Head north to the Sabana-Camagüey archipelago, once the refuge of pirates, where you will find intimate beaches tucked into beautiful coastal scenery. Close by is Santa Lucía, protected by the longest coral reef in the western hemisphere.
Escape to this gorgeous, unspoiled coral key lined with mangroves, marshes and lagoons and watch clouds of butterflies flutter above the lush landscape. Be sure to spend an afternoon at Playa Los Pinos, a standout amid the key’s many beaches, located 22 km from the town of Nuevitas.
Playa Santa Lucía
Bask in the sun and shimmering golden-white sand at this 21-km stretch of beach, bathed by warm turquoise waters. Its long coral reef is home to a surprising variety of marine life. Santa Lucia’s inland ecosystem is well preserved, allowing flocks of roseate flamingos to thrive here.