"Santa Lucia, Nuevitas, Camaguey" Santa Lucía by jkarlos

Santa Lucía Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 27 photos

As natural as it gets!!

About one hour away from the capital city of Camaguey in the northern municiplity of Nuevitas is Santa Lucia, one of the most beautiful beaches in the area home to the second largest coral reef in the entire world, second to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. I often hear people complain about the sea weed. What else can you expect from people that only know and understand about concrete, glass, metal and dry wall? Doesn't smog, noice and poisonous food bother you? Anyway, if you come here you better go snorkelling; lots and lots of colourful fish and corals. Scuba diving sort of person? Well, reef shark feeding sounds like a great experience to me!

Touching the sky!

The flying boat is another option to appreciate the beauty of this place. Don't miss it if you can afford it!! Last time I checked it was 45 CUC (Cuban Convertible Pesos), for 15 minutes. It seems like a lot of money to me, but it's worth the price after all!

Shark Feeding

Believe it or not there hasn't been any shark attack in the area that locals here can recall. However there was an incident in which a diver got accidentally bitten in one arm while feeding a caribbean reef shark. He (the diver) was moving the prey back and forth and around!! Hmm!Please don't blame it on the poor shark for biting his arm instead of the prey. If you give it a try just remember sharks are wild animals, not as dangerous as we sometimes believe, and just like our dogs sometimes they don't mean to harm us. So, keep your eyes open at all times!!
In my last visit to Santa Lucia I personally spoke with the diver and his arm was getting better after a few operations.

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  • Pros:Nice, quiet and plenty of beach!
  • Last visit to Santa Lucía: Dec 2005
  • Intro Updated Jan 18, 2006
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