It is roughly a 6 hour journey to Varadero from Trinidad. This is the most touristy part of Cuba and is full of 5* all inclusive hotels. However we wanted to have a livelier New Year considering how quiet our Christmas was! We stayed in a 3* hotel for 3 nights but then found a Casa for 3 nights. Casa's are illiegal in Varadero but if you ask the right questions it is possible to find one. They are half the price of hotels.