Here are some of the most popular shopping places in Varadero:
Plaza America Convention Center and Shopping Mall
Address: Autopista Sur, Km 11, Varadero. Phone: (53 45) 66 8444. The Plaza America combines a large shopping center (lower floor) and a convention center(upper floor). The 2500 square meters modern commercial mall features several boutiques, music shops, bookstore, cigar shops, a few restaurants, bars, 2 cafeterias, a supermarket, a drugstore, an optician’s shop, medical services, car rental desks, a bank, a post office, etc. The Convention Center has several size halls to hold national and international congresses and conventions. It's the largest shopping complex in Cuba. Opening hours: 10:00am to 8:30pm, Daily
Centro Commercial Hicacos (Hicacos Commercial Center)
(formerly Parque de las 8000 Taquillas)
Address: Avenida 1 between Calles 44 and 46. This commercial area was entirely remodeled and features a large variety of shops, Etecsa Office, and a Infotur Office (tourist information). Opening hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Casa del Ron (House of Rum)
Address: Avenida 1 corner of Calle 63, Varadero. Inaugurated on December 22, 2001; the elegant Case del Ron is the best place to sample and purchase Cuba’s national famous liquor. Educate yourself about rum and how it's made by looking at model of an early 20th century rum factory and learn about the history of rum in the Caribbeans. Opening hours: 9:00am to 9:00pm, daily
Casa del Habano (House of Cigars)
Address: Avenida 1 corner of Calle 63, Varadero. Phone: (53 45) 66 7843. Recognized as one of the best shops of its kind, this tabaqueria offers a large variety of the finest tobacco products and world-class handmade cigars at a very reasonable price. You can also watch cigars being made. You will also found there a smokers’ lounge, and a bar upstairs. Opening hours: 9:00am to 9:00pm, daily
Casa del Tabaco y del Cafe (House of Tobacco and Coffee)
Address: Avenida Playa corner of Calle 31. This is a large store where you can buy coffee and cigars, and also rum and some grocery items. They have a tasting lounge (coffee and cigars) and a oceanview terrace.
Feria Artesanal La Epoca (Craft Fair La Epoca)
Address: Avenida 1 corner of Calle 47, Varadero. This is a very large open-air craft market with dozen of stalls. It's located near the Parque Central. You can find there a large variety of traditional Cuban handicrafts (sculptures, paintings, masks, clothing, jewelry, dolls, ceramics, postcards, books, wall hangings, etc.) at a very reasonable price.
ARTex Handicraft Market and Music Store
Address: Avenida 1 corner of Calle 12, Varadero. Phone: (53 45) 61 2694. Their main store is located in downtown Varadero (opposite from Hotel Acuazul ) and they also have an outlet at Centro Comercial Plaza America. ARTex offers an excellent selection of CDs and cassette tapes; they have everything from old Cuban sounds to the hottest new rhythms, they also sell T-shirts, books, and a few musical instruments. Opening hours: 9:00am to 9:00pm,
Centro Comercial Caiman (Caiman Shopping Mall)
Address: Avenida 1 corner of Calle 62, Varadero. Phone: (53 45) 66 7692. In this mall you can find all of your shopping needs under one roof, from the authentic Cuban crafts to trendy new merchandise. Opening hours: 09:00am to 8:00pm
El Encanto supermercado
Address: Avenida 1 corner of Calle 36, Varadero. This is large air-conditioned supermarket where you can buy grocery, furniture, clothing and shoes, electrical appliances, electronic, wine and spirits, etc.
Bazar Los Corales
Address: Avenida 1 corner of Calle 35, Varadero. In this medium-size bazar in downtown Varadero you can find everything from handicrafts, music, books, clothing and souvenirs.
Plaza Caracol Minimercado
Address: Avenida 1 corner of Calle 42, Varadero. Phone: (53 45)66 8604. In this comercial center you can find several air-conditioned specialty shops and boutiques.
Address: Avenida 1 corner of Calle 60, Varadero. This store sells clothing, jewelry, crafts, books and souvenirs that are locally made; it’s a good place to find that special gift to take home.
Libreria Hanoi (Hanoi Library)
Address: Avenida 1 corner of Calle 44, Varadero. Phone: (53 45) 66 8917. This bookstore offers a large selection of novels, children books, and the usual sociopolitical publications approved by the regime. They also offer literature published in English and in rare cases in a few other languages. Opening hours: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Galeria de Arte Varadero (Art Gallery)
Address: Avenida 1 between Calles 59 and 60, Varadero. Phone: (53 45) 66 7554. This store showcases and sells unique treasures such as antique jewelry, paintings and other heirlooms. Every item which is of patrimonial importance is tagged with export permission. Opening hours: 09:00am to 7:00pm
Taller y Tienda de Ceramica Artistica (Ceramic workshop and boutique)
Address: Avenida 1 between Calles 59 y 60, Varadero. Phone: (53 45) 66 7829. Located next door to Galeria de Arte Varadero this store showcases and sells very fine artistic pottery and artworks from local artists. You can watch potters at work and buy original pieces. Opening hours: 09:00am to 7:00pm
Los Canyes Feria Artesanal (Craft Fair Los Canyes)
Address: Avenida 1 corner of Calle 51, Varadero.A large and shaded arts and crafts market.
Address: Avenida 1 corner of Calle 59, Varadero. This place is a branch of the famous cultural institution in Havana, They sell books, music CDs and art.
Feria Artesanal (Craft Fair)
Address: Avenida 1 corner of Calle 44, Varadero. A small arts and crafts market.
Panaderia-Dulceria Donaneli (Donaneli Bakery and Pastry)
Address: Avenida 1 corner of Calle 42, Varadero. They offer a vast selection of delicious pastries, cakes, cookies, and bread baked fresh daily. They also have a snackbar on-site.
Address: Calle 63 between Avenidas 1 and 2, Varadero. The best place for your sporting needs: running shoes, snorkeling gear, bicycle, swimsuit, beach wear, etc. They have 3 stores: Verona (general sporting store), Kawama Puma and Kawama Reebok. Hours: 9:00am to 8:00pm.
El Patio del Artesano (The Artisan's Patio)
Address: Avenida 1 corner of Calle 24, Varadero. A large arts and crafts open-air market.
Floristeria Ave del Paraiso (Ave del Paraiso Florist Shop)
Address: Avenida 1 corner of Calle 33, Varadero. Find here fresh flowers and arrangements for every event.
Casa del Tabaco Caribe (Tobbaco House Caribe)
Address: Avenida 1 corner of Calle 27, Varadero. A small tabaqueria where you can buy handmade cigars and other tobacco products.
Plaza Dona Eva
Address: Avenida 1 corner of Calle 22, Varadero. A medium-size arts and crafts market.
Address: Calle 63 between Avenidas 1 and 2, Varadero. General stores (air-conditioned) where you can find all sorts of merchandise (rum, coffee, music, toys, etc.)
Panamericana Esquina 28
Address: Avenida 1 corner of Calle 28, Varadero. A "Todo por Un Precio" store (All for One Price)
Lily & Normand