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Camaguey, Cuba

 

Santa Lucia Beach is relatively isolated on Cuba’s Atlantic north coast, on the northern coast of Camagüey Province, near Nuevitas bay , in the east-central part of Cuba, around 550 km from Havana.
 
Santa Lucia beach is a popular budget holiday destination for scuba diving lovers and for those looking for a peaceful place to rest. This natural heaven offers all the charms of nature, with its quietness only broken by the flamingos and seagulls. Perfectly transparent waters bathe a 21 km long strip of soft white sand, inviting visitors to swim, indulge in nautical sports, take a pleasant walk or go for a dive. 
 
Offshore, there is the largest coral reef in the country and presumably the second largest in the world. As close as 200 meters from the shore, it is possible to dive into a fascinating world of 50 species of corals, 200 species of sponges, near 500 species of tropical fish and the remains of at least 27 sunken ships. Some are from the period when America's gold was taken to Spain and some others ended in the bottom of the sea during World War II.
 
Santa Lucía beach combines excellent beaches, diving sites and water sports with neighbor attractions, such as the city of Camagüey, full of history, culture and a peculiar splendor; Cayo Sabinal, which is another jewel, once the refuge of pirates; the lush Cubitas Mountains; home to some wonderful wildlife, stunning scenery and an amazing 300+ species of plants, among other nearby appealing sites.

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