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Western Cuba Sights

Caleta Buena

  • Beach–Sight

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


Carretera 3-1-16, Playa Girón, Matanzas Province, Cuba



Sight Details:

  • 6–12 cuc; snorkel equipment rental 3 cuc; diving equipment rental 25 cuc
  • Daily 10–5


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