Paragliding in El Fraile, Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Take Off GPS Coordinates:
23°8'47" (23.1466)N; 81°52'9" (81.8693)W
Skill Level:
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.

El Fraile is the most visited paragliding site in Havana, due to its close proximity to the capital. It is located on the north shore of the island, close to Canasi flying spot. It is considered to be an excellent location for pilots with no previous experience, to practice touch and go and top landing.

The take off altitude is at 41 m/134.5 ft above sea level and the take off point is found at 23°8’47” (23.1466)N; 81°52’9″ (81.8693)W. There is a large area about 200 m/656 ft wide, where you can launch and land safely. The best wind directions are from the north and northeast. In addition, the ideal period to visit El Fraile is during spring and early summer months.

Do not miss the opportunity to live this unique experience and enjoy great panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and the green landscape. Finally, apart from flying through the air, you can also try one of the many other leisure activities and watersports on offer in a short distance from the site.