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 10th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 16 snorkeling dives in Cuba.