Ok, let's first discuss whether or not US Citizens can visit Cuba. The answer is, Yes! However, there are some specific requirements to make this happen. Most recent visitors have been via cruise ships and have done so under the "People to People" category of visas. That has recently been abolished and we are no longer able to travel under this category. However, there are a total of 11 other categories for which travel can happen. As a US Citizen the legal travel to Cuba can now be done via the "Support for the Cuban People" category.
Visiting under this category, it requires a Visa (not the credit card), and we will recommend visiting with a touring operator. There is also a Certificate of Legal Cuba Travel which is in compliance with the US Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)-this is usually given from the tour operator.
Other requirements that must be met to travel with the aforementioned Visa. Specific stipulation of where you stay, businesses you visit, etc. We know these requirements and are happy to help you navigate all the necessary paperwork, for this amazing destination. Read on about the gorgeous beaches found in Cuba. And, if you're interested in visiting, contact us.
The Best Beaches in Cuba
Vacationers from all around the world flock to this beautiful Caribbean island for the warm beautiful weather. Beaches in Cuba are simply magnificent! The warm climate and turquoise waters invite tourists throughout the year. Cuba has plenty of fantastic beach resorts where you can kick back and relax, while enjoying a delicious mojito.
Here are five great Cuban beaches to consider visiting on your next trip to Cuba.
Varadero Beach is the most famous beach, and one of the largest resort areas in Cuba. Best known as a tourist resort town, with more than 20 km of white sandy beaches. Beach guests have access to multiple hotels and resorts to enjoy. Tourists can enjoy yoga, dance exercises, and even cooking classes, which are provided by many of the resorts. Varadero beach has cultural, historical and environmental attractions in the vicinity, such as the cities of Matanzas and Cárdenas, the Zapata Peninsula and the resort of San Miguel de Los Baños. If you aren't interested in all of this you can also explore the beautiful encompassing territories and discover so much in the beautiful outdoors of Varadero beach.
Playa Ancon is a beautiful tourist beach that is near many seaside resorts. Here the coral rocks are ideal for rummaging for conch shells. Around seven miles toward the north, is where you'll locate the little Spanish frontier town of Trinidad. In Trinidad, you'll be able to see where the cobblestone lanes and structures which have been saved from the 1800's.
Cayos Coco and Guillermo
The shallow water in Cayos Coco and Guillermo are perfect for those who enjoy water sports such as kayaking, cruising, and windsurfing. It's an ideal place to kick back with a drink and enjoy a nice sunny day.
In Guardalavaca merchants around the city sell many different crafts, purses, and assortments that are great to bring back home as a souvenir. Beaches in Guardalavaca include Guardalavaca Beach, Playa Esmeralda, Don Lino and Bahia de Naranjo. This stretch of shoreline is surrounded by beautiful resorts which are perfect for anyone who would like to explore multiple beaches in Cuba.
This shoreline lies on the western end of Cayo Largo. Playa Sirena is a little island that is off the nation's southeastern drift. Those searching for an adventure have a chance to go swimming with dolphins on the shoreline. This beautiful beach is great for families who are looking for a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy!
These places sound amazing right? Don't hesitate to reach out, we're happy to answer your questions and help you decide if this is the right vacation for you.