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Cuba’s Three Greatest Beaches

Cuba’s Three Greatest Beaches

Most people, understandably, think of the vibrant capital city of Havana when they think of Cuba, but there is much more to this island than this. It is also a Caribbean country that boasts some of the most beautiful and inviting beaches in the entire world. These are the type of places that you thought only existed on postcards and there is nothing quite like relaxing on one of these beaches with a good book and a rum cocktail.

There are many wonderful beaches to choose from, but these are the three best in all of Cuba when on vacation. When you book with specialists like Cuba Holidays, you can find affordable trips that will show you these spectacular beaches.

Playa Pilar

Cayo Guillermo is a hidden paradise located on the Jardines del Rey archipelago on the northern coast of Cuba. It features 4km of stunning beaches that are usually almost deserted, ensuring that this is an ideal spot for some peace and quiet. Playa Pilar is the pick of the bunch with inviting blue waters and pristine sand. This was a favourite retreat of Ernest Hemingway and is even named after his yacht.

Varadero

Unquestionably the most famous beach in Cuba, this is also the most beautiful. Although it is very popular, its sheer size (almost 25km!) ensures that you can always find a quiet, relaxing and scenic spot. Varadero features turquoise waters, golden sand and palm trees swaying in the wind, plus it is also near dozens of hotels and restaurants (who have set up due to the idyllic setting). Varadero is also conveniently located just a two-hour coach journey from Havana on Cuba’s northern coast.

 

Playa Flamenco

Cayo Coco is famous for its incredible beaches which boast sparkling blue waters that contrast against the white sand. There are other 13 miles of shore to choose from, which include three huge beaches to the north which are packed full of all-inclusive resorts. Playa Flamenco is much more peaceful and nearly two miles long. In addition to chilling out and soaking up the sun, you could also look out for the colourful starfish in the waters or even swim out and do a bit of snorkelling.

Cuba has many amazing beaches to choose from and each with their own distinct atmosphere and characteristics, but the above three are the country’s greatest. Anybody that enjoys the ocean and relaxing in the sun will adore these beaches and immediately feel very peaceful when they arrive. Whether it is a stroll along the coast, relaxing with a book or paddling in the waters, Cuba boasts some of the finest beaches in the entire world.

Best places to retire

Best places to retire

Everyone reach this age when they have enough of busy commute to work, children are old enough to feed themselves and levels of energy makes them crave more of a peaceful lie down on the beach or a park than an adventure. This is the time when they look through leaflets and check online for over 65 travel insurance reviews. Those lucky ones with enough savings to pack their bags and move abroad research their potential retirement destinations. Here is a list of the most popular retirement spots for the British seniors.

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Malta

As one of the smallest states in the world, Malta is also one of the most densely populated countries on earth – for good reason, too. With more than 3,100 hours of sunshine a year, an average temperature of 19C and English as a first language for most people, it’s no surprise that many British citizens flock to the Mediterranean archipelago.

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Portugal

Portugal is famed for its rich history, good health care and wonderful weather. Sharing time zones with the UK, pensioners will also find it remarkably cheap to live here. For example, it’s around three times cheaper to buy property in Portugal than in France. It also has the third largest European expat community after Spain and France.

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Spain

Spain has the largest expat community in Europe and it is believed to have the lowest crime rate. With beautiful cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, the rolling countryside of Catalonia, historic UNESCO – protected areas like Toledo and islands including Tenerife, Ibiza and Menorca, there’s plenty of choice to set up a retirement nest.

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Greece

While the economic crisis remains dire, this country continues to offer a relaxed lifestyle for many who have managed to save for their retirement. Greece offers great weather, readily available health care and a low crime rate.

Greece

5 Popular Cruises from the UK

5 Popular Cruises from the UK

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Music lovers should make the most of cheap flights to Amsterdam

Music lovers should make the most of cheap flights to Amsterdam

"grachtenfestival"For music lovers from all nations of the world, nothing beats the chance to hear some of the finest sounds amid the most beautiful surroundings. In the summer months, many of the globe’s most familiar cities offer audiences the opportunity to combine sights and tunes in some truly iconic locations, and a significant proportion of fans would undoubtedly claim Amsterdam’s spectacular Grachten festival to be the finest of them all. Continue reading “Music lovers should make the most of cheap flights to Amsterdam” »

The best things about Australia

The best things about Australia

"Great Ocean Road & Twelve Apostoles"Australia is called ‘the lucky country’ for its abundance of raw materials, sunshine, and natural wonders. Although too young to offer historical treasures, it has begun to celebrate the Aboriginal culture, including its rock art, while still clinging to its image as a country of settlers. There are many things about Australia that people who live there or just visit this vast country cherish the most. Continue reading “The best things about Australia” »