We took a trip to the famous Varadero beach. December is too cold for Cubans to go swimming, so the beach was almost empty everyday.

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Varadero Beach Cuba

The beach is a long spit that juts out into the Caribbean, about 2 1/2 hour drive from Havana. The town has a sleepy, off-season, lost-in-time feel, with a some old hotels, a few restaurants and souvenir stalls and a long, beautiful empty beach.