Cuba is a Caribbean country famous for its stunning beaches along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in the north and the Caribbean Sea in the south of the country. Some of these beaches rank among the most beautiful in the world.
Everywhere you go alongside the coast, you’ll see beautiful tropical beaches with glistening turquoise waters, endless strips of white sand, and lazily swaying palm trees. So, here are the best beaches in Cuba.
Varadero Beach, also known as Playa Azul (Blue Beach) is one of Cuba’s most beautiful beaches. Moreover, Varadero beach was rated the world’s second most beautiful beach in Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards. The gorgeous 25-kilometers long stretch of sand runs across the entire Hicacos peninsula and it is dotted with all-inclusive hotels and spa complexes. There is also an oceanside golf course that features club rentals and an elegant restaurant and bar in a 1927 mansion.
Because of its location on the narrow Hicacos peninsula (only 1,2km wide), Varadero beach is always only a few steps away. If you’re looking for a perfect beach holiday in the tropics, Varadero might be the best choice.
Whether you decide to take part in water sports, hang out by the pool, or to spend your holidays lazily basking at the beach, Varadero is a true tropical retreat. There are more than thirty diving sites around the Hicacos peninsula, as well as a range of beach activities such as fishing, boat rides, snorkeling, fishing, and sailing.
Playa Paradiso or Paradise Beach in Cayo Largo is the almost untouched strip of pristine white sand that meets crystal-clear azure waters. This beach on the Caribbean is known for its calm waters and a tranquil atmosphere. The hotels are located away from the beach, but you can access it by car, scooter, and shuttle services.
Cayo Santa Maria, Jardines del Rey, features the beautiful 15 kilometers long stretch of white sand and turquoise waters. There are two cays, several beaches and a dolphinarium lay in between. Playa Perla Blanca is one of the most beautiful beaches of Cayo Santa Maria and Jardines del Ray archipelago.
Also known as Playa Los Flamencos, this beautiful beach is home to all-inclusive resorts, 22 kilometers long sandy beach and turquoise waters. Located on Cayo Coco island, Playa Los Flamencos is a true tropical paradise for beach lovers. Cayo Coco features 11 pristine beaches for you to enjoy. The clear waters along the northern shores of Cayo Coco offer some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in the world.
Located on Cuba’s northern coast, Playa Guardalavaca is popular for its fine sand and clear waters with extensive coral reefs and the backdrop filled with lush greenery and tall palm trees. It is a great destination for scuba diving and other waters sports. You can find snorkeling equipment available at the beach.