Santa Maria

Below Cojimar whole journey is next to the sea shore, which is contemplated during the whole journey. The first beach that is is Bacuranao, crossed by the river of the same name. As a curiosity it should be noted that in both rivers are small towers or fortresses, which were built by the Spaniards to protect the nascent city of Havana against the attack from Corsairs and pirates, as it happened in 1762 when the British under the command of admirals Albemarle and Pocock occupied Havana and kept it for nine months. Next to Bacuranao lies Beach Tarara, whose small river forms a small recess similar to a small estuary known locally as El Itabo. Follow beaches Santa Maria del Mar, Venetian, Boca Ciega (through which passes the river of the same name) and, finally, Guanabo and Brisas del Mar, latter being the best known of all. Actually it is a single, very long beach with different names. These beaches have as a general feature that are guarded southward by the aforementioned elevations, which makes it interesting that to reach them is to take the road known as the Via Blanca, which communicates Ciudad de La Habana with massacres, the Athens of Cuba, city next to the Bay of the same name. Only through four intersections can be reached from the white road to these beaches by bus and cars: the first is next to Playa Tarara, the second in Boca Ciega, the third after the Restaurant cat green, in the 462 Street (the one that descends toward the sea, staggered crossing a system of terraces in origin, dark blue, similar to that of the G Street in el Vedado, which distinguishes between four of these formations until arriving to the malecon habanero), and fourth in the 506 Street, at the point known as La Conchita. A really beautiful show is stopped from any high point of these elevations, especially at almost 100 m after passing the 462 Street, next to the Algafluid viewpoint.