Since Playa Larga is the name of a small resort-free community at the end of the Bay of Pigs as well as its main beach, the sands are sometimes also known as Playa de Playa Larga. Beyond the slightly unusual nomenclature, Playa Larga provides visitors with plenty of space, being nearly a mile in length.
Its position deep within the bay ensures it remains sheltered, with calm waves most of the year. The proximity of beachfront properties may put off those looking for a more secluded day at the coast, but does mean there are no shortage of facilities.
Water sports are a regular offering at Playa Larga. Snorkelling on the bay’s coral reef, scuba diving, and fishing excursions are all possible. As the gateway to Cienaga de Zapata National Park, the beach provides the opportunity to explore one of Cuba’s largest wilderness areas too.
As one of Cuba’s top budget-friendly beaches, Playa Larga can get busy during the summer months, when it can also suffer from people leaving behind litter.
- Diving & snorkelling
- Good fishing
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