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Cuba Caya Coco

Cayo Coco, with a surface area of with 370 sqKm, is part of ‘Jardines del Rey’ (King’s gardens) archipelago facing the Bahamas channel. Named after Fernand the Catholic King of Spain by Diego Velasquez a Spanish explorer in the year 1513-1514, Cayo Coco is a piece of paradise preserved from all human activities till the 1990. Cayo Coco means ‘coco key’ and has gained its name after the numerous coconut trees and the coco bird that inhabit the island.


Covered mainly with green vegetation, the natural fauna and flora remained intact till 1980. The construction in that year of a passageway of 27 km long the Pedraplen on the marshy lands linking the island to Cuba was the beginning of the tourist arrivals to the island. 500 off Havana, Cayo Coco is surrounded by the emerald blue waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

 

The biggest island of Sabana- Camaguey archipelago and the fourth of all the 1400 Cuban islands, Cayo Coco is accessible by air through its international airport bearing the same name and by the road or Pedraplen. The latter, a matter of concern because of the ecological impact it may have on life in this part of Cuba has proved to be a success for even now the gray heron, the pink flamingo, the cormorant, the woodpecker, the mockingbird, the pelican and other species of ducks though in fewer numbers can still be seen as one travel on its borders.


No Cuban has ever lived in Cayo Coco Island, so no dwellings, habitations or remnants of the passage of men through the tides of times are visible. This little part of the world which remained unexploited till 1990 is a little paradise on earth.

 
Nowadays, to enter Cayo Coco, the foreigner must present his/her passport and only the Cuban workers of the resorts are allowed in. Annexed to Ciego d’Avila province found in the north of central Cuba, the nearest town is Moron and offers various attractions.


During all year round with a temperature ranging from 24 to 31 degrees, in Cayo Coco, tourists wander along the two trekking paths on the island admiring both the fauna and flora of the island as well as the zebus, wild horses and pigs grazing freely in the bush.


Cayo coco is an invitation for everyone to an evasion in its magical and paradisiacal emerald blue waters. In spring, the biggest herd of flamingos (30,000) in the entire world flock to this place. Most of the time, they have their head in the warm waters. A natural aquarium full of marine creatures unique to the area, it is the pride of the Cubans who welcome the divers of the different continents who want to have a glimpse of this beauty.


The beaches of Cayo Coco are protected by coral reef of 10 km long protecting its shores of the giant waves of the Atlantic Ocean. With more than 22 km of sandy beaches, Cayo Coco with Las Coloradas, Playa Larga, El Paso and Playa Flamencos is a must for all nature lovers.

 



 

 

 

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