A short distance east of the city of Santiago de Cuba on the island’s southern Caribbean coastline, Playa Damajayabo is an uncrowded virgin beach comprising greyish sand and smooth pebbles. On its sands natural shade is cast by the trees and plant cover which edge the beach. This slips gently into rich blue waters arching across a wide bay.
Surrounded by low hills with little signs of a human presence, Playa Damajayabo has rocks at either end of its 400 metre length, which provide a habitat for all manner of marine species while leaving plenty of space for those looking to cool off with a swim among the incoming waves.
As a virgin beach, visitors to Playa Damajayabo should not expect any facilities, and should bring refreshments such as chilled bottles of water with them to avoid having to return to Santiago de Cuba earlier than planned. On the plus side, Playa Damajayabo is easily accessible thanks to a car park immediately beside its sands.
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