Matanzas is in Cuba. It is the closest town to Varadero resort. It is a nice small town and there are amazingly few tourists considering that it is basically next to Varadero. If you get bored between Varadero hotels then visit this little town to see the real Cuba.
Girón,  is the local periodical.
Viazul runs buses from Havana and Varadero three times a day. There are several trains to Havana, Santa Clara and Camagüey, as well as overnight service on alternate days to Cienfuegos, Sancti Spiritus and Santiago de Cuba. The Hershey electric trains between Matanzas and Havana are very dilapidated and are not recommended except for the most die-hard train enthusiasts.