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Beaches in Cayo Largo

Cayo Largo is home of the most beautiful beaches in the world! The South coastline is a stretch of more than 20 km of gorgeous beaches. All beaches are made of extremely fine white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. You will find at Cayo Largo the whitest and finest sand of Cuba and probably in the whole Caribbean!

NOTE: For those looking for a calm sea should go to Varadero, Cayo Coco or Cayo Guillermo. The sea is quite rough in Cayo Largo!

IMPORTANT: Since fall 2007, all water sports centers of the hotels in Cayo Largo are grouped in a single center located on the beautiful of Playa Sirena.

Note that there is no Clothing Optional beach in Playa Sirena. Punta Mal Tiempo is the best place for people looking for « Au Natural » suntan!

The transportation from the hotels to Playa Sirena is free as well as equipment such as hobby cat, pedal boats, kayaks, etc. This beach is more popular than Playa Paraiso due to its nautical center.

You can walk for hours toward East to Playa Blanca, Playa Los Cocos and Playa Tortuga or west to Playa Paraiso and Playa Sirena.

The most « crowded » beach is in front of the hotels Sol Cayo Largo, Sol Pelicano and Olé Playa Blanca (Playa Lindamar) and at Playa Sirena where excursionists from the main island come regularly to spend the day.

From the Sol Cayo Largo to the west beaches, the beach is almost deserted. It is the same for the East beaches of the hotel Olé Playa Blanca (Playa Blanca, Playa Los Cocos and Playa Tortuga). These are kilometers of virgin and secluded beaches where you will find pelicans and other birds, iguanas, turtles, crabs, and sometimes 1 or 2 happy tourists!

You have to be in good shape to walk to the east end. If you decide to go there, do not forget to bring plenty of water, food, sunscreen lotion and a good hat especially during summer months!

Playa Sirena is the widest and most stable of Cayo Largo. This is the only beach with palm trees. Playa Lindamar is more volatile and can sometimes disappear during high winds or after a hurricane. Before Hurricane Michelle in 2001, The beaches in Cayo Largo were wider and more stable, but it is no longer the case.

To know the status of the beaches of Cayo Largo, visit our discussion forum where tourists returning from their trip, share the status of beaches of this small island.

West beaches (3 km) (info: click the thumbnails below)

Playa Sirena

Playa Paraiso

Punta mal Tiempo

Hotel's beach (5 km)

Playa Lindarena

East beaches (20 km)

Playa Blanca

Playa Los Cocos

Playa Tortuga

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Beaches from West to East ...


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Mal Tiempo

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Sol Cayo Largo
Sol Pelicano
Olé Playa Blanca


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Los Cocos

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