Cuba, one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the Caribbean region, offers a wide range of attractions that provide a unique offer to thousands of visitors who bet on the Island to spend their vacations. Cuba's exuberant nature, centuries-old traditions and history go hand in hand throughout the island's 110,000 square kilometers and nearly 5,800 kilometers of coasts, including 600 kilometers of excellent Cuban beaches.
The Cuban beaches, combined with the island's tropical climate, fine sand and crystal-clear warm waters, form part of an offer that vacationers cannot refuse.
Although the average temperature in the island is 24.6 degrees Celsius (76.2 degrees Fahrenheit), the excellent Cuban beaches are a unique attraction for visitors.
Even in the capital, full of charms that characterize a city that is nearly five centuries old, escapes from the influences of Cuban beaches, since the so-called Blue Circuit is located to the east, with more than 15 kilometers of white-sand beaches of excellent quality, especially the area known as Santa María del Mar.
In the neighboring province of Havana, Jibacoa beach stands out, due to the peculiar characteristics of the landscape, where its calm waters are surrounded by hills that are up to 100 meters high and run parallel to the coast, giving the place a pleasant sense of privacy.
In western Cuba, the world-famous resort of Varadero shares 22 kilometers of Cuban beaches in the Hicacos Peninsula, becoming a favorite spot for those seeking white sand and crystal-clear waters.
However, not everything is the color of snow, there are black-sand beaches, such as the beautiful Bibijagua Beach, on the Isle of Youth, or the brown-sand beach of Marea del Portillo, in eastern Granma province.
In the central part of the Caribbean island, the Ancón Peninsula boasts one of the best Cuban beaches on the southern coast, with an irregular seabed inhabited by large colonies of black coral.
In Villa Clara, Cayo Santa María's excellent beaches, concentrated in barely 13 square kilometers, are ready for the enjoyment of the most demanding tourists.
Some experts consider Santa Lucía - in eastern Camagüey province - the hidden Eden and one of the best beaches in the world, with cream sand and facilities to practice all kinds of nautical activities.
A singular touch is provided by a huge coral barrier (regarded by many experts as the second largest in the world), which protects the beach and runs for 400 kilometers parallel to Cayo Sabinal, Cayo Guajaba, Cayo Romano and Cayo Cruz.
In Jardines del Rey, one of Cuba's major tourist regions, 30 kilometers of virgin Cuban beaches await vacationers on Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo.
In eastern Cuba, Holguín has an excellent location, especially in Bariay, the place where Admiral Christopher Columbus landed in 1492, and other well-known Cuban beaches such as Guardalavaca, Esmeralda and Pesquero.