Cuba consists of more than 4000 islands. Besides the well-known oldtimers in various colours and the Cuban cigars, this country also has many beautiful beaches. This country in the Caribbean attracts many tourists from all over the world every year. This article lists a number of beautiful Cuban beaches and explains more about theCuba visa.
Playas del Este
As the name suggests, this is not just one beach, but several. Playas del Este consists of a group of beautiful beaches situated next to each other. This stretch of beaches is less than an hour away from Cuba‘s capital, Havana. This is a place where both locals and tourists come to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The string of beaches starts at Bacuranao, a small and safe beach that is under a kilometre long. The last beach is called Playa Jibacoa, where many tourists snorkel because of the beautiful coral reef. In between these 2 beaches you will find, among others, Playa Tarará. To access this beach, a small fee has to be paid. Playa Boca Ciega and Guanabo have a relaxed atmosphere and are frequented by locals. Playa Santa María is known for its many hotels, resorts and activities and is therefore more touristy.
Playa Ancón beach is close to the city of Trinidad and is one of the most famous and beautiful beaches on the Cuban south coast. It‘s a lot quieter here. There are 3 hotels on the beach and nice boat trips can be made from the marina. It is also possible to join daily diving or snorkelling excursions if enough people sign up.
Since this beach is located a lot further away from the tourist capital Havana, Playa Ancón is a lot quieter. The city of Trinidad, which lies close to the beach, has been on UNESCO‘s World Heritage List since 1988. A number of churches built in the Spanish style of the 16th century make the centre of this town authentic. Travellers who have had enough of the beach will easily spend a day here.
For travellers who prefer greenery, Guardalavaca beach is a good option. Located on the east coast of Cuba, this large beach is surrounded by green hills and forests. It is also a great place for snorkelling and diving, as the water here is clear. There is plenty to see underwater as there are extensive coral reefs protecting the beach. In addition, many locals love Guardalavaca, making it a great place to connect with locals.
Guardalavaca is next to Havana and Varadero one of the most visited places in Cuba. There are many resorts and hotels and public transport is well organised. The daily flea market with handmade products and the Taíno museum are tourist attractions. The advantage of the Cuba visa is that it is valid for a long time, so there is enough time to visit other beautiful places besides all the wonderful beaches.
The beach of Playa Maguana is also located in Eastern Cuba. This part of the country is even more rugged and less touristy. Playa Maguana is surrounded by tropical forests. The beach itself also looks a bit more wild due to the tropical vegetation. Manatees and parakeets can also be found in this area. The flora and fauna is very diverse here.
This beach is about 20 kilometres away from the town of Baracoa. From here, Playa Maguana can be reached by bicycle or car. The connection is not good, as the road is full of holes and potholes. Once arrived, this beach is a great place to rest and enjoy nature.
The Visa Cuba is valid for 30 days from the moment of arrival. The passport used in the online application must be valid for at least 7 months at the time of arrival in Cuba. The visa may be extended by 30 days upon arrival at an immigration office. In that case the visa Cuba is valid for 60 days.
The Cuba visa can easily be applied for online and received by mail. The visa costs a total of £39.95 per person including postage. Travelers who want to go to Cuba to visit the beautiful beaches, can use the online application form for the visa Cuba apply directly. Of course, all visa requirements must be met.