One of the best beaches in the world is in Cuba

Posted: 11-Feb-16 11:20

From its tempting sun and white sand to its rich history and desirable setting, National Geographic has named Cayo Largo as home to one of the best beaches in the entire world. Mostly untouched and void of commercial businesses, the destination is close to the mainland of Cuba, but exists within its own private oasis surrounded by sea and sand.

One of the best beaches in the world is in Cuba

Known for exposing the world to interesting sites and exceptional destinations, National Geographic recently scoured the globe in search of the best beaches in the world, and Cuba made the list. The island nation is revered for Cayo Largo, located off the southwestern coast of the country in the turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean.

Easy to reach from the Cuban capital of Havana, Cayo Largo is attainable by boat or via plane. This small resort island is famous for its fine sand that allows for easy walks along the waterfront, typically drawing tourists in to the beaches of Playo Paraiso and Playa Sirena. Separated by only a kilometre, tourists can easily walk from beach to beach during low tide. There is also the beach of Lindamar, in all totaling more than 20 kilometres of spectacular beaches along the shoreline.

While Playa Paraiso is mostly undeveloped, it is an impressive destination for watching marine life, from dolphins to starfish. A resort destination, too, the beaches remain generally as pure and commercial-free as they have for centuries.

Discovered by Christopher Columbus and Francis Drake before they crossed over the Atlantic, this remote island is small in comparison to other islands, but accentuated by pristine beaches and spectacular coastline. All hotels on Cayo Largo are located along the southern coastline, while the rest of the island remains undisturbed, with just one main paved road on the entire island. The few side roads are mostly just trails.

While none of the beaches are private, some are clothing optional. The most crowded beaches of Cayo Largo are near the hotels and at Playa Sirena, due to the popularity of excursions to the area. This is also where you will find all of the water sports on the island. Travelers should also easily be able to find equipment such as pedal boats and kayaks to head out on the water, which is much calmer than the water of Playa Lindamar. The western and eastern beaches are mostly void of tourists, and more secluded. While Playa Sirena is the widest beach, only Playa Lindamar includes palm trees.


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