Bibijagua Beach, Isla de la Juventud. Cuba
- Destination: Isla de la Juventud
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- Address From: Isla de la Juventud, Archipiegalo de los Canarreos. Cuba
Description Beaches: Bibijagua Beach, Isla de la Juventud. Cuba
Bibijagua beach, 6 km from Nueva Gerona, is famous for its black sands. These owe their color to the eroding effects of the sea on the marble rocks which are plentiful on the island. The beach is inhabited by a community of Cayman Islanders and a colony of Japanese residents.Young people migrated to this place searching for fortune, even some American citizens who settled down there and formed families of their own. The beach can be reached by road and three of its sections are worth special mention: the one favored by Cubans (considered by many as the best), one marked out for tourists (run by Gaviota S.A.) and the one that houses
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Bibijagua Beach is located in Isla de la Juventud
Also called "the island of a thousand names" because of the many names it has had since Christopher Columbus discovered it and called it La Evangelista. The Indians called it Camargo, Guanaja and Siguanea. Governor Diego Velazquez called it Santiago.
Others have called it Treasure Island (because it was where Robert Louis Stevenson set his famous novel); Cotorras (Parrot) Island, because of the abundance of parrots there; and the Isle of Pines. In the 1970s, because of the many schools in the countryside that were built there, its name was officially changed to Isle of Youth.
It is the second largest island in the Cuban archipelago (2,357 square km. - 910 square miles). Its many attractions include the Punta Frances National Marine Park, Bibijagua Beach, the Los Indios-San Felipe Natural Preserve, the pictographs in Punta del Este caves, the Colony International Scuba-Diving Center, El Abra Farm and the "Model" Prison.
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beach of Bibijagua
In the northeastern portion the beach of Bibijagua, of attractive black sands, constitutes a place of a lot of interest near which there are two important museums: El Presidio Modelo, a unique penitentiary of its type in America, and in which kept prison the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro; and the farm El Abra, declared National Monument and very linked to the Cuban Apostle's life, José Martí.