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Punta Frances Marine National Park

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Great cruise stop.

Our ship anchored off the park. We had a tender service to the 3km beach, the only people there... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Punta Frances in the South Coast of Isla de La Juventud

Punta Frances in the South Coast of Isla de La Juventud is one of the most amazing places to visit... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
Grand Cayman
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10 Feb 2017
“Great cruise stop.”
23 Oct 2016
“Punta Frances in the South Coast of Isla de La Juventud”
Nueva Gerona 25100, Cuba
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Our ship anchored off the park. We had a tender service to the 3km beach, the only people there being those on the cruise. Idyllic and unspoilt. A few toilets, a small exhibition and one scruffy bar were the only signs that life had reached...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank sleepybexhill
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Punta Frances in the South Coast of Isla de La Juventud is one of the most amazing places to visit and spend a day diving, snorkeling or just relaxing with friends and family. This beach is very similar to VARADERO beach with the difence that...More

Date of experience: November 2015
4  Thank palswaby
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Most amazing Marine Park in Cuba. Recomended for divers. Best diving sites. Home for the Underwater Sea Competitions.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank palswaby
Reviewed 21 February 2016

To get to this beach and the dive spots, it's a slow 1.5 hour, smokey diesel boat ride, but the beach and water are gorgeous. The first dive we did was just okay - nothing remarkable. The 2nd dive which was only to about 40'...More

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank KaikouraAK
Reviewed 12 December 2015

The diving at Punta Frances is quite good by Caribbean standards. Lots of hard coral and some dive sites feature a lot of fish. The boat rides from the marina near the Colony hotel take 90 minutes to arrive at the dive sites though the...More

Date of experience: December 2015
5  Thank packedandready2go
Reviewed 31 July 2015

A National Marine Park located on the Isle of Youth’s south westernmost point. It stands out for its lonesome, attractive landscapes and small beaches protected by coral reef. Coastal slopes and headlands are common. Spanish sunken galleons and myriads of different coral formations offer excellent...More

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank TourGuide-Manager
Reviewed 29 March 2015

We visited this park as part of our cruise around Cuba. It was pristine. Beautiful beach and water. I heard one guy remark about sea weed - well its a national park. There was a lot of sea life - snorkeling was excellent. Walk with...More

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank ttchin
Reviewed 7 February 2015

I think the day to avoid is Sunday as the Cruise liners come through then but the Dive boat goes out at 6am to avoid them so I believe! I think the dive sites are intresting although not crazy with fish life. The coral and...More

Date of experience: January 2015
3  Thank Uncle-Jayo
Reviewed 12 January 2015

We've been to Punta Frances as part of one of our dive days. We dove there and it's very nice, the cueva azul point is one of the best places, deep and beautiful. Also, the beach is completely empty, like a dream - no food,...More

Date of experience: December 2014
4  Thank alalas
Reviewed 19 January 2014

As it is a national park, theres are no hotels, only a ranger station/museum and a few restaurants (which were closed at the time, I was there, so take food and drinks with you) and bathroom facilities. The only possibility to go there is with...More

Date of experience: December 2013
10  Thank Gerti1210
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Response from alalas | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kirandevi, Because the whole area is a national park and well preserved, it's possible to snorkel near the jetty. Also, we dove more or less near the jetty, beautiful places but not swimming distance from the jetty of... More