Monday, January 30, 2012

CAYO COCO & CAYO GUILLERMO CUBA

Cayo Coco Cuba & Cayo Guillermo
 CAYO COCO CUBA
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 GUILLERMO 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 PIRATES
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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