Bacuranao Beach, Havana . Cuba
- Destination: Havana
- Open: Daily
- Address From: Playas del Este, Havana City. Cuba
Description Beaches: Bacuranao Beach, Havana . Cuba
Playas del Este is a vast littoral about 15 kilometers long, full of white sand beaches surrounded by coconut palms. It stretches from Bacuranao Beach –12 kilometers east of Havana– to Guanabo Beach –27 kilometers east of Havana. Between these two one can find four other beaches: Tarará, El Mégano, Santa María del Mar and Boca Ciega. All of them are excellent options for tourists who want to spend a day at the beach without leaving the capital.
Opposed to other beaches in Cuba where one can only find tourists, Playas del Este is very popular among the habaneros, who can frequently enjoy these warm waters thanks to their closeness to the city.Bacuranao beach is only 12 kilometers away from Havana, it is the first of the Playas del Este. Mainly visited by Cubans.
Probably the great unknown mass, Buracanao Playa is a spectacular stretch of sand for sunbathing. It is near the village of Celimar Alamar town, easily accessible from the Via Blanca (the highway between Havana to Varadero). The waters of the wonderful Buracanao river empties into the sea right here in the western part of the beach.
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Bacuranao Beach is located in Havana
Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.
The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.
The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.
Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.
Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.