Paragliding in Canasi-Playa Amarilla, Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Take Off GPS Coordinates:
23°8'45" (23.1459)N; 81°47'50" (81.7975)W
80 m/262.4 ft
Cuba nestles at the crossroads of the Caribbean. Whether you are a nature lover or a culture vulture, it is certain that Cuba will enchant you with its unparalleled beauty. Havana is the capital city of Cuba and the largest one in the Caribbean with many places of historical interest, including castles, museums and cathedrals. The climate here is classified as tropical, with an average temperature of 69.8 °F/ 21 °C in winter and 80.6 °F/ 27 °C in summer.

Canasi-Playa Amarilla is a soaring, flying site that is situated on the north shore of the island. More specifically, it lies between El Fraile and Canasi-Palmarejo paragliding spots. Playa Amarilla is very popular among paragliders, as it offers breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and the green landscape.

The take off altitude is at 80 m/262.4 ft above sea level and the take off point is found at 23°8’45” (23.1459)N; 81°47’50” (81.7975)W. Keep in mind that the landing area is narrow, so you should be very careful. In addition, the optimum wind directions are from the north, northeast and northwest.

The best period to visit Canasi-Playa Amarilla is during spring and summer months and it is suitable for intermediate and advanced pilots. Finally, apart from paragliding, you can also try one of the many other leisure activities and watersports on offer in a short distance from the spot.