Cuba Travel

Cuban Beaches, White Foam, Magic and Color

Posted July 14, 2008 by Jose Mauricio Maurette in Cuba Travel.

Number one reason for people going on holidays to Cuba is still its beautiful beaches.

There is perfect coherence among the 200 beaches from which it is worth mentioning the renown Varadero; or the ones from the east of the Capital city, that are a series of sand extensions, above all, Santa Maria del Mar, near the city (20 minutes a ride), which make it easier when you have little time to swim, or for a long Sunday overnight.

But there are many more distinguished ones: Santa Lucia, in the central-eastern province of Camaguey (north); Maria Aguilar in the Ancon peninsula, in the city of Trinidad, central-south; Guardalavaca in the Cuban north-western part, the province of Holguin; and other exotic such as Las Tumbas, in the western part, very near of the Lighthouse of the Cabo de San Antonio.

There are also the beaches of Cayo Largo del Sur, one of them, out of four of the kind, features white sands, very fine, that never get warm independently of the strength of the sun that bathes them.

Nevertheless, there are twists and turns, and small beaches, where it would be preferable to swim dressed like the very first day we were born, surrounded by the quietness of the unspoiled cay or to rest under the shadows of the coconut trees.

There is another curious beach in the Isla de la Juventud, of black sands, small, solitary and demanded by many tourists.

Out of 588 beach kilometers existing in Cuba, 256 are part of eight main tourist regions, with very good hotel and water sports facilities, areas that have to do with the strengthening of the leisure development plan.

Sites where you will be able to practice surfing, where you could ride aquabikes, windsurf, sky, you ride bananas pulled by motorboats, where you could play sand-volleyball, among other leisure options guided by Cuban and foreign instructors.

Beaches, apart from being a leisure option, to take a tan, read under an umbrella or simply to sleep, they feature an infrastructure in Cuba that allows practicing different sports such as the light sailing, aquabike, kayak, all kinds of trailers, run by different nautical facilities.

In a way or another, all nautical activities mentioned before are present in the Cuban beaches, due to the forced coincidence of the near wharfs, diving centers and different kinds of facilities.

Among the most known Cuban beaches, there are those aligned in the north shore of Havana. Sand extension 20 minutes journey by automobile from any hotel of the central urban area.

There are many names in a row when you are coming from the Tunel de la Habana, accompanied by a very pleasant view of the Ocean, to the peripheral neighborhood of the Habana del Este, Alamar and Cojimar. Near there, there is the sand silhouette.

There are around 18 kilometers of beach for swimming with a very good hotel infrastructure and amusement, above all for the water sports. The names of the beaches are Tarara, Bacuranao, Megano, Boca Ciega, Santa Maria del Mar, Guanabo, and a little farther, in the littoral line, Arroyo Bermejo.

Member Comments

On July 15, 2008, Camilo wrote:

Any nude/naturist beaches in Cuba?

On July 15, 2008, publisher wrote:

Maybe in Cayo Largo del Sur but that’s about it.