Santa María beach has excellent tourist facilities which offer services of water sports and recreation for all preferences. Located to the east of the Havana to a few minutes of the urban center is a obligatory route to mitigate the tropical heat. It forms part of the set of beaches of the east, the sea's temperature is a temptation to stay all day under the tropical sunshine which tans and caresses the body.
The area was one of the first resort areas in Cuba, one advantage is the close proximity to beautiful Old Havana. Buses and taxis are available for those who want to go in for a day or an evening. The main hotels in the area are: Atlantico, Sea Club Arenal and Tropicoco. All of them are nice, all inclusive right on the beach. Tropicoco is a more budget place.