Cayo Coco travel guide

Cayo Coco is best for

Beach lovers: Lie back on Cayo Coco’s pristine white sands and soak up the hot Caribbean sunshine.

Nature fans: Spot wild dolphins and see pink flamingos in their natural habitat.

Active types: Go horse-riding on the beach and dive into the ocean to discover the tropical coral reefs.

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Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Cayo Coco is Spanish.

Currency: The currency used in Cayo Coco is the Peso Convertible (CUC) and Cuban Peso (CUP).

Local time: Cayo Coco is 5 hours behind GMT/UK time.

Fly to: José Martí International Airport.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Cayo Coco is 10 hours.

Tourist information: Further Cayo Coco tourist information can be found at

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Cayo Coco.

Holiday destinations related to Cayo Coco:

  • Varadero
  • Guardalavaca
  • Cayo Santa Maria
  • Getting around

    By foot: It’s all about the peace, quiet and soft sands here; the Cayos are perfect for strolling.

    By bus: Take the cheap hop on/hop off bus around the island, which stops at most of the hotels in Cayo Coco and neighbouring Cayo Guillermo.

    By scooter: You can hire a scooter from most car rental centres.


    Celebrations: New Year’s Eve is an exciting time in Cayo Coco. Grab a drink and join in the fun.

    Enjoy the show: There's plenty of entertainment going on in hotels most nights; grab a cocktail and enjoy the open-air theatre and dance shows.