Monday, February 11, 2013

Cayo Coco Cuba Attractions

Pilar Beach in Cayo Coco

Attractions in Cayo Coco Cuba

Cayo Coco is the better known of the two cays, probably due to its earlier development. The best-known Cayo Coco beaches are Playa Larga and Playa Colorada; Playa Los Flamencos, a few kilometers west, is a slightly more isolated and quieter beach, and beyond this is Playa Prohibida. Together, they're among the most stellar beaches to be found in all of Cuba. In the interior of the cay are lagoons and marshlands, havens for the local bird and animal populations Cayo Guillermo is connected to Cayo Coco by a 15km (9-mil e) pedraplén. Cayo Guillermo beaches (Playa El Paso, Playa del Medio, and Playa Larga) are every bit as spectacular as those on Cayo Coco; in fact, at low tide, the crystal-clear waters are so shallow that you can comfortably wade out several hundred meters, making them preferable to the beaches on Cayo Coco for many guests. The landscape is very similar to Cayo Coco, but Guillermo boasts the most spectacular beach of either cay, and perhaps the entire northern coastline: Playa Pilar, long ago explored by Ernest Hemingway and today a popular day trip for hotel guests on both cays.

Friday, December 14, 2012


Cayo Coco Beach  In Cuba
Cayo Coco Beach in Cuba is considered one of the purest white sand beaches in all Cuba. Referred to as the swimming pool of the Caribbean due to its amazing transparent water and golden white sand.
On par with Varadero Beach yet much more secluded and located in the north center keys of Cuba just south of Key west Florida.
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Monday, January 30, 2012


Cayo Coco Cuba & Cayo Guillermo
Cayo Coco or Coco Key is a secret island located in the central north coast of Cuba that is world famous for its stunningly pure white sand beaches and luxurious all inclusive resorts. Cayo Coco Cuba lies within the Cuban province of Ciego de Ávila and is part of a chain of islands called Jardines del Rey or The King's Gardens. Cayo Coco is close to the town of Morón which is a real Cuban hotspot for wild beautiful women which received it name for the white ibis flowers which are  locally called the Coco or coconut birds. Cayo Coco is an island with an area of 370 km2, the second largest Cuban island in size after its neighbor Cayo Romano with its 465 km2. They are all part of Cuba's island treasure referred to as El Jardines del Rey and which itself is part of a larger archipelago called El Sabana-Camaguey Cuba.
Cayo Coco has a sweet little island next door called Cayo Guillermo which is located west of Cayo Coco and is considered baby sister of Cayo Coco. It has an area of 13km square. Both islands are located North of Cuba on the Atlantic Ocean which has by far the Best beaches in all of Cuba and possibly the sexiest beaches in the world. Cayo Coco and the Jardin del Rey Islands are best known for its many kilometers of pristine white sand beaches of blue green water. The sea is calm, shallow and crystal clear waters of a beautiful turquoise blue with some green sprinkled throughout. Cayo Coco is an oasis  paradise of pure peace for Eco-nature lovers, beach and couples that want to relax. There are currently ten resorts on the island of Cayo Coco for a total of 3,000 rooms with many more under construction
Cayo Coco Hotels in Cuba
Cayo Coco Hotels
  • Hotel NH Krystal Laguna Villas & Resort NH hoteles
  • Hotel Iberostar Cayo Coco originally El Senador
  • Hotel Marina of Cayo Guillermo.
  • Hotel Blue Bay Cayo Coco
  • Hotel Los Balcones Blue Diamond Hotels and Resorts
  • Hotel Blue Bay Cayo Coco is now Memories Caribe Beach Resort. Diamond Club which includes many amenities.
Cayo Coco is a Eco-tourist lovers dream with almost eighty-five percent of Cayo Coco area covered with lush vegetation with over 200 species of birdsand a huge family of over 35,000 pink flamingos. Cuba's Cayo Jardines Del Rey archipelago has its own international airport, which is located on Cayo Coco island and is connected to the main island of Cuba by 27 kms long causeway built by the Cuban tourism ministry over the sea.

Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo have long been used as a secret hideout by Pirates and Buccaneers in the early colonial period. The island was home to a small settlement of spainish fishermen and charcoal producers untilthe freshwater supply was exhausted and the market for charcoal ended with the spread of electrification after the Cuban Revolution. A causeway was built to the Cuban mainland in 1988, beginning the era of resort construction. The first resort, Guitart Cayo Coco (now the Blau Colonial), opened in 1993. The causeway linking the cay to the mainland is 27 km long. The construction caused concern among environmentalists as it disturbed the tidal flow and thus life-cycle of waterlife. Despite fears, the wild flamingos still live in the shallow waters and can often be seen from the causeway although not as often as before the construction. A number of gaps were subsequently created in the causeway to restore water flow.
Cayo Coco in Cuba.
Cayo Coco Beach   Wikipedia
Jardines Del Rey
Jardines Del Rey archipelago still has wild with swamps and wild cattle, the islands boast about a dozen large international hotels spread out. Cayo Coco Beaches are very good and the massive coral reef off the north coast attracts divers from around the world. Resorts in the area include NH Krystal Laguna Villas & Resort (formerly El Senador), Melia Cayo Coco, Gaviota Playa Coco, Blau Colonial Cayo Coco, Tryp Cayo Coco, Sol Cayo Coco and the new Blue Bay Cayo Coco.

