Veradero is a popular beach resort town located along 20km of Atlantic Ocean coastline. It is famous for it’s all-inclusive hotels and spa complexes, as well as golf course.
Aside from it’s white sands beaches and crystal clear blue water, Veradero, like other parts of Cuba, has a rich history and culture, and of course, loads of classic cars.
As a beach town though, some of the activities like snorkeling and catamarans can be quiet expensive, so here is a list of some free/cheap things you can do:
Ambrosio Caves – Cueva de Ambrosio
If you’re scared of bats, this place isn’t for you because though the caves are beautiful, they are full of bats. If is possible not to wake the bats if you move quietly and shine your flashlight on the ground instead of the ceiling.
It costs CUC$5 or $5 USD.
Veradero Street Markets
You can walk around the local flea markets and find some nice souvenirs for to bring back home for yourself or loved ones. I bought cigar tubes (actually used as toothbrush cases) and had them customized with my friend’s names on them.
Explore the City Centre
Walk around the city centre and try a pina colada served in a pineapple. Or perhaps you would rather try some home-made coconut ice cream served in a coconut with jelly.
Take a Ride in a Classic 1940/50s Car
Cuba is famous for its classic cars. These can be found anywhere and everywhere! It’s like one big mid-90s car show.
It costs anywhere from $5-10 to ride/take a picture in the car. The prices are negotiable and depend on whether you want to drive the car yourself, be driven, or just want to sit in the passenger seat for a picture.
The more well-preserved the car – fresh exteriors and interiors – the higher price.
Mi Casa Beatles
Whether you like to drink or not, this is a fun place to spend an evening or maybe lunch.
The bar has cheap food and drinks and fantastic live music.
It’s also a great spot to take a cheesy Beatles picture!
If you’re staying at a resort, then here’s an extra one for you!
Free Water Activities at your Resort
Many resorts include some free water activities as part of your booking such as kayaking, surfing. Usually the equipment, including a life jacket and a free beginner lesson, are also included!
Try one of these on your next trip to Veradero and let me know what you think below!