Las Brujas is in the Jardines del Rey (King’s Garden) archipelago, part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. ‘El Pedraplen’ A 48-kilometre causeway, joins Cayo Santa Maria to the mainland. “Cayo Las Brujas”, lying off the north coast of Villa Clara province, is 120 kilometers from Santa Clara, adjacent Cayo Santa Maria, is a small island 13 kilometers long.
These cayos are a charming island paradise with clean white sandy beaches, shallow clear water, stunning natural scenery and an abundance of diverse wildlife. Birders particularly like the island, spotting anhingas, seagulls, flamingoes, woodpeckers, hawks and the tocororo, the national bird of Cuba. It’s also home to numerous species of reptiles, amphibious, fish, and mammals.
Divers will find an amazing variety of fish lurking in the coral formations or go trekking on Cayo Santa Maria, Majá, Fragoso, Cobos, Las Brujas, Ensenachos, Español de Adentro, Francés and Las Picúas. And history buffs explore the ancient caves.
It is 1.5 hours drive to the City of Santa Clara - Santa Clara contains the mausoleum for the fallen of the Revolution. Included in this mausoleum is Che Guevara himself. In order to maintain the sanctity of the place, photography inside the mausoleum is strictly prohibited. Also, there are no souvenir-sellers to be found nearby. There is also a Che Guevara museum, as well as a huge square (Plaza de la Revolucion) overlooked by a large statue of Che.