The best Cuban beaches with white sand and crystal clear sea are just waiting to be explored. Conclude your itinerary with an evocative stay on the Caribbean beaches of Cuba.
One of the reasons why you decide to take a trip to Cuba is also to relax on its fabulous Caribbean beaches. Our advice, after visiting the colonial cities and entering the tobacco and coffee plantations of the interior, is to conclude your itinerary with a seaside stay on its most suggestive beaches. And in the pearl of the Caribbean, there is truly spoiled for choice!
Cuba tour with sea extension: where to go
Whether you like equipped beaches, lined with bars and restaurants, or you are more of a type of isolated and wild bays, here is our selection of the best beaches in Cuba from which to take inspiration for your vacation.
1. Cayo Largo
Described as one of the most fascinating cayos (islets) of the Pearl of the Caribbean, it owes its name to its slightly elongated shape. Here you will find white sand such as talcum powder, sea turtles, pelicans, and a rich coral reef in the seabed for the delight of divers and snorkelers. Located in the Los Canarreos archipelago, its most interesting beaches include Playa Paraiso and Playa Sirena.
Another recommended beach is that of the colonial town of Baracoa, which is also one of the urban settlements with the oldest origins in Cuba. Moving away from the center for about two kilometers you will find Playa Blanca, where the sand is obviously very white and the sea is crystal clear. . This beach is protected by a protected reserve which can only be entered for a fee: the ideal choice for those looking for an uncontaminated environment. For those who want to go even further, 20 km away is Playa Maguana, with golden sand and palm trees all around.
3. Cayo Levisa
Islet in the province of Pinar del Rio has white sand beaches, mangrove forests, and manatees swimming in its waters. Coral reefs abound in the seabed and the territory is lush and wild, able to satisfy your desire for adventure.
Guardalavaca beach is one of the most popular with tourists from all over the world, especially thanks to its array of luxury hotels. The most famous and popular beach is Playa Guardalavaca, but there are others, smaller and wilder, such as Bariay, Pasquero, and Esmeralda.
Varadero is perhaps the most famous seaside resort in Cuba. Varadero boasts 20 km of equipped beaches, hotels, and restaurants, even of a purely Western style. It is the ideal destination for those looking for an all-inclusive beach holiday where you don’t think about anything.