Getting to Playa Larga is rather simple, especially if you Rent a car in Cuba. There are also various excursions from Varadero and Havana which include the Cienaga de Zapata National Park and Playa Larga in the same trip. This article focuses on those of you who have decided to rent a car in Havana, Varadero or Cienfuegos and offers distances from these three locations to Playa Larga.
Visitors to Playa Larga should also remember that when visiting this area, especially from Havana or Varadero, adding into your trip Guama, Playa Giron, Bay of Pigs and Cienfuegos in the same trip is easy and very doable in a one day jaunt. However, if you decide to overnight at Hotel Playa Larga or one of our Casa Particulares, then you will have much more time to fully appreciate this astounding area of Cuba.
Distances from major Cuban tourist destinations
- Varadero to Playa Larga 105 km (65 miles)
- Havana to Playa Larga 140 km (87 miles)
- Cienfuegos to Playa Larga 181 km (112 miles)
Places to visit from Playa Larga which are easy & close by.
- Playa Larga to Jaguey Grande 30 km (19 miles)
- Playa Larga to Playa Giron 34 km (21 miles)
- Playa Larga to Colon 78 km (48 miles)
- Playa Larga to Guama 29 km (18 miles)
A Casa Particular in Playa Larga or homestay in Playa Larga Beach area or just outside Playa Larga but within the Montemar national Park in the Zapata Peninsula will ensure you experience both the wonders of Playa Larga’s amazing beach culture, immersed in one-on-one contact with your Cuban hosts. Learn about Playa Larga’s rich history and surrounding areas like Guama, Giron and Ecotourism area of Cienaga de Zapata, together with true Cuban hospitality. The owners of your casa particular in Playa Larga speak fluent English and have a profound knowledge of the city and its many sights. Any questions you wish to ask will be answered instantly by the Cuban family you are staying with. Some of our casa particulares also offer meals and drinks, meaning you’ll get to try some authentic Cuban food also.
Here is a list of just a few Casa Particulares in Playa Larga which can be reserved online through us.
Looking to visit Playa Larga and the Zapata Peninsula national park? A self drive Cuban rent a car is a perfect solution. We have some incredible Car rental offers to allow you to visit Playa Larga, Guama, Giron, Bay of Pigs and many other areas all a short distance from Playa Larga. Book an economic car or even the latest sport convertible models. We also offer 7 and 9 seat minivans to visit Playa Larga Cuba, especially for larger groups or families. Booking your Cuba Car Hire in advance is crucial to your trip and, by checking our rates and availability you’ll be able to find the car to suit your budget and ensure it is ready and waiting on the exact day and time you choose.
Book your car to visit Playa Larga with Havanautos, CubaCAR, REX or Via Rent a Car now to avoid setbacks or pointless unplanned costs while you’re in Cuba.
Our exclusive Cuba-One-Way® program also caters for those of you who wish to collect your Cuban rent a car in say Playa Larga and return it in another city, ensuring that your exact itinerary starting from Playa Larga is organized in advance.
If you’d prefer a “one-price” offer, we have our FlexiDrive® Road Trip program. It includes both a rental car and hotel voucher to visit any hotel across Cuba within the program, drive at your own pace, without making forward bookings of more than 24 hours in advance and ensuring absolute freedom to discover our beautiful country. The FlexiDrive® package is available from 7 to 30 days, you decide the duration!
Hotel Playa Larga is an economical place to stay located on a million dollar beach. Yes, if you believe in the Location-Location adage for hotels then the Hotel Playa Larga ticks every box. The pristine white sand beach is to die for. The uncluttered beach area will have you felling that you’re the only person in the world who knew about Playa Larga. A far cry from Varadero, where each square meter of sand is commandeered by yet another tourist, Playa Larga is the perfect venue the “forget it all” attitude.
But it’s not all about the beach, bird-watchers love the Cienaga de Zapata biosphere reserve. Military enthusiasts visit the Bay of Pigs and Giron in their droves and, finally, there is something for those who enjoy diving & snorkeling.
The Hotel Playa Larga’s reception area & on-site restaurant are directly on the beach, so you can simply step outside to witness the most impressive views along with the cool ocean breeze.
For some odd reason the hotel has its own swimming pool. This seems strange based upon the fact that the sea is almost always empty due to the fact that only you and a few other guests are staying on the whole 2km beach. Our hotel offers organized activities such as hiking, bird-watching & volleyball on the beach. The area is also ideal for snorkeling & scuba diving with particularly impressive cave diving just a few meters from the shore.
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Our booking process is unique because it shows the best rate from all of these for Playa Larga hotel in Matanzas and the types of rooms available. Our Playa Larga Matanzas rate comparison is an industry first for Cuban Hotels.
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Playa Larga Matanzas Cuba Mobile phone network coverage is very good these days. Some areas of Playa Larga may offer limited coverage which includes remote beaches just off Giron but overall it’s good. Unless you use a US mobile operator it’s more than likely that you will be able to use roaming in Playa Larga but this can be expensive. Staying connected in Cuba at a better rate will mean obtaining a Cuba SIM Card throughout your stay. Using cell phones in Cuba and Playa Larga is then much like anywhere else in the world where you can purchase Cubacel prepaid SIM card and use this anywhere in Cuba. You can purchase these prepaid Cuba SIM cards at the offices below and also recharge the phone with credit at these locations. Also, many hotels and stores in Playa Larga offer prepaid recharge cards should you need to do this on the go. If you have a credit card there are often Cubacel double recharge offers but to obtain these you will need to go on the internet as they are never available directly at Cubacel Offices in Playa Larga Cuba.
GPRS, Mobile Internet & 3G connections can also be used in Playa Larga Cuba. Cuba offers mobile internet to cell phone users with almost 100% national coverage but, this is more expensive than you are accustomed to and the network can be slower in Playa Larga Cuba than other countries.
If you decide to take your own mobile phone to Playa Larga Cuba, please be aware that it will need to be unlocked and operate on the 900 to 1800 MHz GSM frequency. Almost all mobile phones produced since 2005 are quad band and as such will work but, please check your owner manual to avoid disappointment.
The following offices offer both local Cuban SIM cards and mobile recharges. The closest is actually in Playa Larga while other larger offices are in the town of Cienfuegos which is 119 km (74 miles) away.
CubaCEL Comercial Office – Playa Larga – Carretera Buenaventura, Entronque Playa Larga
Telepunto de Cienfuegos (WiFi & Internet) – Calle 31 e/ 54 y 56, Cienfuegos
Centro Multiservicios del Boulevard Av. 54 e/ 35 y 37, Cienfuegos
Centro Multiservicios de Aguada de Pasajeros – Maceo No. 66 e/ Agüero y Panchito Pérez, Aguada de Pasajeros
Etecsa Comercial Office Cruces – Esquerra No. 707 e/ Padre las Casas y Pepe Alemán, Cruces
Etecsa Comercial Office Cumanayagua – Cienfuegos e/ Orlando Gómez y Paraíso, Cumanayagua
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