Cayo Coco is linked by a short causeway to Cayo Guillermo to the west and by another short causeway to Cayo Romano to the east. The island has its own international airport, the Jardines del Rey Airport . Since 1999 Cuban tourists can fly directly in to the Cayo Coco airport rather than to an airport in Camaguey. An earlier airport, the Cayo Coco Airport has been reclaimed as a small natural park called Parque Natural El Baga.  Be certain to visit Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo and the Jardines Del Rey while visiting Cuba. You will feel like your in the Garden of Kings.
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Monday, January 31, 2011


Cayo Coco Beach in Cuba

 Cayo Coco Vacations All inclusive

All-inclusive Cayo Coco vacations offer stunning Cuban beaches, warm Caribbean waters, sunshine, and serenity. Apart from the all-inclusive Cayo Coco vacation resorts, there is little else on the island, located off the northern coast of Cuba, to be explored apart from the natural beauty of this paradise-like destination. Cayo Coco vacations are simply built around the comforts of an all-inclusive resort, and the natural beauty of this beach-lover's paradise. Whereas many sun destinations feature opportunities to discover new and interesting cultural delights, all-inclusive Cayo Coco vacations present the opportunity to discover the outstanding aquatic life beneath the beautiful surrounding waters. Avid divers, snorkelers, and anyone in need of pure relaxation will definitely appreciate an all-inclusive Cayo Coco package holiday.
Cayo Coco in Cuba.Image via WikipediaGetting to an all-inclusive Cayo Coco vacation resort is much easier in recent years, as flights to mainland Cuba are no longer necessary – there is an airport in Cayo Coco, right on the island. Once there, tourists will appreciate the large, sprawling, all-inclusive Cayo Coco vacation resorts. All-inclusive Cayo Coco vacation hotels are typically low to 5-storey structures on big properties, beautifully manicured to include transplanted palm trees that are not typical of the surrounding mangrove. All of the Cayo Coco vacation resorts are all-inclusive, and offer fantastic value. In larger resorts, single occupancy supplement is low, making Cayo Coco a great destination for singles as well as couples, families, and real beach lovers.  
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Friday, April 16, 2010



In addition to the natural beauty offered by Cayo Coco’s beaches and lagoons, there are a number of activities to enjoy at the tourist resorts. The Melia Cayo Coco presents shows every night, accompanied by animators who ensure that all the guests are involved. Next door, a nightclub puts on events for people from all the nearby resorts. The resorts also boast world-class restaurants, with cuisine from all over the world.
Day trips are also a great idea from Cayo Coco. One of the most interesting is a sugar mill visit, where tourists can opt for a speed boat ride across one of the fresh water lakes and through a mangrove swamp on their way to a tour of one of the local sugar mills. Other attractions to see along the way include a visit to a crocodile farm, a traditional meal surrounded by palm trees, and a steam train ride through the cane fields.

Cayo Coco’s barrier reef is the second largest in the world, and an incredible sight to see. Snorkelling excursions are a great way to enjoy this underwater wonder, taking visitors right up to the fish, coral, and underwater plants. Snorkelling can also be enjoyed in the fresh water lakes, allowing you to see different varieties of the region’s colourful fish species.
One of the most interesting things to see is back on the mainland. Cuba’s largest lake, the Laguna de Leche, or Lake of Milk, has a white, milky appearance due to underwater lime deposits.

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Friday, May 1, 2009



Description: Enormously attractive, this site combines big gorgonians, sponges in variegated shapes and colors, large snappers (Lutjanus sp.), groupers (Epinephelus sp.), stingrays (Dasyatis sp.) and eagle rays (Aetobatus narinari). Quite often, reef sharks (Carcharhinus sp.) and nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum) roam the area.

Description: This zone has a very irregular bottom, with small caves, crevices and tunnels, large gorgonians and sea fans forming a massive boulder populated by schools of curious tarpon (Megalops atlantica), big parrot fish (Scarus sp.), queen angelfish (Holocanthus ciliaris),angelfish (Pomacanthus sp.) and a great variety of tiny coral fish.

Description: The coral bottom here is interrupted by sandy stretches. The biggest attraction is the presence of great barracudas (Sphyraena barracuda), several species of turtles, stingrays (Dasyatis sp.), and schools of grunts (Haemulon sp.), schoolmaster (Lutjanus apodus) and other coral fish species.

Description: A zone formed by large rocks of coral origin communicating through narrow passages at their base in which reef sharks (Carcharhinus sp.) make their way. There are also numerous groupers (Ephinephelus sp.), snappers (Lutianus sp.), several species of barjacks (Caranx ruber), horse-eyejacks (Caranx latus) and many medium-size coral fish.
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Beaches, fauna, flora and an unspoiled environment in this isolated nook protected from the hectic world. Endemic tropical nature close to the Bahamas Channel, and an excellent hotel facility built like an old Spanish town, guarantee full enjoyment with no buts about it.

The coral reef, at a depth of 10-30 meters and over 10 km long, has such an abundance of fish that dives might believe they are in an aquarium. This site is practically unmatched in the world. Large shoals Of tarpon (Megalops atlantica), jacks (Trachynotus sp.), spadefish (Chartodipterus faber), big snappers (Lutianus sp.), groupers (Epinephelus sp.), sharks and barracudas provide a special attraction to the diving activities the Coco Diving Center has in store just for you.
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