Best Cuban beaches beyond Varadero

Posted: 28-May-16 13:30

Conde Nast Traveler, an American lifestyle travel magazine with more than 30 decades of experience in the travel world and a long list of loyal readers, has recently published its selection of the best beaches in Cuba. In an article enriched with stunning photos, the publication says to its readers that Varadero, Cuba's most famous beach, is only one of several coastal treasures that tourists can enjoy.

Best Cuban beaches beyond Varadero

American luxury travel magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, recommends Cuba to holidaymakers seeking crystalline beaches and reliable sunshine this summer. In an article published earlier this month, the publication states that the island is home to many beautiful beaches beyond Varadero, which has historically been the most popular beach resort in the country for decades.

The magazine asks its readers to imagine the “ideal beach” with white sands, dazzling sun and turquoise waters, asserting that this is the type of beachscape that they will find on the island. Writer Patricia Rey Mallen says in the article that “Cuba offers a wide scope of possibilities when it comes to beaches”.

For tourist planning short stays in the Caribbean country, she recommends visiting Playas del Este in Havana, where old and small fishermen villages co-exist in perfect harmony with modern resorts.

Playa Pilar, in Cayo Guillermo, is one of the jewels of the island´s northern coast. Located 405km from the capital, in the Ciego de Ávila province, the area is one of the most dynamic tourist hotspots in Cuba. Conde Nast Traveler points out that in Playa Pilar, the 15-metre-high dunes are among the most interesting features in the landscape.

In the eastern part of Cuba, the colonial city of Baracoa was built near Playa Maguana beach, which, according to the American travel magazine is “the dream of all sea lovers”. The waters remain calm despite the constant breeze, inviting swimmers to enjoy them.

Writer Patricia Rey also recommends Playa Pesquero in Holguin, 685km east off Havana. There, she says, all-inclusive packages are of the same quality as those found in Varadero. However, as it is far from the capital, Playa Pesquero is a better place to go for holidaymakers seeking quiet and peaceful environments.

Conde Nast Traveler also recommends tourist to see the “enchanting” Playa Ancon in Trinidad, which is said to be “Cuba´s most beautiful beach”, though we don't share the exact same opinion. Among the best beaches on the island, the publication also selected Playa Caletones (Gibara, Holguin), Playa Sirena (Cayo Largo, Isla de la Juventud), and Playa Los Pinos (Cayo Sabinal, Camagüey).

For best enjoying the charm of Cuban beaches, the magazine also advises trying homemade seafood and traditional cocktails such as Daiquiri and Mojito at any of the above mentioned destinations.


Popular Holidays in cuba

OUR EXCLUSIVE DEALS AND LATEST OFFERS

Best Value

From £599 per person
villa pinares de mayari

Villa Pinares De Mayari

4.0 stars

Beautifully perched on the panoramic Mensura Hill, surrounded by striking greenery, this blessed and secluded natural...

Included
  • Flight
  • Accomodation
  • Transportation
  • Representation
From £619 per person
villa mirador de mayabe

Villa Mirador De Mayabe

2.0 stars

This enchanting villa hotel is surrounded by exuberant tropical plants and is perfectly located in a high point towering...

Included
  • Flight
  • Accomodation
  • Transportation
  • Representation
From £679 per person
sercotel club cayo guillermo

Sercotel Club Cayo Guillermo

3.0 stars

The perfect haven for lovers of nature in its purest state, the Villa Cojimar hotel sits in an idyllic location amidst...

Included
  • Flight
  • Accomodation
  • Transportation
  • Representation
From £679 per person
club amigo atlantico guardalavaca

Club Amigo Atlantico Guardalavaca

3.0 stars

Get away to one of Cuba's best kept secrets for a dream holiday at Club Amigo Atlantico. Guardalavaca is known to host...

Included
  • Flight
  • Accomodation
  • Transportation
  • Representation
From £679 per person
tryp cayo coco

Tryp Cayo Coco

4.0 stars

The perfect beach holiday awaits you the all-inclusive Tryp Cayo Coco hotel, where non-stop entertainment and utmost...

Included
  • Flight
  • Accomodation
  • Transportation
  • Representation
From £699 per person
memories holguin

Memories Holguin

4.0 stars

Enjoy a perfect beach setting while you unwind in the historic sands of the all-inclusive Memories Holguin. A short...

Included
  • Flight
  • Accomodation
  • Transportation
  • Representation

More deals


Explore cuba your way

Tailor made cuba holidays

For those who prefer to travel at their own pace or to explore places not included in the brochure itineraries, we have years of experience at organising tailor-made holidays.

Create the perfect trip with the help of our specialists

Our expert tour consultants will be pleased to suggest ideas to complement your own and to organise the most appropiate programme to suit your interests, time and budget.

Call 0207 644 1600
to speak with our award-winning travel consultants.

If you would like a member of our team to contact you back, please click here Contact us