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A 15 minute taxi ride east of Havana brings you to this beach. JoJo (always the agent) is negotiating the rental price of deck chairs while Kip, fully recuperated from his run, checks out the waves.

You can order lunch to be delivered to your table at whatever time you want. And a cerveza or a mojito are never far away.

As you can see the beaches and weather are beautiful. But that night after we'd gotten back to our casa particulare it rained gattos y perros for about an hour.

Cuba does not have a tropical weather pattern - that is, there is no alternating rainy and dry season. Here, it can be sunny for days on end and then thunderstorms for the rest of the week.

Playa Este