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Caleta Buena

Caleta Buena Review

At Caleta Buena, 9 km (6 mi) east of Playa Girón, the sea has formed a series of natural pools by entering through underwater caves. The bottom of sponge and coral is a polychromatic marvel, as are the many tropical fish. A 25-meter (83-foot) tunnel through the limestone leads out to the sea, for well-prepared and -equipped divers. The on-site restaurant is open until 5 and specializes in shrimp and lobster. If you're having lunch here (the buffet is 10 cuc), the $12 admission is waived. If you are coming after lunch, a two-hour visit from 3 to 5 costs $6. In spring, be prepared for the dead land crabs that cover the roads, and the accompanying vultures.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Carretera 3-1-16, Playa Girón, Matanzas Province
  • Phone: 45/59–5589
  • Cost: 6–12 cuc; snorkel equipment rental 3 cuc; diving equipment rental 25 cuc
  • Hours: Daily 10–5
  • Location: Playa Girón

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