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Playa Santa Lucia is located on the central coast of Cuba, about 110 km north of Camaguey. Santa Lucia is known for scuba diving due to the impressive coral reef surrounding most of the island of Cuba.
The weather in Santa Lucia is extremely warm year-round due to its tropical climate. This climate brings two main weather seasons, the wet season, and the dry season. The best months to visit Santa Lucia are November, December, January, February, March, and April.
Playa Santa Lucia is located on the central coast of Cuba, about 110 km north of Camaguey. Santa Lucia is known for scuba diving due to the impressive coral reef surrounding most of the island of Cuba. Kite surfing is a popular activity here due to the winds that blow towards the island from the north.
Playa Santa Lucia has about 20 km of silky white sand beaches lapped by the turquoise foamy surf of the Caribbean Sea.
To the west is the small fishing town of La Boca which is a small fishing village offering a relaxing atmosphere for fishing or lounging on the beach. The Ignacio Agramonte International Airport is the closest international airport, about 85 km away from Santa Lucia. The Joaquin de Aquero Airport is a small regional airport in Playa Santa Lucia with one runway allowing small planes to fly to and from other areas of Cuba.
The weather in Santa Lucia is extremely warm year-round due to its tropical climate. This climate brings two main weather seasons, the wet season, and the dry season. Most of the rainfall received in Santa Lucia falls during the wet season, with the rainiest months being May and June. The variance in temperature between summer and winter is only about 5°C, but winters feel much more comfortable due to the low humidity and extremely limited rainfall during the dry season encompassing the winter months.
The best months to visit Santa Lucia are November, December, January, February, March, and April. During these months, the temperatures will be comfortable and warm, with an almost non-existent chance of hurricanes. Taking all factors into consideration, February is the most ideal month to travel to Santa Lucia when looking at average temperature, rainfall, and number of sunny days.
The Gran Club Santa Lucia is the top-rated resort in Playa Santa Lucia. This all-inclusive resort is located directly on the beach and is surrounded by lush, tropical gardens, giving guests here a sense of privacy. There is a selection of standard rooms and suites, all with air-conditioning, a private balcony or patio and a mini bar. Four restaurants serve a variety of cuisines, including Cuban favorites, while a snack bar and four bars ensure that guests always have access to a cocktail or snack throughout the property.
The Club Amigo Caracol is a fabulous family-friendly beach resort in Playa Santa Lucia. This resort has micro-suites that are comfortably outfitted with private bathrooms, televisions, refrigerators, blackout curtains, a private balcony, and air conditioning. Access to the pristine beach, Kids’ Clubs, windsurfing lessons, evening activities, and special themed dinners are included with stays at this resort.
Catamaran cruises to the nearby island of Cayo Sabinal are a popular excursion for guests staying in Santa Lucia. Snorkeling and scuba diving are the activities of choice along the coral reef. Cuba has the largest marine reserve in the Caribbean and is home to sea urchins, colorful crabs, stony coral, starfish, and sea fans.
In nearby Camaguey, guests can get a taste of Cuban history. The Parque Ignacio Agramonte is in the center of the city and is the perfect place to begin taking in the colonial architecture of the city. Other plazas boasting picturesque streets lined with sculptures and benches can be found through Camaguey including Plaza del Carmen, and Plaza San Juan de Dios. Many plazas have churches with strikingly ornate architecture framing the doors and windows. Walking theses streets soaked in old-world charm is an ideal way to spend a day away from the water.
Coco Beach is a favorite beach with tourists and locals alike due to it being a little quieter and more laid back than the beaches closer to the large resorts. A small restaurant sits on Coco Beach serving fresh food and cold drinks to guests.
The Mortera shipwreck is a popular scuba diving destination when visiting Santa Lucia. After being discarded from military service, the Mortera was used as a cargo ship until it crashed into an English cargo ship and sunk. Now, divers from around the world dive to the wreckage which is now home to groups of bull sharks.
Santa Lucia and nearby Camaguey offer the perfect mix of sun and sand with history and culture, just waiting to be enjoyed. With Trip Support’s “book now pay later vacation” option, you can reserve your vacation with a down payment, followed by installments over time. There are no checks to your credit and never a penny of interest charged on your balance. Visit www.tripsupport.ca today to begin making plans to see all that this area of Cuba has to offer!
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