The Pirate’s Cave, recreational cultural center in Varadero
By Rose Ross
To its most precious resource, the beach, Varadero has added natural attractions such as caves and escarpments, a string of virgin keys that are easily accessible, the riches of a characteristic natural landscape that is preserved in this portion of the territory, and other cultural, historical and environmental places, closely related to the cities of Matanzas, Cárdenas and the Zapata Peninsula.
The Pirate’s Cave (Cueva del Pirata) is a unique and historical cabaret that over the years has become one of the most emblematic places in Varadero and a point of reference among the best nightlife attractions in town.
This place was, according to popular tradition, a refuge for pirates who crossed the Caribbean. Today converted into a cozy nightclub, it is a pleasant invitation to enjoy live shows where Cuban and international rhythms prevail.
It is located in Varadero, in the northernmost point of the island of Cuba. It is a medium-sized natural cave that has been converted into a cabaret and also functions as a Cuban dance school during daylight hours.
The nightly cabaret show begins around 10:30 pm and is commonly followed by the performance of a dancing music orchestra that delights the customers of the place.
It is a real cavern located in the center of the Hicacos peninsula, within which there is a large space set up as a cabaret-disco, with tables, a bar and a stage, where a show is offered and then you can go up to dance.
A curiosity is that at the entrance of the cave, there is a pirate flag and that inside, all service personnel is disguised as pirates, providing, together with the lights and the rest of the decoration, a unique and very original atmosphere.