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Orientation

Infotur, a network of information offices, has offices at Calle 13 and Av. 1 (tel. 45/66-2961; vardirec@enet.cu), and in the Cento Comercial Hicacos at Av. 1 between Calles 46 and 48 (tel. 45/66-7049). Cubatur, Cubanacán, and Havanatur have offices all over Varadero and in the hotels. CADECA (tel. 45/66-7870) is at the airport and Avenida Playa between Calles 41 and 42, and at Avenida 1 corner of Calle 59. Banco Financiero Internacional (tel. 45/66-7002) is at Avenida 1 and Calle 32. The Banco de Crédito and Comercio (tel. 45/61- 2616), Avenida 1 (btw. Calles 35 and 36) has a Visa ATM. The Clínica Internacional Varadero, Avenida 1 and Calle 61 (tel. 45/66- 7711), is open 24 hours for emergency and routine medical care. It also has a 24-hour pharmacy. Etecsa has an office with Internet access (open daily) at the corner of Avenida 1 and Calle 30.

Take a Detour

At 110m (361 ft.), the Bacuanayagua Bridge is the highest in Cuba. It spans the beautiful Yumurí Valley. Most tourist buses will stop here for a quick break and photo opportunity, and if you are driving, you'll probably want to do so as well. A rugged side road leads off the highway if you want to explore this largely undeveloped valley. The bridge is located 7km (4 1/4 miles) west of Matanzas, right on the Vía Blanca en route from Havana to Matanzas and Varadero.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.