dolphinarium 3 km 5 minutes
Saturno Cave 35 km 40 minutes
Marina Gaviota 7 km 15 minutes
Havana 150 km 2 hours 20 minutes

The park Retiro Josone by hired car

Park Josone, Varadero

Park Josone, Varadero

The park, existing since 1942, offers a variety of tropical vegetation, which seems to be the preferred environment for many parrots. You will reach the Josone Park in the south by hired car via Autopista Sur. Booking a boat tour on the artificial lake in the middle of the very well maintained park will be fun!


Dolphins in Varadero

Dolphins in Varadero

A visit to the dolphinarium Varadero will be an unforgettable holiday experience especially the children. The dolphinarium of the peninsula is situated only a few kilometres away from the nature park on the coastal road. You can even swim with dolphins in a natural lagoon.

Hiring a car in Varadero: Choose an additional driver for more flexibility

If you do not want to drive your hired car yourself all the time, book an additional driver. Like that your holiday companion can also enjoy the streets of Cuba from time to time. Just inform the local car hire company to prevent yourself from any problems concerning the insurance. In addition, you should bear in mind that hired car offers with an additional driver are not always free of charges. You will be informed by your car hire company when picking up the vehicle.

Varadero with additional driver

Discovering Varadero with an additional driver

Hired car Varadero: Follow the traffic rules in Cuba

Cuban road travellers are confronted with a number of challenges. In order to drive a car on the mostly ordinary roads of Cuba, you must be at least 21 years old and hold an international driving licence. You have to drive your hired car on the right-hand side of the road. Speed is limited to 40 km/h in urban areas and a maximum of 100 km/h outside urban areas. The police will be as harsh when breaking the speed limit as when driving under the influence of alcohol. The penalties are quite high and must be paid immediately. In addition, many side roads on Cuba are comparatively inadequately signposted. Nevertheless, due to a lack of public transport, many sights can only be reached by hired car. Ask your car hire company in the city of Varadero or at the airport about the special features of domestic road traffic.

Streets of Cuba

Streets of Cuba

Why should I boo my hired car with Driveboo?

On our portal Driveboo you can compare all car hire offers valid for the holiday region transparently and include the best possible insurance (fully comprehensive without excess) when booking. If you are planning a round trip that will start in Varadero and end in the capital, please select the appropriate offers concerning one-way rental. If you want to register an additional driver, clarify the details with the car hire company in the city or at the airport. Please do not miss to register the additional driver in order not to risk your insurance cover in the case of an accident.

Have a great a safe trip to Varadero, Cuba!

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