Ciego de Avila
- Swimming & diving in Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo
- Exploring the capital city Ciego de Ávila
- Nature and scuba diving on the remote islands Los Jardines de la Reina
- Fishing in the fresh water of Laguna de la Leche near Moron
The province of Ciego de Avila is located in Central Cuba between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Here, in Cuba's narrowest province, are located the Jardines del Rey (Garden of the King) islands, including Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo, which are top destinations for some perfect beach holiday.
80 km off the southern coast you find the Jardines de la Reina (Garden of the Queen) - still untouched islands by mass tourism. Here you have best conditions for diving, snorkeling, fishing and bird watching.
The Laguna de la Leche, near the small town of Moron, in the north of Ciego de Avila, the largest inland water of Cuba, is ideal for fishing.
The friendly capital city of Ciego de Avila with its numerous buildings in neo-classical style invites to a city tour and offers itself as a stopover for people, traveling to the more eastern parts of Cuba.
Ciego de Avila city
Ciego de Avila, the eponymous capital city of the province, is also known as the city of porches. Everywhere one sees the characteristic stucco-covered stems in the front of the flat houses.
In the Provincial Museum you can learn about the history of the city and for example, get information about La Trocha:
Built by the Spaniards in the 18th century, this system of military defense, formed by castles and walls, stretched across all the province in order to protect Cuba's safer west against rebel attacks from eastern Cuba.
Ciego de Avila is one of the least untouched cities in Cuba, making it an excellent place to get know life from the Cuban's perspective.
Even without famous sights, the friendly and clean city of Ciego de Avila leaves its visitors with a good impression.
Who makes here a stop on his way to the eastern provinces or vice-verse and strolls a few hours through the city, will not regret it.
Sights in Ciego de Ávila
Moron, located in the north of Ciego de Avila, is a nice little town, which is considered a top destination for anglers and hunters.
Not far from the city there is the largest natural lake in Cuba - the Laguna de la Leche. Here you can fish for example perch fish.
The nearby Laguna de la Redonda is well known for its huge specimens of black sea bass.
Hunting enthusiasts will find their territory at the Reserva de Aguachales de Falla, populated by dugs and pigeons.
In addition, Moron is a good home base for a day trip to the paradisiacal islands of Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo. This can be the cheapest way to know these dream beaches.
Ciego de Ávila Beaches
The islands in the north of the Ciego de Avila province, with all the extensive postcard beaches and surrounded by colorful coral reefs, undoubtedly established the excellent reputation of the province between tourists.
This island group, known as Jardines del Rey (Gardens of the King), are absolutely spectacular.
Cayo Coco and the smaller island of Cayo Guillermo make Caribbean dreams come true and leave the their visitors with unforgettable impressions.
The all-inclusive hotels on Cayo Coco are spread over a mile-long, dazzling white dream beach.
This Caribbean island can be reached via a 27 km long dike road, which connects Cayo Coco with the mainland.
The beaches on Cayo Coco stretch almost uninterrupted on the entire north coast of the island.
Although Cayo Coco is very popular with tourists, you can easily find a lonely place on these Caribbean dream beaches.
With clear, warm waters and the wide white sandy beach, Playa Flamencos is ideal for swimming as well as horseback riding.
Playa La Jaula is a paradise of peace and quietness.
The main activities on Cayo Coco are for sure swimming and sunbathing, but also divers find here perfect conditions and and extensive area to explore.
In addition, boat excursions for deep-sea fishing are organized.
The untouched nature in the back of the island is ideal for bird watching.
Mention should be made of the Natural Park El Baga, where live more than 100 species of birds.
Both above and below water Cayo Coco offers a great variety of exotic fauna and flora.
Further west is located the smaller Cayo Guillermo island. Divers and deep sea anglers will find world-class conditions here.
Even Hemingway was thrilled by this little island.
Barracuda, mackerel, tarpon and tuna are just some o the fish species that populate the waters here.
Playa Pilar - perhaps the most beautiful beach in Cuba - is located on the Cayo Guillermo, bearing its name of the boat belonged to Ernest Hemingway.
The Playa Pilar beach is free of hotels and only a wooden bar invites you to have a cool drink enjoying stunning sea views.
The beach itself is divided by up to 15 m high overgrown dunes.
If you visit the keys, you can't miss this great beach
Jardines de la Reina
80 km off the southern coast of the Ciego de Avila province lies the Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen) archipelago.
These remote islands offer excellent conditions for divers, anglers and birdwatchers.
Accessible only by boat from the coastal town of Embarcadero de Jucaro, the nature of the Jardines de la Reina is still untouched and intact, both above and below the water.
The resident hammer and whale sharks attract divers from all over the world. Ospreys, pelicans and herons make happy the ornithologists.
The province Ciego de Avila a great choice for a beach holiday on the dream beaches of Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo.
Fishing enthusiasts will go to Moron and the beautiful, green provincial capital city of Ciego de Avila is ideal for a refreshing stopover on your tour through the Cuban island.
- Cayo Coco & Cayo Guillermo ("jardines del Rey")
- Islands Jardines de la Reina
- "Laguna de la Leche" Moron
- Capital city Ciego de Avila
- Cayo Coco
- Playa La Jaula
- Playa Flamencos
- Playa Las Conchas
- Playa Larga
- Playa Las Coloradas
- Cayo Guillermo
- Playa Pilar
- Playa del Medio
- Playa del Paso
- Bahía de Jiguey (north coast)
- Playa La Mula
- Ciego de Ávila
- Ciego de Ávila (AVI)
- Ciego de Avila
- Ciego de Avila
- Ciego de Ávila
- Ciro Redondo
- Ciego de Ávila: Aeropuerto Ciego de Ávila, Hotel Ciego de Ávila, Hotel Morón
- Cayo Coco: Hotel Sol Cayo Coco, Hotel Tryp Cayo Coco, Hotel Meliá Cayo Coco
- Cayo Guillermo: Hotel Sol Cayo Guillermo, Hotel Daiquiri, Hotel Cojimar
- Ciego de Avila City: Parque Martí park right in the city center
- Moron: in the Central Park