Destinations, Travel Tips

The Best Beach Destinations in Cuba

Cuba is much more than just another Caribbean destination. For vacationers who really want to explore this magnificent country, the culture, lifestyle and the history of the country are quite marvelous. Cuba also has several great beaches that are well above the world standards with good nightlife and high end luxury resorts and spas.

Varadero Beach


Among some of the best beaches in Cuba is Varadero which is the main beach destination in the country. With more than 20 kilometers of white sandy beach, clear blue waters and a tropical postcard quality, Varadero stuns visitors within moments. The beach also offers several great water sport options and a great nightlife, as well as several shops where you can get some souvenir beach gifts to take home.  Varadero is also a preferred holiday destination for the locals and is only two hours away from the capital.

Cayo Guillermo and Cayo Coco

Cayo Guillermo and Cayo Coco are two serene and unspoiled beach destinations located a little north from the main island. The islands are connected to the mainland by a causeway and offer beautiful beaches with good coral reef for those who like scuba diving. With various options available for water sports, both of these serene beaches are among the best in Cuba.

Playa Megano, Playa Ensenachos, Santa Maria and Cayo Las Brujas

Cayo Ensenacho is one of the islets among the 500 odd islets located north of Cuba. This cay is simply 2 square kilometers in area but has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country with clear waters, fine powdery white sand and a large range of fauna which makes it a very popular romantic getaway and is preferred by honeymooners. Cayo Ensenacho is considered to be a jewel in Cuba. Cayo Las Brujas is another island that offers virginal unspoiled beaches, very clear water and an exotic range of fauna and flora making it a very impressive and unique vacation destination in Cuba.

Cayo Saetia, Playa Yuraguanal, Playa Pesquero, Playa Guardalavaca, Playa Esmeralda- The Holguin Beaches

The Holguin beaches are known to be among the best in Cuba. All of these beaches are great and choosing one among them can be very difficult. The beaches are known for their pristine, powdery white sand and clear waters with the right temperature and the warm climate that they offer. Other than several deserted beaches, Cayo Saetia is also a great place to explore tropical nature, such as the marine life depicted in the famous Guy Harvey Jewelry.  There are several good beachside resorts and water sports activities in the area that makes it a great place to spend a tropical holiday at.

Playa Santa Lucia

Located on the north of Camaguey, Playa Santa Lucia is a great beach that is home to colorful tropic fish, flamingoes, migratory ducks and various interesting marine species that are among the best attractions in this area. The beach is a great place for nature lovers as well as for those who enjoy nature.

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