Natural oasis in the heart of the tourist stronghold
Those who want a change from all that beach life can practice their back- and downswing on the eighteen-hole golf course of the Varadero Golf Club, or spend time in one of the city’s charming parks. The renowned “Park of the 8000 cubicles” is today called “Centro Comercial Hicacos” and hosts various shops in lieu of the characteristic 8000 lockers (taquillas) that gave the park its original name. Josone Park features an artificial lake, a pool, a children’s playground, a miniature golf course, a bowling alley, bars and restaurants.
The Varahicacos Ecological Reserve is a natural oasis in the heart of the tourist stronghold. Tours along its hiking trails lead past the “Patriarca”, a giant cactus that is 500+ years old. Also located inside the Varahicacos Ecological Reserve is the Cueva de Ambrosio, a cave adorned with ancient drawings and pictographs on its walls.