Heaven on Earth – Cayo Largo, Cuba

As I mentioned in my previous posts we were located in Varadero and from there we went to all our other little adventures.

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This was our transportation to the next destination → Cayo Largo – a small island in Cuba, located in the Caribbean Sea, 176 km south of Varadero.

It was a very short and pleasant flight, about half an hour, but it was quite an experience because I haven’t had a chance to fly in such a small plane before.

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I was so excited, as always when I am traveling by plane, but before we even noticed, we were there.

At the airport we were welcomed by salsa dancers – how cool is that?

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Our shuttle bus waited for us at the airport to take us to Marina. As soon as we arrived to Marina we were ready for a boat ride to Playa Las Iguanas.

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It is an isolated beach where you are literally face to face with iguanas. At start it was a bit weird to walk normally by them (beside weirdness I was a little bit scared, to admit!) but nothing can spoil that moment in the untouched natural beauty.

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I spotted something in the crystal clear water and when I came closer I was surprised by her majesty – starfish.

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My happiness was endless (as you suppose it was my first time holding one, lucky me!). I was so excited that I had to pick one out of the water, but only for a few seconds, because you are not supposed to keep them out of water for too long. That was more than enough to take a few pictures and put them back into the water.

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After a while, it was time to continue to our next stop on this daily trip → snorkeling.

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We all got the mask, snorkel and fins and we were ready to jump into the water. I wish I had photos from snorkeling too, but unfortunately I didn’t have underwater camera. And words cannot describe how beautiful coral reefs were and underwater life. It was aaamazing experience.

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Snorkeling didn’t last long and half an hour later we arrived at Playa Sirena where we first had lunch (included in the price of excursion) and after that we had a few hours to enjoy at the beach.

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At the time we arrived at the beach all the sun beds were already taken, but we didn’t mind putting our beach towels on the powdery white sand under the umbrella made of palm leaves. Huh, tough life!

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Crystal clear turquoise water, pristine white powdery sand beach, sunshine, palm trees – couldn’t ask for anything more at this absolutely fabulous beach.. Or maybe I could.. A cocktail for refreshment, maybe? That was not a problem. At the beach bar you can order whichever cocktail you want.

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We chose Piña coladas and I have to say that it was the most delicious Piña colada (or cocktail in general) I’ve ever had. It was so creamy and tasteful – absolutely yummy.

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There is no doubt that the beach of Varadero is beautiful, but this one is simply breathtaking and certainly one of the most gorgeous I had a chance to visit. Literally like Heaven on Earth.

Even though this excursion was a bit pricey it was definitely worth going. I had such a wonderful time and it was an amazing experience.

Can’t wait to get a chance to go back there..

Thank you Cayo Largo for having us!

 

4 Comments

  1. Boki
    November 9, 2016 / 9:37 am

    I’m speechless!

  2. December 4, 2016 / 10:51 pm

    More fabulous photos. What a spectacular experience for you.

  3. Ivona
    March 10, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    Savrsenstvo,bas raj na zemlji!!! Obicno mi ne drze paznju tekstovi na engleskom,iako sve razumem,nekako me smori,ali ti tako lepo pises da citam i upijam sve kao da je na srpskom! Bas se opustim dok citam i zamisljam sebe u toj avanturi 🙂

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