Main characteristics of Santa Lucía Beach.
This sun and beach tourist destination is located in the town of the same name that belongs to the northern zone of the province of Camagüey.
It has more than 20 kilometers of beaches, which makes it almost on a par with Varadero in terms of the length of its beaches. bathroom areas.
To get to this natural area is by road, if you leave from the city of Camagüey it is approximately 109 km and from the municipality Nuevitas about 68 km.
It belongs to an important tourist pole in the area and has options for underwater activities and local accommodation.
Attractions of Playa Santa Lucía.
The transparent waters combined with white sands and the typical Caribbean sun make bathing in the sea one of the main attractions of this site.
But Santa Lucía Beach also has a remarkable barrier of coral reefs, valued as the second largest on the planet after that of Australia.
This barrier reef extends from Varadero to Camagüey, and between 200 and 1,500 meters from the shore of the beach, the water meets the corals, giving the visual sensation that there is another shore there.
Santa Lucía Beach is a place with beautiful seabeds, so it is generally visited by lovers of underwater activities, especially diving and surface fishing, promoted by the Shark’s Friends International Diving Center based in that area.
About 35 dive sites offer divers the chance to see some of the remains of sunken ships. For the more daring, baths with sharks are also organized.
Another of the virtues of Saint Lucia is having preserved the largest population of pink flamingos in the Caribbean in its surroundings and nearby keys.
Flora and fauna of Santa Lucía beach.
The area where Playa Santa Lucía is located has a flora very similar to that of the Caribbean beaches where caletas grapes, beach sweet potatoes, casuarinas and coconut palms occupy a large space in the place.
The most common animals in that area are seagulls, pelicans, iguanas and flamingos. In the marine part you can find several species of fish such as parrots, clowns and lobsters.
Accommodation on the Beach.
In this area of natural attractions there are several places where visitors can stay, among the main hotel facilities in the area are Brisas Santa Lucía (****), Hotel Santa Lucía (***), Hotel Club Amigo Caracol (***), Club Amigo Mayanabo (***), Roc Star Lucia (***) and Isla Azul Villa Tararaco (**).