Jardines del Rey Cayos & Beaches
The Islands Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo and Cayo Paredon Grande are also belonging to Ciego de Avila Province, very touristic but beautiful islands…if you want to have the local experience of Cuba, skip this Island, if you want to sea the most beautiful beaches and relax in the Cuban sun....go there. An exceptional scenario for all nautical sports
Las Coloradas, Playa Larga and El Paso are outstanding beaches. In Flamencos Beach (Flamingo beach) they also offer horse rides. Pilar beach, located in the most privileged sector of Key Guillermo, is an example of the supreme of the tropic. It is at the foot of one of the highest sand dunes in the insular Caribbean (15 meters above the sea level).
Very special to see is the largest lake of Cuba "Laguna de la Leche" (the lake of milk) the name is because of the clay bottom creates the color of the water, it is a favorite spotfor water sports.
The cayos (see below) have scenery of amazing tropical beauty, where the lush natural vegetation and man-made comforts combine to create a unique setting that is perfect both for those who love adventure and for those who seak peace and quiet.
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(143 square miles, 370 km in size) has over 13 and a half miles (22 km) of fine white sandy beaches bathed by turquoise water protected by coral reefs.
Ninety percent of its territory is covered with vegetation (mainly forest), and over 200 of spcies of birds-including a colony of more than 30.000 Roseate Flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber)- live here. Few other places in the Caribbean can compete with the beauty of the seabed and number of fish in this area.
There are four scuba diving centers and 20 diving sites along 20 miles (32 km) of coastline.
In its warm, clear water, that is between 16.5 and 131 feet (between 5 and 40 m) deep, you can see Parrotfish (Sparisoma spp.), Grunts (Haemulon spp.), Yellowtail Snappers (Ocyurus chrysurus), Queen Angelfish (Holacanthus ciliaris). other Angelfish (Pomacanthu spp.), Anemones (Lebrunia danae), Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) and a great variety of underwater plants.
Located at the end of the key and west of Punta del Cuerno is very near the Cueva del Jabali recreation center, on the coastal strech between Punta del Puerto and Playa Dorada. A road leads from here to the sand dune of Loma del Puerto. The trail of Loma del Puerto is a tiny walkwalkway that allows for the observation of the coastal flora. One can follow it from Playa Prohibida until the very middle of the key, where it seems to stop only to go on along the northern coast all the way to the dune of Loma del Puerto, a peculiar geo-morphological formation resulting from the continued accumulation of sand transported during hundreds of years by the waves and the wind. This is how beautiful, natural, 13-meter high lookout was formed.
Playa Lan Conchas
Located between Punta Caimanera and Punta Rasa is one of the smallest but coziest beaches on Cayo Coco. Near this beach is the Talasotherapy Center a facility that offers different services to improve quality of life.
Streches from Punta Rasa to Penon de las Colorades where visitors will come across the Rocarena Restaurant.
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