Cayo Coco, Ciego de Avila
Cayo Coco is the forth island in term of size forming the Cuban archipelago; with 370 square kilometers, it is located to the Atlantic coast of Cuba, close to the Canal Viejo de Bahamas. It is linked to the main land by a stone road, 17 km long.
Today, Cayo Coco is a paradisiacal place relevant for the balance and degree of preservation of the ecosystem it has attained, by protecting its virgin atmosphere isolated from modern world. Its beach is 10 Km long, of fine sand and warm and crystal-clear waters.
A privileged reserve for flora and fauna, this key hosts species such as the wading birds, particularly the coconut the island was named after, the gray heron, and the pink flamingo which total over 30 000 and is among the biggest herds in the world. It is also favorite habitat for other bird species such as the cormorant, woodpecker, mockingbird, pelicans and many duck species.
A 10-30 Mt. coral reef, over 10 Km long, adds more attraction to the place; the diversity and abundance of marine species make divers feel in a real aquarium.
No casas are currently available in Cayo Coco, Ciego de Avila
Top 2 of 2 Hotels in Cayo Coco
Hotel NH Krystal Laguna Villas & Resort
If you want the best that Cayo Coco has to offer, then book into this all-inclusive hotel offering the closest thing to true five-star luxury on Cayo Coco. Most recently the Cuban-run Hotel El Senador, this vast complex is now run by the Dutch NH hotel group. The complex lies well inland of the beach, from which it is separated by a natural saltwater lagoon and mangrove forest. We really like this resort\'s 21st-century restyling. Very chic! The lobby features a vaulted wooden ceiling. The huge swimming pool?one of four pools here?is a big draw.
There are no less than seven restaurants to choose from, including a steak house. Given the hotel\'s size, the disco gets lively. And cigar-lovers get their own lounge. This hotel even has its own beauty center, plus meeting rooms. And you\'ll never be bored, thanks to basketball, tennis and volleyball courts; heaps of watersports; and plenty of organized activities day and night. This hotel also has scuba diving facilities and offers introductory lessons in the pool.
Meliá Cayo Coco
This Spanish run all-inclusive occupies the very eastern tip of the island, with the fabulous beach on one side and a natural saltwater lagoon on the other. The curving lobby, with its plentiful mrable and travertine and stylish contemporary furnishings, is the most sophisticated on Cayo Coco.
Guests who get bored can also use the facilities at the neighboring Sol Cayo Coco (but not vice versa). If you\'re seeking relative peace and quiet, an advantage here is that no kids are allowed. On rainy days, the billiards bar helps defeat boredom, and the entertainment staff put enthusiasm into keeping guests entertained. However, many of the facilities here are well past their prime, and the hotel itself is showing signs of a much-needed renovation.