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Best Beaches in Cuba

There are literally miles and miles of white sandy beaches in Cuba, which makes it an ideal destination for amazing beach holidays. You can find tranquil stretches where you can simply relax or you can choose to get super active with some watersports and scuba diving.

We’ve put together a list of the best beaches around to help you decide where you’ll park your towel on your fantastic last minute holiday to Cuba.

Playa Flamenco, Cayo Coco

Over 13 miles of white sand and sparkling clear blue water make Cayo Coco a magnet for those who love the beach life. There are lively stretches next to the resort hotels where you’ll find lots going on, but if you’re looking for a quiet spot to lay down your sunhat, Playa Flamenco is where it’s at.

There are nearly two miles of tranquillity to explore along Playa Flamenco. You can stroll along the shoreline and spot bright orange starfish just below the water. It’s also a good place to swim out and do a bit snorkelling to take a look at the stunning tropical sealife.

Playa Pilar, Cayo Guillermo

Part of the Jardines del Rey cluster of islands just off mainland Cuba, Cayo Guillermo is a peaceful idyllic haven with a distinctly castaway feel to it.

Playa Pilar offers powdery white sand with a backdrop of swaying palm trees. You can sit back and relax in the tranquillity and enjoy the cooling breeze while you sip a mojito. As you look out to sea you’ll get fantastic views of some of the hundreds of islets in the region. And it’s an amazing place to catch a romantic sunset.

Playa Santa Maria, Cayo Santa Maria

Cayo Santa Maria is a beautiful small island just off the mainland and Playa Santa Maria is its main beach.

You can find your perfect holiday retreat spot along almost 10 kilometres of creamy white sand. If you want lively beach action there are areas where there’s beach volleyball, dancing and exercise classes. You can also take pedal boats and kayaks out to sea and maybe spot wild dolphins or a sea turtle. This is also the perfect scuba-diving spot, it as it’s close to Cuba’s spectacular coral reefs.

Playa Guardalavaca, Guardalavaca

Guardalavaca resort has several fantastic beaches gently sweeping down to the shoreline. With rolling hills and fields of sugar cane just inland it’s an amazingly picturesque region.

Playa Guardalavaca is hugely popular with locals as well as tourists, which gives it a relaxed atmosphere and an authentic Cuban vibe. There’s a walkway lined with tamarind and palm trees that runs along the centre of the beach. You can stroll along and people watch as you look for your perfect beach spot. There are also several places where you can rent snorkelling gear so you can have a swim and discover the region’s amazing underwater world.

Playa Varadero, Varadero

Varadero resort is one of the most popular seaside destinations in Cuba. It has the longest beach on the island and a picture-perfect combination of palm-fringed sand and inviting blue sea.

Stretching along for over 24 kilometres around a peninsula, there’s plenty of space for everyone to chill out and do their own thing. There are sunloungers and palm-leaf parasols to doze under, watersports and even waterpark rides where the kids can spend a thrilling afternoon while you relax.

Can’t wait to enjoy those stunning beaches, book your holiday to Cuba today!