Bibijagua beach, 6 km from Nueva Gerona, is famous for its black sands. These owe their color to the eroding effects of the sea on the marble rocks which are plentiful on the island.
Cayo Largo owes its name to its elongated shape. Around 1494 admiral Christopher Columbus touched upon it during his second voyage to Cuba. It is also linked to the large groups of corsairs and pirates that of old used to roam the Caribbean Sea.
63 km. to the west of Santiago de Cuba and 2 hours by car to Antonio Maceo International Airport, lies Sevilla beach renowned by its brown sands and the mountains that seem to look over it. Its vicinity to a coral reef, that can be seen just by going 50 m. into the sea wearing a snorkel, and Sierra Mar diving center are some of the attractions that make it such a gorgeous, paradisiacal spot.
The beautiful little beach Siboney, can be found about 19 km. from the Santiago city. Having the downtown nearby, the people from Santiago often visit it. It’s a very clean beach, with transparent water, surrounded by coconut trees. It’s an excellent choice for relaxing and enjoying along with local people. The visitor can take lodging in some of the homes of the area. Two diving centers, Sigua and Bucanero, are in this zone.
Dauqiri is located inside the Baconao Park Biosphere Reserve, in a coastal zone to the south, very close to the Sierra Maestra Range. Baconao Park, 80 000 hectares of natural beauties encloses this beach of fine sand and crystal-clear waters surrounded by boulders that grant it great privacy.
Can be found on an inlet west of Baconao Park, where nature grows wild and free. Its fine white sands are surrounded, like most beaches on this coast, by boulders and a thick growth that stretches almost to the seashore. Being so near to Sierra Maestra Range, this beach is enclosed by mountains. The Sierra Mar Diving Center operates next to this area.
Baconao is an small, fine-sanded beach of limpid waters, protected by towering mountains, stretches amidst thick groves almost reaching the shore.
Marea del Portillo, well known because of its black sand, extends over 2 km. It lies 108 km. south of Manzanillo Airport, in Granma. Besides the peculiar coloring of the sand, it also owes its charm to its location within a bay sheltered by the Sierra Maestra mountains and bordered by coconut and palm trees.
500 m. from Marea del Portillo, Granma, is found Cayo Blanco islet, a place with awesome sea bottoms, belonging to an impressive system of sea terraces. It owes its beauty to the combination of sea, plains and mountains of the Sierra Maestra.
Located on Nipe Bay, the biggest in Cuba, this is an enticing paradise for visitors because of its virgin beaches and its exotic flora and fauna. Cayo Saetía spreads over 42 km., is heavily forested (65 % of its area) and possesses 12 little beaches among which El Peñón, Almendra and Gaviota stand out.