The Marina Gaviota Varadero is attractive both for the visitor interested in its specialized nautical services and for the common tourist looking for entertainment.  Its general services include several restaurants, bars, bowling alley, shops selling a variety of items and even a nightclub. Its shopping centre borders the promenade. The Meliá Marina Varadero hotel is available for accommodation.

The visitor can choose to taste some of the specialities in fish and seafood from one of the various coffee options or enjoy drinks prepared in their establishments. All this combined with the proximity to the sea and a constant breeze. It is possible to tour the entire Marina in a few minutes, you can enjoy the view and take good pictures from one of the lookout towers.

There is a modern fleet of boats in the Marina Gaviota Varadero. Specialized services for boats include mooring, fuel, water, custody and minor maintenance. It is possible to rent yachts, sailboats and catamarans for tours or hire one of the excursions on the keys. In this marina there is an International Diving Center that offers courses with certification in different levels of diving (Scuba Diver, Open Water, Rescue, and other modalities). It offers the practice of sport fishing in modalities such as deep sea fishing (off shore) and platform fishing (in shore).

There are other two marinas in the area: the Chapelin Varadero and the Marlin Dársena Varadero. All three are perfectly equipped with suitable boats, trained personnel and hyperbaric chambers to guarantee the required conditions. The Marina Gaviota Varadero is the largest and most important with a depth of 3.05 meters and 35 berths, followed by the Marina Dársena Varadero. Both have customs services, making it possible to enter the country by sea.

For visit: Northeastern tip of the Hicacos Peninsula (23.18983; -81.12903)

by: Leunam Rodríguez