For many, Cuba is thought of as a place distinctly unique from other Caribbean islands; a sensational mix of seclusion and colonial charm.
Towards the middle north of the islands, within the Ciego de Ávila Province, lies a chain of islands historically called Jardines del Rey or “Kings Gardens.” While it is still considered a part of Cuba, the area of Cayo Coco is actually separated by a peninsula similar to Baja California. In order to make the area more accessible, Cuba began to connect the island, along with others, using a 27km causeway.
TravelSmart Fun Fact: Cayo Coco is named after the white ibis which is locally called coco bird
Cayo Coco offers an intriguing blend of activities as well as a relaxed beach vacation making it perfect for outdoor adventurists and sun worshippers alike. Situated just at the tip of the peninsula, you will find two exclusive TravelSmart VIP resort, the family-friendly Memories Flamenco and the award-winning adults-only Memories Caribe Beach Cayo Coco. The Cayo Coco region of Cuba offers you a chance to unplug and relax, it’s the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy the simple things. Serenity and sun await you but that’s not all! Discover our top 5 reasons to choose Cayo Coco as your next TravelSmart VIP vacation destination:
Cayo Coco is home to some of the world’s most gorgeous beaches—think superfine white sand and shallow, clear water. The north side of the island receives currents from the Gulf of Mexico, offering an average water temperature of around 27°C (80°F) throughout the year. It is no wonder that it is popular with both Cuban and International travellers who are seeking a sunny escape at one of the island’s spectacular beach-side resorts.
Adventure enthusiasts and sea lovers prepare yourselves. The island is surrounded by beautiful, rich, and clear, turquoise waters. Immerse yourself and have a blast! Delight in the sight of bright red starfish that pepper the ocean floor while zebrafish playfully dance in the warm ocean current. Dive into the ocean and explore or float away on a catamaran and observe the sea life from above while soaking up the rays.
Nature meets Classic Cars
Within the island, there is a rich in diversity of animals that are sure to offer a lovely and tranquil experience. So how do classic cars come into the mix? Well, due to certain political disagreements the island of Cuba is almost entirely without the importation of goods. This means that the car scene in Cuba hasn’t changed since the 1950’s. The island of Cayo Coco is surrounded by dense wildlife giving way to a unique experience to observe elegantly pink flamingos and brightly coloured tropical birds reminiscent of the classic style of 1950’s Chevy Convertibles.
Find your Inner Acrobat
Get your blood pumping at the Rocarena Climbing Center! A must not miss for all family members. A hilarious event that will leave you at times trembling from nerves to roaring with laughter. Guaranteed safety ensures visitors can tackle the course carefully or throw caution to the wind. This is a fun and challenging aerial adventure for all ages. The 13-meter hexagonal structure has three levels supported by eighteen 32-meter high masts. The circuit includes up to 90 activities of varying degrees of difficulty and can accommodate 120 people who can enjoy the various elements simultaneously. Located just 15 minutes from both the Memories Flamenco and Memories Caribe Beach Resort it is a must-do experience.
Dance the night away with the Bats!
La Cueva Del Jabali is a truly unique experience! Accessible only by a set of spiral steps is an underground Caribbean cavern that was converted into a Cabaret/Disco where you can enjoy an exciting evening with a live show, and hit the dance floor as the DJ spins Cuban and mainstream pop until the small hours. This local cantina offers a fun show and cool atmosphere while you hang out inside a cave! Enjoy classic and local cocktails while real bats (they are harmless!) dangle in the distance. Stay cool within the shade of La Cueva Del Jabali (The Cave of the Wild Boar) and enjoy a buzzing social scene. A popular place on the island that is sure to be a memorable experience.