Playa Giron or Giron beach is a white sand beach and village on the east bank of the Bahia de Cochinos or Bay of Pigs. This previously unknown sleepy village shot to notoriety in 1961 because of the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion. Today life at Playa Giron is laid back, with little recollection of the ill-fated battle that took place. However, a museum was erected to remember Cuba’s fallen heroes and is extremely popular with both United States and international citizens who can remember the news reports and battle first-hand.
Beyond the infamy of the battle site, Playa Giron is a beautiful beach resort offering numerous nautical activities such as; diving, snorkeling and catamaran sailing. The laid back Giron village is one of Cuba’s most authentic little towns. The townsfolk have been at the center of attention since 1961, whether in the news or receiving visitors, the people of Giron are both hospitable and helpful.
Since the liberation of Cuba’s self employment sector in 2012 there have been a number of excellent paladar restaurants opening in the area. It makes Playa Giron either a nice place to stopover for lunch on the beach or a place to stay without a hotel meal plan. Quite literally, the restaurant options available here since early 2013 mean that you could eat-out each night, and at a different paladar, without too much problem. Eating freshly caught lobster or a Cuban Shrimp Enchilada is as easy as sitting down at one of the amazing beach front private restaurants and perusing the menu.
Staying at Playa Giron also got much easier. Now with over 20 Casa Particulares in Playa Giron, many right on the beach, finding an authentic place to stay is extremely easy. Or, why not check out our selection of all Hotels in the Playa Giron area.
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Hotel Playa Giron is located right on the oceanfront, guaranteeing its guests the most prime beach resort location. Due to its unique location, Hotel Playa Giron is an ideal spot for snorkeling, diving or those who enjoy the beach and pristine white sands of Cuba.
Situated in the Zapata peninsula just 2 hours from Varadero, the hotel Playa Giron is a popular destination for divers, with crystal clear waters and colorful coral reefs along with several explored shipwrecks.
The Hotel Cubanacan Playa Giron hotel consists of separate single storey chalets which provide a comfortable place for guests to relax and unwind. The bars & restaurants at the Hotel Playa Giron offer all-inclusive food & drink with ample fresh fish & meat. Guests can also eat & drink for free at Caleta Buena, a short bus ride away, which provides fabulous snorkeling & diving areas.
The Hotel Playa Giron complex provides good evening entertainment, delivered with enthusiasm & a big smile by the dedicated staff. The daytime activities are generally based around water sports with sea-cycles available, while equipment for diving & snorkeling can be inexpensively hired. There is also is plenty to do nearby, including the Bay of Pigs museum & the ruins of a military installation.
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Our exclusive Cuba-One-Way® program also caters for those of you who wish to collect your Cuban rent a car in say Playa Giron and return it in another city, ensuring that your exact itinerary starting from Playa Giron is organized in advance.
If you’d prefer a “one-price” offer, we have our FlexiDrive® Road Trip program. It includes both a rental car and hotel voucher to visit any hotel across Cuba within the program, drive at your own pace, without making forward bookings of more than 24 hours in advance and ensuring absolute freedom to discover our beautiful country. The FlexiDrive® package is available from 7 to 30 days, you decide the duration!
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Once you have booked your flight to Playa Giron Cuba, you can conveniently book your hotel, car rental or any other service on this one website, we are also available on our chat system should you need any personal help with your travel to Cuba or to coordinate your whole trip to Playa Giron. We also offer VIP arrival services, airport transfers and much more, just ask us on our chat system and well coordinate your whole trip for you!
A Casa Particular in Playa Giron or home stay in Playa Giron City Center or just outside Playa Giron will ensure you experience both the wonders of Playa Giron’s amazing culture, immersed in one-on-one contact with your Cuban hosts while visiting the mythical Bay of Pigs Museum, Playa Larga or the Cienaga de Zapata national park. Learn about Playa Giron’s rich history, together with true Cuban hospitality. The owners of your casa particular in Playa Giron speak fluent English and have a profound knowledge of the city and its many sights. Any questions you wish to ask will be answered instantly by the Cuban family you are staying with. Some of our casa particulares also offer meals and drinks, meaning you’ll get to try some authentic Cuban food also.
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Playa Giron Cuba Mobile phone network coverage is very good these days. Some areas of Playa Giron may offer limited coverage but overall it’s good. Unless you use a US mobile operator it’s more than likely that you will be able to use roaming in Playa Giron but this can be expensive. Staying connected in Cuba at a better rate will mean obtaining a Cuba SIM Card throughout your stay. Using cell phones in Cuba and Playa Giron is then much like anywhere else in the world where you can purchase Cubacel prepaid SIM card and use this anywhere in Cuba. You can purchase these prepaid Cuba SIM cards at the offices below and also recharge the phone with credit at these locations. Also, many hotels and stores in Playa Giron offer prepaid recharge cards should you need to do this on the go. If you have a credit card there are often Cubacel double recharge offers but to obtain these you will need to go on the internet as they are never available directly at Cubacel Offices in Playa Giron Cuba.
GPRS, Mobile Internet & 3G connections can also be used in Playa Giron Cuba. Cuba offers mobile internet to cell phone users with almost 100% national coverage but, this is more expensive than you are accustomed to and the network can be slower in Playa Giron Cuba than other countries.
If you decide to take your own mobile phone to Playa Giron Cuba, please be aware that it will need to be unlocked and operate on the 900 to 1800 MHz GSM frequency. Almost all mobile phones produced since 2005 are quad band and as such will work but, please check your owner manual to avoid disappointment.
The closest CubaCEL offices to Playa Giron are in Cienfuegos
Cienfuegos Main CubaCEL Office – Calle 43 No. 5802, entre 58 y 60, Cienfuegos
Cienfuegos Cell phone Recharge & Mobile Centers
Cienfuegos Inmobiliaria Reina del Sur, Avenida 12 esquina 41 , Reparto Punta Gorda, Cienfuegos From Monday to Friday 8:30AM to 4:00PM, Saturday 8:30AM to 11:00AM
Cuba Hotels by province is offered exclusively from the Cuba Playa Giron team at Travelucion. Browse Cuban hotels by category, price or read Cuba Hotel Reviews. Travelucion also offers independent reviews on over 400 Casa particular in Cuba all accessible from the links below and conveniently situated in each Cuban province.
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The nearest major airport to Playa Giron is Jaime González Airport Cienfuegos (CFG / MUCF). This airport has international and domestic flights and is 36 km from the center of Playa Giron, Cuba.
Another major airport is Abel Santamaría Airport Santa Clara (SNU / MUSC), which has international and domestic flights from Santa Clara, Cuba and is 112 km from Giron, Cuba.