Characteristics of the Marea del Portillo Beach
With 2000 meters of extension Marea del Portillo Beach is located at the entrance of the Sierra Maestra Inlet at a distance of approximately 180 kilometers from the city of Santiago de Cuba and only 75 from Bayamo, the provincial capital of Granma. It is characterized by its fine sands but they are of brown color and not white, like the immense majority of those that are scattered in the rest of the Cuban territory.
Hidden in a cove that shelters it, surrounded by mountains, coconut palms and palm trees, is the exotic Marea del Portillo Beach, with pristine waters and amazing black sands, an ideal gift for those who like rare landscapes.
The visitor will enjoy beautiful landscapes made possible by the confluence of the turquoise blue sea and the green of the nearby mountains. There are numerous opportunities for diving and underwater contemplation.
Nearby are the hotels Club Amigo Marea del Portillo and the Hotel Farallon del Caribe.
Marea del Portillo Hotel
The facility has three hotels and 283 rooms of impeccable comfort. They welcome those who prefer the recollection and the privacy of these remote places: Club Amigo Marea del Portillo, complex of three stars category integrated by the hotels Farallon del Caribe, Marea del Portillo and Punta Piedra, all managed by the Cubanacan Group; complemented by an extra-hotel network of gastronomy and night centers.
The climate is delightfully benign for its perfect harmony to be close to the sea and the mountains, making it an ideal place for leisure in interludes with nature, sun and beach.
The beautiful coral reef, nourished with a lot of multicolored fish and aquatic flora. The Great Barrier Reef is a habitat for a large number of species, and it is also possible to find species in danger of extinction. This site a favorite for divers, which is used by the International Diving Center Albacora.
From the Marea del Portillo Hotel, excursions are organized to different tourist destinations of Eastern Cuba, such as the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Virgin of the Charity of Copper or the cities of Santiago de Cuba, Bayamo and Manzanillo.
The offerings include the enjoyment of the beach together with tours on boats, cars, motorcycles, bicycles or horses, to visit historic sites, waterfalls and even a peasant farm. The visitor will be able to enter by ecological footpaths, to bathe in rivers, to visit the neighboring keys or to practice nautical sports.