written in collaboration with GOLDFISH (3 spots)
Caleta Buena is located approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers) southeast of Playa Girón. From this city, head east on the coastal road. It is possible to rent bikes (5$/day) or scooters (25$/day) in Playa Girón. Admission to the beach is CUC$15 and includes lunch buffet and open bar.
On the rocky edge of the cove, you will spot several small ladders where you can easily enter the water.
Caleta Buena forms a very little cove that you can explore in its entirety. Begin by exploring the rocky drop-offs surrounding the bay (6-14ft/2-4m), where bluehead wrasse and small groups of sergeant major find shelter. Be careful, because there are a lot of sea urchins in the area, and the sea bed is stony.
Snorkeler at Caleta Buena © credit photo Goldfish
At the center of the bay, the water is deeper (14-20ft/4-6m). The seabed is sandy, interspersed with rocks, seafans, and small groups of hard and soft corals. In this area, you will easily spot blue tang, stoplight parrotfish, and several species of butterflyfish.
Caleta Buena is completely sheltered, and the visibility is generally excellent. There are sometimes a lot of visitors to the spot, so watch out for other snorkelers and for people who have fun jumping into the water from the rocks above the cove.
Restaurants and accommodation
There are no hotels near Caleta Buena, but a range of accommodation is available in Playa Giron, 5 miles (8 kilometers) from here.
Snorkeling Report gives the most precise tips possible about the snorkeling spots and potential dangers, but each one of us is responsible for our own safety in the water. For more information, take a look at the snorkeling safety page. If you want to add extra information or make any corrections to the spot descriptions, please contact us.
Level of difficultyBeginner
Maximum depth18ft (6m)
Water entranceEasy, from ladders
Potential DangersUsual precautions
Access costsCUC$15, including lunch/drinks
Public toilets & showersYes