Varadero is located on the northernmost part of the island of Cuba and  is a wide strip of fine white sandy beach that runs along the narrow Hicacos Peninsula for 22 Km (over 13.5 miles). This world-famous resort is 130 kilometers east of Havana.

Located in the central province of Sancti Spiritus, the formerly called Villa de la Santísima Trinidad was founded in 1514 and was one of the first seven villages the Spanish in Cuba.

Governor Diego Velázquez founded Santiago de Cuba in 1515. The King of Spain made it the capital of the island in 1522, and it remained the capital until 1553.

The foundation of the city of Havana, in its final place next to the entrance channel of a well protected bay, dates far back to November of 1519

Cayo Largo is located in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, covering an area of 37 square kilometers and 135 kilometers from Nueva Gerona (Isla de la Juventud) and 177 kilometers from the City of Havana.

It is always better to travel to the island from November to April.
The climate is tropical, seasonally humid, with maritime influence and semi-continental features; however, other localized climatic times coexist in mountain systems and on coasts. It is defined in two periods: little rainy and rainy. Little rainy (November to April): Known as winter, variations in weather and climate become more noticeable, with sudden changes in daily weather, associated with the passage of frontal systems. It is more noticeable in the western half than in the eastern half. Rainy (May to October): Known as summer, there are few variations in time, the most important changes being due to the passing of eastern waves and tropical cyclones.

The Currency
The national currency is the Cuban Peso (CUP), which is equivalent to 100 cents. Notes of 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 pesos circulate, as well as fractional coins of 1 and 3 pesos and 1, 2, 5 and 20 cents. When you travel to the island, the currency you will use will be the USD, that you will use to get access to all the products and services available. But you will have to pay most government run business in EUR or CAD since they cannot process payments in USD. The exchange of currencies for Cuban pesos (CUP), is according to the current exchange rate of the different currencies and according to their fluctuation in the world market, this is carried out at airports, banks, hotels, exchange houses (CADECA) and large stores or  commercial centers. There is also a network of Banks and ATMs distributed in different locations in different tourist destinations. In Cuba some credit cards can be used (Visa, MasterCard, Access, Eurocard, Banamex, among others, with their specifications) as long as they are not from an american Bank, although it is recommended to always carry cash. It is very common that if you try to get a cash advance on your credit card, it will not work due to comminication issues most of the time.

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