After spending 5 exciting and busy days in Havana we were ready for something more peaceful. I had booked our next casa in Playa Larga in advance of our trip, so we didn’t have to worry about accommodation.
A few days prior to us leaving our Havana casa owner Marie booked us a shared taxi (a colectivo) down to Playa Larga. There was some issue with the number of people who were apparently booked for this trip, but after that was resolved we set off. However, within one hour of this 3 hour trip, our colectivo stopped on the motorway behind another taxi. At first we thought we were picking up the 2 passengers, so we all got ready to squish together; it turned out that we were all transferring to this taxi (a new people carrier with aircon!), as the original vehicle had apparently developed some issues.
So, after an eventful start to the trip down to Playa Larga we arrived with no further issues. The moment we stepped onto the veranda of the casa and saw the view we knew we had found our paradise for this trip!
The owners, Tony and Osmara, were fabulous hosts and couldnt’ have done more for us. As Playa Larga is a small town, options for eating out are limited, and our casa offered not just breakfast but also evening meals, which we gladly agreed to (and what a great choice this was – the food was wonderful!).
All our meals were taken on the veranda which looks straight out to the sea.
Playa Larga’s main beach was just a few steps away, as you can see from the photos. However, we used the little cove just across from our room to get in and out of the water. Due to the fact that we were not located immediately on the beach our stay was a very quiet and relaxed one, which was exactly what was needed after the hustle and bustle of Havana.