Handpicked by a Cuba Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Most beautiful beaches in Cuba'.

María la Gorda beach

María la Gorda beach   María la Gorda Beach is the dream of all diving enthusiasts. Its crystalline waters and the relative proximity of its reefs to the coast make it, together with the Isla de la Juventud, one of the best points to practice this sport that you can find in Pinar del Río.   There are two areas that are especially interesting for diving, the Black Coral Valley, whi...

Guanahacabibes Peninsula National Park

Guanahacabibes Peninsula National Park Enjoy the great natural beauty of this national park and discover all the flora and fauna of Pinar del Río   The Guanahacabibes Peninsula National Park is located in western Cuba, 94 kilometers from the city of Pinar del Río.   It is a flat and elongated peninsula with 1,015 km2 of deserted coasts declared as a Biosphere Reserve since 1987 ...

Jardines del Rey

Jardines del Rey Let yourself be surprised by the wonderful keys of the Jardines del Rey, a true paradise that Cuba possesses   The Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago, better known as Jardines del Rey, is one of the many incredible corners that Cuba houses, in its central-eastern part, with some of its most prominent keys.   Jardines del Rey receives its curious name from the colonial e...

Esmeralda Beach

Esmeralda Beach The Emerald Beach, formerly known as Playa Estero Ciego, being located in the Ciego Caleticas estuary, is located just over 5 kilometers west of Guardalavaca, Cuba, and is characterized by warm, clean waters of an intense green. This small paradise is surrounded by cliffs, steep slopes and a large number of plant species that complete the charming landscape.   You can o...

Giron Beach

Girón Beach   Playa Girón is hardly distinguished from other small beaches in Cuba, it has the same coral sand, and its turquoise waters cover wonderful reefs. But what makes it unique is having witnessed over the years how the Cuban people were subjected to different attacks and fought to win.   The first onslaught took place at the beginning of the 17th century by a group of pi...

Maguana Beach

Maguana Beach   Maguana Beach, located about 20 kilometers north of Baracoa, Cuba, is the perfect example of a tropical beach.   This heavenly beach is characterized not only by the bright white sand of its shore, but by being surrounded by palm trees and having calm turquoise waters, the result of the protection offered by the beautiful coral reef located very close to the coast. ...

Las Coloradas Beach

Las Coloradas Beach  Located on the coast of southeastern Cuba, Las Coloradas Beach is a special place where both nature and history have left their mark. Located in the province of Niquero, this was the beach chosen for the well-known Landing of the Granma in 1956.   The Cover of Freedom is a monument raised at the point where the rebels made landfall on December 2 to begin the a...

Jibacoa Beach

Jibacoa Beach Playa Jibacoa is a tourist center located on the north coast of the province of Mayabeque, Cuba; One of the quintessential holiday resorts for Cubans. It has resorts and several campsites with good quality.   This area attracts attention for its beautiful typical landscape with a blue sea in the background, surrounded by the part that overlooks the land by cliffs and rock...

Pesquero Beach

Pesquero Beach Located in the municipality of Rafael Freyre, the area of ​​Playa Pesquero is the one that owns the top category resorts in Cuba, with four colossi for tourists.   The beach is really idyllic. It is composed of golden sand, hot and shallow waters that offer great occasions for diving enthusiasts; It is protected by a vast coral reef, escarpments, cliffs and a rich an...

Santa Lucia Beach

Santa Lucia Beach   Santa Lucia Beach is located in the town of Santa Lucía, about 110 km northeast of Camagüey. It is a lonely tourist resort with a 20km long beach that competes with Varadero to be the longest on the island of Cuba.   The area around Playa Santa Lucía can be monotonous, it is simply full of flamingos, leafy bushes and some cow. The tiny town works as accommoda...

Ancon Beach

Ancon Beach  Ancon Beach is located 12 km south of Trinidad, Cuba, formed by 4 km of fine white sand thanks to the currents of the Caribbean.  Ancon Beach This wonderful beach offers excellent seabed in which to contemplate the coral reef. In addition, it has an important archaeological reserve in which countless ships and galleons assault corsairs lie.   The area is pe...

Long Beach

Long Beach   In Matanzas approximately 13 km from the Bay of Pigs, you will find Playa Larga, an extensive 4 km long sandy beach, famous among other things for being the scene of a skirmish in which an American group, on April 17, 1961 , they intended to take control of the beach and were repelled by the Cuban people.   Playa Larga is the typical picture of the Cuban Caribbean: cal...

Sirena Beach

Sirena Beach  Playa Sirena is located in Cayo Largo, in Isla de la Juventud. It is the largest in the area and faces west, where more than 2 km of fixed sand are protected from waves and wind. Playa Sirena is the most beautiful beach in Cayo Largo and probably in all of Cuba.   The beach has an enclosure with dolphins where you can play with them. The locals recommend traveling th...

Punta Frances Beach

Punta Frances Beach   Punta Frances Beach is located on a stretch of coast of the southwest coast of Isla de la Juventud, Cuba, just between Punta Frances and Punta Pedernales. It owes its name to the French pirate Francois Leclerc. Punta Frances Beach   Hidden among untouched nature, Punta Frances Beach has 3 km of beach with wide dunes of fine white sand, where different sea t...

Bay of Pigs

Bay of Pigs   The interesting Bay of Pigs, full of revolutionary history, is located in an inlet of the beautiful Gulf of Cazones, in the southwestern part of Cuba. On its beaches there was the failed invasion of 61, led by counterrevolutionaries trained by the CIA and planned by the United States.   The name of the bay derives, according to popular legend, from the existence of la...

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