We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Coral Beach

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Varadero, Cuba
Today
09:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 842 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 193
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Snorkelling fun

There is lots of coral but it's not very colourful. We did see quite a few fish. There was a fair amount of seaweed/kelp floating around

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Natalie M
Add Photo Write a Review

842 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 402: English reviews
Level Contributor
45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is lots of coral but it's not very colourful. We did see quite a few fish. There was a fair amount of seaweed/kelp floating around

Helpful?
Thank Natalie M
Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We rented scooters to travel to Coral Beach. We ended up at a place with a rock sign stating "Coral Beach". It is difficult to get into the water at this location. About 500 meters east is another Coral Beach that is more accessible and is set up for tourists.

Helpful?
Thank Bridgette444
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very sad to see a coral reef that is slowly dying. The only time where we seen a big plentiful amount of fish surrounding you is where the photographer gives fish food. When snorkeling around you mostly see the bleached coral with not a lot of diverse fish, never seen any star fish or any vibrant colours. It's a small... More 

Helpful?
Thank cutefishy101
Brandon, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place for snorkeling, lots of fish to see. Not very good for somebody with bad ankles & legs, very rocky. A bit of a beach would have been nice.

Helpful?
Thank Sharon G
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went there on a windy day, also with a group. Did see some fish. you may want to bring your own gears if you have them.

Helpful?
Thank Jian S
Redington Beach, FL
Level Contributor
57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on a tour. Everyone said it was incredible snorkeling, but it was just ok. It is very shallow in some places so you have to pay attention to where you're going. We had some on our tour that weren't good at snorkeling so they kept running into others. There are some very nice coral, but not a... More 

Helpful?
Thank ggswell
Saskatchewan
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall a lovely outing. I've not snorkeled off shore before so it was a bit crowded getting everyone into their fins and into the water. Guides were extremely helpful - especially Alfredo and his daughter. Unfortunately the crowding didn't dissipate once we were in the water. Trying to keep a large group in single/double file is difficult. Best part? Amazing... More 

Helpful?
Thank SunnyinSaskatchewan
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

took a snorkel tour with my family through Varadiving. Here you can snorkel right of the beach no boat needed. the water was warm and very clear all the better to see the beautiful coral and colorful tropical fish.

Helpful?
Thank lacubana01
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The day we were here, the beach was mostly empty. We shore-dived in our scuba equipment, passing underneath some snorkellers and waving at each other. The coral was very beautiful, although there was some areas that it had been broken. There were a few places along the beach to stay out of the shade, and a few places to change... More 

Helpful?
Thank ChrisofCalgary
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are traveling with a first time diver this is a great place to take them as it is not to deep and there is plenty to see.

Helpful?
Thank earthforce01

Travellers who viewed Coral Beach also viewed

Varadero, Matanzas Province
Varadero, Matanzas Province
 
Varadero, Matanzas Province
Varadero, Matanzas Province
 

Been to Coral Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Coral Beach and other visitors
44 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (44)

Questions? Get answers from Coral Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?