If you are travelling soon to Cuba, you are probably thinking of lying on the beach as a one of the first activities for your holiday. And you are right! There will certainly be a wonderful thin sand beach near your Casa Particular in Cuba. However, we wanted to share a bit of advice on the unmissable spots to check around the island.
1) Playas del Este – Havana
Playa del Este runs on 18km along the Habana del Este district of the Cuban capital. You will love these sublime beaches, which are easily accessible from all our casas particular in Old Havana. Cubans also really enjoy themselves on Playas del Este, these beaches are also a great way to discover another part of Cuban culture.
2) Playa Rancho Luna
Located 18 kilometers from the city of Cienfuegos, Playa Rancho Luna is also known as the ‘Pearl of the South’ for its charm and stunningly beautiful bay
Several sites of Cienfuegos have been declared part of Cuba’s national architectural heritages and represent a bunch of great cultural activites to do while staying at one of our Casa Particular in Cienfuegos. The city has also been declared a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2005
Varadero is without a doubt the most famous beach of Cuba. Being 24km long, it is the longest beach of the island and despite its wide selection of all-inclusive hotels you can be sure there will be room for everyone. If you dream about waking up facing the sea and stepping in the sand checkout our really own Villa Buganvillia! This Casa Particular in Varadero offers a great view on the bay and has direct access to the beach. You may as well want to check our other casas particular in the Varadero to get a real insight into authentic Cuban life.
4) Playa de Cayo Jutias in Vinales
Playa de Cayo Jutias is only one hour by car from your casa particular in Viñales and is perfect for swimming and relaxing. Feel free to walk around and explore! If you’re thirsty don’t miss the small beach bar offering a great view on the ocean and order a cocktail or a Cuban Cristal beer. If you like you can also rent snorkeling gear or sea canoes and even take classes at the diving school. Your casa particular in Viñales can help you with arranging transport to Cayo Jutías. A taxi should cost about 60-70 CUC, which you can share with up to 5 people.
5) Playa Ancon in Trinidad
Just a 20 minutes drive from our Casa Particular in Trinidad meet Playa Ancon, one of the longest beach of the south coast of Cuba. The place managed to keep a natural feel and it’s definitely a good first point if you like to snorkel or dive to discover the wonderful reefs of this area.