There is a great deal of controversy in the news these days about changes to our relationship with this small nation just 90 miles off the coast of Florida. This is the final entry from our trip in March 2012. Cuban beaches rival any other I have visited.
After spending a week in and around Havana, we traveled about 75 miles east to Varadero Beach. Varadero is a resort town in the province of Matanzas. It is situated on a long (12 miles), narrow (3/4 mile) peninsula. Also called Playa Azul (Blue Beach), it is one of the largest resort areas in the Caribbean. Known as a tourism area famed for its sandy beaches, it was a favorite hangout for famous Americans such as Al Capone and the millionaire Dupont.
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