Is it worth it going to Cayo Blanco when in Cuba?
Cayo Blanco. One of the trips recommended when in Varadero, besides Havana, is Cayo Blanco. Being a desert island of warm waters, the trip there is almost irrecusable. At least we didn’t even consider the chance of not going.
Thus, the trip is made by catamaran and it takes approximately one hour from Varadero. When in the sea the boat stops in the high sea in an area where the depth is 4 meters and you can see corals and fish. I need to tell you that I am very bad at snorkeling, but the feeling of seeing the seabed is still breathtaking.
The sand is white and fine, the sun kisses the skin languidly, there is coconut water, lobster and guava juice.
Still, on the boat, we can choose whether, apart from the lunch included in the price and served on the island, we want to taste the lobster or not. It costs 15 CUCs (as I explained in the Instagram stories, Latin American countries usually have two official currencies: one from the own country and the other the dollar.) However, because of the embargo between Cuba and the United States of America, the Cuban government decided to create the CUC – convertible peso – for tourists. 1 CUC is equivalent to approximately 1 Dollar and the currency circulates in the country parallel to the Cuban peso).
Arriving in Cayo Blanco, well, it’s paradise. The water is even more crystalline and even hotter than in Varadero. Actually, it looks like we’re in a natural pool. The sand is white and fine, the sun kisses the skin languidly, there are coconut water, lobster and guava juice. And there is that peace that only those who live without rush knows.
So, yes: if you go to Cuba you need to go to Cayo Blanco. The tour costs around 70 euros and includes lunch.
Have you ever been to Cayo Blanco?