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Cayo Coco is located on Jardines del Rey, an archipelago off the north coast of Cuba. Jardines del Rey translates as ‘King’s Gardens’, and with its soft, sparkling sands and clear blue waters, it’s certainly fit for royalty. Spend your days drinking cocktails on the white sandy beach, zip through tropical mangroves on a speedboat, and dive beneath the ocean to discover the beautiful coral reefs.
Everywhere you turn in Cayo Coco, you’ll find immaculate white sand beaches with swaying green palms and dazzling azure seas. It would be very tempting to just lay back and soak up the sun all day, occasionally dipping into a good book or sipping on a cocktail. But Cayo Coco is famous for its excellent water sports offering, so why not try your hand at some while you’re there?
Stunning sea life
The coral reef off the coast of Cuba is one of the biggest in the world, so take the opportunity to delve deep below the crystal clear waters and see the colourful marine life for yourself. Try snorkelling if you fancy staying close to the surface of the water. If you’d prefer a more immersive experience, rent some scuba diving equipment and explore the ocean floor.
Cuba may well be the largest of the Caribbean islands, but it certainly still has the same cool, calm and laid-back vibe that the Caribbean is so famous for. Having said that, Cubans sure know how to party. If you don’t want to stay in one place on your holiday, you can try incredible food, drink and parties in various hotels along the beaches of Cayo Coco. You can also make the journey along the causeway linking Cayo Coco to the mainland and enjoy the local culture of Morón.
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Cayo Santa Maria
Escape to Caribbean bliss on Cayo Santa Maria holidays. We’ll whisk you away to a remote island on Cuba’s Jardines Del Rey Archipelago. This tiny paradise is home to eight miles of glorious white sand and pristine blue waters. Once an uninhabited island, this beautiful spot is now an idyllic resort, connected to the Cuban mainland via a 30-mile-long causeway. You won’t be able to resist taking a dip in the crystal-clear waters. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can snorkel or scuba dive beneath the surface. When culture calls, a trip to Remedios and the city of Santa Clara is in order, where you’ll discover a world of fascinating colonial buildings and old American cars.
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Playa del Carmen
Playa Del Carmen is situated on the east side of Mexico’s sun soaked Caribbean coastline. Renowned for its chilled out ambience and mellow way of life the town has become popularised by backpackers arriving at its spotless beaches to ride the Caribbean waves. It’s one of the best surf spots south of Cancun and has a vibrant fun-loving personality that appeals to families, couples, singles and group holidaymakers. Its beach location means you can enjoy days on the sun-lounger or in comfort by the pool side whilst planning your trips to the some of Mexico’s most famous cultural hotspots rich with Mayan history and stunning scenic views.
One of the region’s most popular resorts, its tropical climate attracts sun worshippers to the stunning beaches, complete with powdery, white sand and some of the best diving on the Riviera Maya. An ideal holiday if you want a break complete with buzzing nightlife. You’ll find plenty of bars and clubs and, if you prefer things a little more laid back, some great live music venues. For shopping, the cosmopolitan Quinta Avenida is nearby and provides an exciting mix of boutiques, markets and restaurants.
Things to do
Playa del Carmen’s sun-soaked coast is the heart of the resort, where you can choose the perfect spot on a long stretch of silky white sand or plan a diving excursion out to sea. The water sports available are excellent, or you could charter a catamaran for a more relaxed way to experience the coast. Visitors with a sense of adventure can head out into Playa del Carmen’s lush surroundings for tours in the nearby reserves, famously home to rare species of wildlife. After dark, the buzzing Quinta Avenida becomes a nightlife zone, with an exciting choice of restaurants, bars and clubs to spend the warm evenings in.
Pristine White Beaches
The beaches at Playa del Carmen are comprised of long stretches of pristine white sands, beach clubs, hotels and restaurants. It’s a tranquil area and perfect for families to relax on the beach front with the warm Caribbean waves lapping softly against the shores. Snorkelling and swimming are highly recommended and boat trips can take you further afield into the richer dive spots where you can explore the diverse marine life.
The Mexican version of the stylish New York neighbourhood is in a league of its own with back to back bars, restaurants, shops, art galleries, and hotels and of course Taco vans on street corners. The strip is a true part of the Mexican personality and is one of the most famous attractions in the Playa Del Carmen region. Nearby you can also find the flea market stalls selling artefacts, handcrafts and souvenirs that can be haggled down to a good price.
The beautiful island of Cozumel is one of the world’s best diving destinations with underwater caverns and limestone’s caves filled with multi coloured marine life including angel fish, snappers and damsels. It’s no surprise that this popular snorkelling destination is considered one of the jewels of the Caribbean but that’s not all. The town square is a great place to spend an afternoon and discover some of the best kept secrets of Mayan history.
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