Varadero North in Beautiful Destin, Florida

Varadero appears for the first time in “GENERAL” the official records of the Capitánes of the country in 1555. Nevertheless, Varadero is first and foremost a tourist resort town, boasting more than 20 km of white sandy beaches. Tourism grew in the early 1930s as Irénée du Pont Nemours, an American millionaire, built his estate “Xanadú,” on the peninsula. The first tourists visited Varadero as early as the 1870s. In 1910 the annual rowing regatta was started, five years later the first hotel, named Varadero and later Club Nautico, was built.

We left Cuba in the early 60’s when we were 10 and 11 years old, arriving in the USA under similar situations. During our few but very memorable early years in Cuba, our families vacationed at the country’s most famous beach, Varadero.

Since then, we have longed for those happy and wonderful times with family and friends, for those white sugar beaches with clear waters, for things engraved in our minds and hearts, almost like unreachable memories…we have found it in “Destin, Florida” and that is why we named our new home “Varadero North.”

~ Maria and Jorge