Coco and Guillermo Cays are found at 80 kilometers to the North of the capital city of Ciego de Avila, and some four nautical miles from one of the world ́s most important nautical corridors “The Bahamas Old Canal”. These two jewels of the archipelago impress with their greenish-bluish colors and their coralline origin’s sands.
Cayo Coco is 370 square kilometers. It has a virgin environment of unique beauty that combines its twenty-two kilometers of beaches with a great variety of fauna, among which stand out the colonies of pink flamingoes. Cayo Guillermo is much smaller and has a more intimate atmosphere. It has 6 kilometers of beaches of first quality and two magnificent opportunities: approaching the highest strips of dunes in the insular Caribbean and knowing, first hand, one of the sceneries that Nobel Prize Winner Ernest Hemingway referred to with great passion.
Cayo Guillermo 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. 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.