Best Beaches in Cuba
One of the reasons (and there are thousands of them) why we love Cuba is because no matter in which point of the island you are there are not more than 100 km to some beach. And this is the luxury not many countries have. If you ask people, what beaches they know in Cuba, majority of them would say Varadero. Oh, this hurts! For real! So before we tell you about the best beaches in Cuba, let us start with explaining why Varadero is not one of them.
Why not Varadero
When we were planning our trip to Cuba, we consciously excluded Varadero from the places we would visit. Why? Because, although it is located on a beautiful peninsula, it is as well the largest resort in the Caribbean, read: tourists, tourists, and more tourists. And if the only thing you have are tourists, be sure that everything you see around will be a huge fake. Cuba is not a 5 star hotel with mojitos served on a silver tray. Cuba is something totally different. But if you are a fan of swimming pools and fake luxury cut out from local reality, well that’s a perfect place for you. But please, don’t tell anyone you have been to Cuba, or even worse, that you know anything about Cuba. You’ve been to Varadero, it’s the same like you’ve been to Mars.
3 Best Beaches in Cuba
The Cayerías del Norte
If you are looking for the turquoise water of the Atlantic Ocean, you should definitely visit the Cayerías de Norte. These are the islands on the north of Cuba in the Villa Clara province. Among the most famous are Cayo las Brujas, Cayo Ensenachos and Cayo Santa Maria. The islands are connected with the rest of Cuba with a 48km causeway called … (read more about the Cayerías del Norte)
Playa Larga (Ciénaga de Zapata)
Playa Larga is a small village located in the Bay of Pigs, where fishermen’s houses were renovated and now are rented as casas particulares. There are no big resorts here, just peace, a few cozy bars at the beach and the beauty of Bahia de Cochinos. It is a perfect spot if you are into diving, bird watching, nature or simply peaceful beach time. Playa Larga is simply gorgeous, there is …. (read more about Playa Larga and Ciénaga de Zapata)
Playa Ancon (Trinidad)
Playa Ancon lies twelve kilometers to the south from Trinidad and is the south coast’s best beach. The beach itself is really beautiful. There are some hotels, tourist bars, toilets, etc. close to it. Still it is not too crowded and you can … (read more about Playa Ancon and Trinidad)
More about Cuba:
Cayerías del Norte and Remedios
How to Prepare Your Trip to Cuba
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