Santa Lucia and Camagüey: Beach and culture
Camagüey is the oldest town in Central Cuba, and an excellent excursion into the history of this proud country. Playa Santa Lucia is one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. Nestled nicely in Cuba’s curve, its waters are warm, calm and perfect for wading, swimming and more. Ignacio Agramonte International Airport, named after the man who drafted the first Cuban constitution, offers easy access to the area.
Things to do on Playa Santa Lucia
Thanks to clear-blue waters and colourful coral reefs, Playa Santa Lucia has over 35 different diving sites. Travellers can also enjoy watersports like kite-surfing, an adrenalin-filled activity that combines surfing with the speed of the wind. Sailing in the calm waters is popular, as is body surfing and long boarding on very calm days—something normally reserved for lakes. The area’s hotels are located right on the beach, so visitors can either walk out back and get active or stay on the patio and watch it all go down.
Visit the city of Camagüey
This preserved piece of Cuban history charms visitors with its winding cobblestone streets, colourful architecture and eye-catching local art. Plaza del Carmen is a popular destination with amazing statues that make a perfect backdrop for pictures and an interesting place to learn about Cuban history.
Terracotta pots known as tinajones, used to catch rainwater and keep it fresh for later use, are visible on almost every street in the city. Small or large, ornate or plain, these pots have become a charming symbol of Camagüey and a testament to Cuba’s long-standing commitment to conservation.