The ” Beaches of the East ” are to approximately 20 kilometres from the historical center of the Havana.
Each one has his characteristics and captivations. In them you can find villas, hotels, housings and housings, both for foreigners and for Cuban.
Between them it is necessary to stand out in order, from the nearest one to the most distant: Tarará, Mégano, Santa Maria del Mar, Boca Ciega and Guanabo.
To them it comes near for the White Route that goes from Havana up to the city of Matanzas.
One can accede to the beaches of this in bus. East goes out of Central Park and there has a cost of approximately 5 cuc going and return. In taxi, the price is agreed and for approximately 20 ó 25 cuc i/v it is possible to come, stay there once with the taxi driver in order that he gathers you at a certain hour. And in almendrones, that are ancient cars that the Cuban is in the habit of using to move for being cheaper.
It is a residential private zone that was created at the end of the 40s in a place favoured to the shore of the river with the same name and that possesses a beach of white sands and crystalline waters of color turquoise.
It is a tourist villa that possesses several villas, hotel areas and mall. In her nautical sports can be practised and I dive.
It is the nearest one to the Havana and this one is considered to be the best of the beaches of. This does that his access is limited and more expensive
To accede to this complex you will have to spend a control in which you have to show, so much your passport as that of the taxi driver who is going to enter you. In this access you have option to choose only beach or swimming pool and beach.
If you choose only beach it will cost 5 to you cuc for person of that you will be able to consume 4 cuc. In her you will have a small ranchón where you will be able to drink and to eat.
If you choose swimming pool they are 12 cuc of that you consume 9, if badly I do not remember or 15 cuc every Saturday of which you consume 12 cuc.
In any case it is not expensive, since, unlike the Havana, that the cheapest national beer costs you in a place 1,65 cuc, here you pay 1 cuc. And to eat is cheap if you compare it with other beaches, even with many sites of the Havana.
It is the second one of the beaches. Also of white sands and you water down turquoises, account with a small area of beach. The hotel Villa Mégano is to 100m.
Even it does little this beach it had a small ranchón near the beach and was not very frequented. Now, on the occasion of the protection of the dunes, the ranchón has disappeared, as many tourist infrastructure. Now only you have hammocks and a few small parasols.
To eat you have a restaurant that already existed some time ago and it does not stay very far. The prices … the menus in the stalls are not in the habit of being reduction sales and if you go late it is possible that you have little where to choose.
Santa María del Mar
It is the beach most known and crowded. In her both tourists and Cuban mix. It possesses vegetation and crystalline water, besides his white sand.
It possesses 3 kilometres of beach up to Boca Ciega. If you want more tranquility you do not have any more than to walk for her up to finding a calmer zone and that is not so saturated.
It does not have residential zone, only any isolated housings and possesses several hotel facilities.
It consists of kilometre and a half of coast. There are no hotel facilities.
With 5 kilometres of coast it happens to be the biggest of the beaches of the East.
It does not possess hotel facilities, but if housings deprived for the tourists, also it possesses commercial and recreative facilities.
From the Bar Viewing-point Bellomonte can meet the whole beach.