Cayo Coco is a dream island in the province of Ciego de Avila -the fourth largest island of Cuba, part of the Archipelago of Camagüey -and without doubts it is one of the most paradisiacal places in Cuba and the whole world. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean, in the northern coast of Cuba, in the north area of Ciego de Avila, being formed by numerous keys, among which Cayo Roman, the biggest in Cuba, Cayo Coco, Cayo Cruz, Cayo Guajaba, Cayo Sabinal and Cayo Guillermo. Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo are among the biggest tourist areas in Cuba, being some of the most stunning places here. Mild climate, unspoiled beaches with a beauty hard to describe, well-developed fishing areas, excellent diving and a great range of water sports make it a must-see destination if you come to Cuba.
It is connected to the main island by a 20-kilometer man-made road. You can arrive here either by air or sea; by car, the view is simply breathtaking, admiring the seascape that opens up and the island’s rich vegetation and groups of flamingos. The luxuriant vegetation on Cayo Coco makes it a paradise location for everyone. The fauna and flora are simply exceptional. The inner part of the island is a complete wilderness, away from the crowds, and is inhabited by many birds, among which pelicans, flamingos and “Coco” snow-birds, from which the name of this island was born. Cayo Coco Island hosts the largest flamingo colony in the world and is considered a cultural heritage site.
The island offers the perfect environment for relaxing, diving, romantic breaks, and exploring interesting places. You can admire the beauty of coral reefs, snow-white sand beaches and the perfect transparency of the sea. Cayo Coco is the absolute paradise for divers, who come here from all around the world. There are countless beaches stretching on more than 26 kilometers to the north. Among these, it is said that Beach Pilar was preferred by the famous writer Ernest Hemingway. Other beaches such as La Hawley, Los Flamencos and Las Colorados are ideal for water tourism.
Besides, the island provides all modern comforts and facilities here. All the big hotels in the country have at least a hotel in one of these two areas, build with the greatest respect to natural environment and existent ecosystems. You can accommodate yourself in Melia Cayo Coco, Sol Cayo Coco, Tryp Cayo Coco, NH Krystal Laguna Villas & Resort and Cayo Coco Blau Colonial and many others.
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