Snorkeling at Playa Larga

Snorkeling at Playa Larga

Cuba
Cuba

When Is the Best Time

Playa Larga one of our favourite destinations in Cuba. The village has it's own pace and lovely residents. The sea is breathtaking for snorkeling. The best time is the dry season roughly from November to April. The morning often offers a calm sea which makes snorkeling easier, especially for beginners towards the afternoon the sea becomes rougher. 

Usually, you experience pleasant weather during the dry season from November until April. May and June are worth a try, showers occur but still no hurricanes. Definitely avoid July until October IMO, it's the rainy season, and there is a higher chance for hurricanes.

Avoiding Crowds 

July and August are the Cuban summer holidays, and it gets crowded in general. However, it is hot, and the humidity is high because of the high amount of rain. Usually, Playa Larga itself isn't that busy at all. There are casa particulares - private accommodations only, not even one big hotel!

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Location and Tips

Playa Larga
Cuba
Cuba

Best months to visit Playa Larga are November/December through April. The reef at Playa Larga is close to the shore. Having a rental car is a big advantage to discover beautiful snorkel spots by yourself. There are snorkel signs close to the road. Our favourite place is called Los Pinos. It's not far from Playa Larga to Giron, known as the Invasión de Playa Girón or Bay of Pigs Invasion.

We enjoyed the atmosphere at Playa Larga a lot. For us the best place in Cuba which you shouldn't miss. I recommend a stay at least for three or four nights. Be sure to check out the amazing Zapata National Park close to Playa Larga as well.

Comments

Rene North Rhine

Also good destination for diving. Combine Playa Larga with Cueva de los Peces.

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Micha Herber-Bleich
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