Playa Coral Snorkeling

The 11th most popular snorkel dive spot in Cuba.

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East of Havana and west of Varadero, the snorkeling at Playa Coral has a reef formation known for its stag staghorn coral and elkhorn coral. While snorkeling Playa Coral, you may encounter cornetfish, trumpetfish, blue chromis, basslets and parrotfish among the sea fans and coral.

This shore-accessed and boat-accessed snorkeling dive site is located about 20km to the west of Varadero within the Zona de Carbonara. The Zona de Carbonara is a 2km long reef running parallel to shore. The water depths from shore run to 25 feet deep.

To reach the snorkeling on Cuba, fly into Havana Jose Marti International Airport located on the northwest side of the island. There is another smaller airport nearby called Aeropuerto Santa Marta.

Overall, Playa Coral is the 11th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 18 snorkeling dives in Cuba.


Local Contact(s):  Cuban Tourist Board +1 (416) 362-0700 (Canada)

Recommended Book:  "Best Dives Snorkeling Adventures" from Joyce Huber

Best Season:  Dec. - Feb.

Luxury Loding:  Hotel Occidental Allegro Varadero; Hotel Villa Gran Caribe Tortuga; Hotel Villa Cuba Resort

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Playa Coral Snorkeling Review

GPS:  23.088882, -81.449473

Date Published:  12/28/2011

Date Updated:  12/4/2016

ID:  24564

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