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Welcome to our website dedicated to Cayo Coco, online since 2004 and redesigned in its actual format since July 2011. As Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo share the same airport, we also added into this website all the information regarding Cayo Guillermo.
These islands are located in the Northern part of Cuba, in the Atlantic Ocean. This destination is known for its many kilometers of pristine beaches of fine white sand. The sea is calm, shallow and crystal clear waters of a beautiful turquoise blue. It is an oasis of peace for nature lovers, beach, family and relaxation.
Cayo Coco is an island with an area of 370 km2, the second largest in size after its neighbor Cayo Romano with its 465 km2. They are part of a group of several islands called Jardines Del Rey (King's Gardens in English) and which itself is part of a bigger archipelago called « Sabana-Camaguey ».
The Spaniards named the archipelago Jardines del Rey in 1513 in honor of Ferdinand the Catholic. The little island of Cayo Guillermo (thirteen square kilometers) is located west of Cayo Coco and is considered to be the little sister of Cayo Coco.
Cayo Coco has been ranked 20th of the best beaches in the world (and 6th in the whole Caribbean), according to the Traveler's Choice Edition 2012. Congratulations!
There are currently 11 hotels on the island of Cayo Coco for a total of 3,991 rooms. The two new hotels on the island are the Memories Flamenco Beach Resort (5-stars 600 rooms) and the brand new Pestana Cayo Coco (4-stars 508 rooms). Pestana is the name of the hotel chain located in Portugal. Click to see an aerial photo of the hotels on the island of Cayo Coco (July 2011).
The initial development of Cayo Coco is sixteen hotels. Does it still apply? A dolphinarium is now in use at the marina in the nearby island, Cayo Guillermo. Please note that the hotel groups Blau and Sirenis left Cayo Coco in 2012.
The Cuban President Raul Castro announced on October 22nd, 2013 the beginning of the process that will put an end to the two currencies circulating for 19 years on the island. More information in the coming weeks!
For those who wish to eat (or just drink a cold beer) outside the hotels in Cayo Coco, you will please to read that there are at least three friendly places where you can enjoy a delicious meal of lobster (or other choice). Note that these restaurants are not part of your all inclusive package. Click HERE to learn more about this delightful option in Cayo Coco.
Eighty-five percent of its territory is covered with vegetation. 200 species of birds live there and a population of 30,000 flamingos. The Jardines Del Rey archipelago has its own international airport, which is located on Cayo Coco island.
The island is connected to the main island of Cuba by 27 Kms long causeway. Bus transfer time from the international airport to the hotels in Cayo Coco is 10 (Melia Cayo Coco) to 30 minutes (Playa Coco).
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Click to learn about Kitesurfing on the island of Cayo Guillermo. This hobby is getting more and more popular throughout Cuba and the Caribbean. We saw kitesurfers on the island of Cayo Santa Maria, located West of Cayo Guillermo, in the same archipelago.
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