Area: 11,802.72 km² (4,557 sq mi)
Population: 675,980 (2004)
Municipalities: Calimete, Cárdenas, Cienaga de Zapata, Colón, Jagüey Grande, Jovellanos, Limonar, Los Arabos, Martí, Matanzas, Pedro Betancourt, Perico, Unión de Reyes, Varadero
Considered by many as the finest beach in the world, Varadero is a peninsula that juts far into the calm waters of the Atlantic. His twenty-one kilometers of fine white sand are an ideal holiday destination for lovers of sun, swimming and water sports and even golf! Varadero is the only golf course in Cuba.
This white sandy beach amid turquoise water is not the only attraction in Matanzas province. The nearby cities of Cárdenas and Matanzas (the provincial capital) is known for their art, history and culture. The city of Varadero covers 14.4 km2, a population of about 8,000 people and represents 55% of all hotel rooms in Cuba. Varadero began its development as a summer resort in 1940
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