The Bay of Pigs
After Trinidad we decided to not see another touristic city in Cuba but go to another beach and check out some more diving areas. That´s why we drove to the Bay of Pigs. Playa Giron – at the Bay of Pigs – is a normal, not really beautiful village. There is a governmental hotel, many casas and a few restaurants (but eating in the casas is a good option here). People come here either for relaxing, snorkeling or diving. Our casa was 20 CUC/ night, 5 CUC for a very rich breakfast (perfect for diving) and 8 CUC for dinner (vegetarian should be cheaper).
- Don´t go diving with the dive school at Hotel Playa Giron, take the bus to Caleta Buena or to Bahia de los Pesces, there are also diving schools, less divers, more relaxed
- The beach right in front of the Hotel is not nice, because of the big wavebreaker. If you go a bit more northeast you´ll get to another nice beach, there is nothing but a nice bar with beer, fruites, coconuts, plus nice swimming.