Beaches in Cayo Ensenachos
The island of Cayo Ensenachos is divided into two sectors, Playa Megano east and Playa Ensenachos west (near the Gran Village Suite). The beaches are located about one kilometer from the « Pedraplen » causeway and are the access is restricted to the customers of the hotel Iberostar Ensenachos.
The sand is white and fine. They are considered as the most beautiful beaches in Cuba. In fact, Cayo Ensenachos is one of the best places in Cuba that we had the chance to visit. All lovers of Cayo Ensenachos will tell you the same. It is a paradise!
There are several umbrellas « palapas » and beach chairs. Have a good supply of sunscreen for your walks in the sun, although the beaches are only a kilometer long. The sea is calm, and the flag is green all year! Your package includes beach towels and non-motorized water sports. Please note that Playa Ensenachos is quieter than Playa Megano (especially near the beach restaurant where music can disturb people). If you want to relax on Playa Megano, you may consider moving a little away the services.
You can relax « Au Natural » in the sun at the end of Playa Ensenachos but not in front of the hotel area. Click HERE to learn more about the clothing optional beach in Cayo Ensenachos.
The two sectors of the island
With a length of 1.33 km it is the longest beach in Cayo Ensenachos. It is oriented east-west, or along the way to the Grand Village at the west end of Cayo Ensenachos. Note that there are no bungalows along most of Playa Ensenachos as you can see on this aerial photo I took in summer 2010.
With a length of 1.00 km, it is oriented North-South. This is the beach nearest the hotel zone of Cayo Ensenachos (Park & Spa). Note that there are no ocean view rooms at the Iberostar Ensenachos. Park's sector is the closest to the beach (120-150 m) and Spa Section (300 to 450 meters).
Located between the two beaches, this is the place where you could do snorkel before construction of the hotel. Click HERE to see photos of this sector before the construction of the hotel. You can rent snorkeling equipment for free (one hour per day).
Please note that the old nautical club located in the private sector the Grand Village Suites has been converted to a bar and beach restaurant « Ranchón ».