East Havana Beaches
Some of the best beaches near Havana are located just a short drive from the city centre. You can easily spend a day relaxing at the beach and return to the city for a night out. Alternatively, you can spend the morning exploring Havana and relax at one of the 7 beaches that make up Playas del Este or as known East Havana Beaches. Along a coastline that stretches 30 kilometres to the east of the Cuban capital, you can find white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters called Playas del Este. If you are looking to spend a day at Cuba’s most popular beach resort, be prepared to venture further, but don’t worry, it is still easily reachable.
The Eat Havana Beaches are has seven beaches that could well be considered as a single vast beach. The area, as opposed to Varadero or Cancún, has not been overly developed for real estate or hotels, as it would be expected. However, the area is nonetheless a popular tourist destination, since – during the summer – Havana locals gather here to enjoy the splendid days of sun and the beach of turquoise waters and soft white sand.
Despite the fact, these beaches are extremely worthy of being postcards, and certainly crowded during the summer, the facilities and services in this area are nowhere near those in the resorts in Cayo Coco or Varadero. During the winter, the area is pretty desolate, and even during the peak of summer, it’s likely that most tourists think that the restaurants and hotels do not meet the expected standards for the area. Therefore, this area is perfect for those who hate mainstream tourism. In fact, the Eastern Beaches are the best source of fresh air and beach style in Havana.
Each of the seven beaches that occupies this 9-kilometre-long area has its own particular atmosphere. For instance, Playa Boca Ciega Beach tends to be more frequented by LGBTQ+ couples, and Playa Guanabo is full of stores, a lively nightclub, and private homes. Playa Santa María del Mar, for example, features the most resorts for tourists; meanwhile, Jibacoa and Trópico boast amazing coral seabeds and are perfect for diving.
The seven beaches, from the closest to Havana, are: Playa Bacuranao Beach, Playa Mégano Beach, Playa Santa María del Mar Beach, Playa Boca Ciega Beach, Playa Guanabo Beach, Playa Jibacoa Beach and Playa Trópico Beach.
How to get there:
The best way is to rent a car but, should you prefer to use public transport, you can also hop online 64 bus from La Rampa, and then on the 162 one in Estación Central (Central Station).
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