Ciego de Avila

Ciego de Ávila at a glance
Province
Ciego de Ávila
Capital City
Ciego de Avila
Ciego de Avila province - geographic location in Cuba
Province Ciego de Avila in Cuba - coat of arms
Havana
426 km
Santiago de Cuba
438 km

Top-Attractions

  • 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
Cuba Ciego de Ávila private accommodation

Accommodation in Ciego de Ávila varies depending on the location. In the capital, many visitors choose Hotel Ciego de Ávila - a modern four-story hotel. You can also stay in one of Ciego de Ávila’s casas particulares - a great way to get to know the locals.

There are plenty of top-end hotels in Cayo Coco, "Hotel Tryp Cayo Coco" for example. Budget accommodation can also be found, including camping at Campismo Cayo Coco. Finding a casa particulare or casa de renta on the islands might not be so easy, however.

Accommodation Ciego de Ávila

Photo gallery

  • Beach bar Cayo Guillermo
    Have a drink on the beach of Cayo Guillermo
  • Beach Cayo Coco Cuba
    On Cayo Coco you fond some of the best beaches in Cuba
  • Holiday destination Cayo Coco - the beach
    The beaches on Cayo Coco fulfill Caribbean dream
  • Beach "Playa Pilar" - Cayo Guillermo
    Playa Pilar - beach Cayo Guillermo
  • Cayo Guillermo
    You will love the beaches on Cayo Guillermo & Cayo Coco
  • Center of Ciego de Avila
    A clean and friendly city - Ciego de Avila
  • Park in the center of Ciego de Avila
    Lots of green in Ciego de Avila
  • Historic building in Ciego de Avila
    Nice colonial architecture in Ciego de Avila
  • House from the Spanish period in Cuba Ciego de Avila
    Colonial house in Ciego de Avila
  • Wild life Cayo Coco - Flamingos
    Flamingos in Cayo Coco
  • Hotel in Ciego de Avila
    "Hotel Sevilla" in Ciego de Avila
  • Kitesurfing Cayo Coco
    Perfect conditions for kiteboarding - Cayo Coco
  • "Laguna de la Leche" Moron Cuba
    Fishing paradise "Laguna de la Leche" near Moron
  • Town hall Moron Cuba
    The historic center of Moron
  • Moron - city center
    The town hall in Moron
  • Moron - sculpture rooster
    Rooster sculpture in Moron
  • Museum in Ciego de Avila
    Museum in Ciego de Avila
  • Embankment leading to Cayo Coco
    Entering point to Cayo Coco & Cayo Guillermo
  • "Laguna de la Leche" - Ciego de Avila
    "Laguna de la Leche" - sweet water
  • Cayo Coco Scuba Diving
    Also scuba diving is offered on Cayo Coco key
Tourism Ciego de Ávila

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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

Park in Ciego de Avila

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

Places to visit in Ciego de Avila - Moron - Laguna de la Leche

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.

Accommodation in Ciego de Ávila

Cuba Ciego de Ávila private accommodation

Accommodation in Ciego de Ávila varies depending on the location. In the capital, many visitors choose Hotel Ciego de Ávila - a modern four-story hotel. You can also stay in one of Ciego de Ávila’s casas particulares - a great way to get to know the locals.

There are plenty of top-end hotels in Cayo Coco, "Hotel Tryp Cayo Coco" for example. Budget accommodation can also be found, including camping at Campismo Cayo Coco. Finding a casa particulare or casa de renta on the islands might not be so easy, however.

Ciego de Ávila Beaches

Beaches in Cuba Ciego de Avila - "Playa Pilar" Cayo Guillermo

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.

Cayo Coco

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.

Cayo Guillermo

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.

Sights and Beaches
Cuba Ciego de Ávila sights
Sights
  • Cayo Coco & Cayo Guillermo ("jardines del Rey")
  • Islands Jardines de la Reina
  • "Laguna de la Leche" Moron
  • Capital city Ciego de Avila
Cuba Ciego de Ávila beaches
Beaches
  • 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
Accommodation
Cuba Ciego de Ávila private accommodation
Private accommodation ("casas particulares")
  • Ciego de Ávila
  • Moron
Cuba Ciego de Ávila hotels
Hotels
"Meliá Cayo Coco", "Hotel Tryp Cayo Coco", "Hotel Blau Colonial", "Blue Bay Cayo Coco", "Villa Gaviota Cayo Coco", "Motel Villa Jardín Los Cocos", "Iberostar Daiquiri", "Memories Flamenco Beach Resort", "Iberostar Mojito", "Pestana Cayo Coco Beach Resort", "Iberostar Cayo Coco", "Hotel Colonial Cayo Coco"
"Iberostar Daiquiri","Villa Cojimar","Ranchón Playa Pilar"
"Hotel Ciego de Ávila" ,"Hotel Santiago - Habana",
"Hotel Morón"
Transport
Airports in Cuba Ciego de Avila
Airport
  • Ciego de Ávila (AVI)
Bus in Ciego de Avila Cuba - "VIAZUL" company
Bus stop "Viazul"
  • Ciego de Avila
Bus in Ciego de Avila Cuba - "ASTRO" company
Bus stop "ASTRO"
  • Ciego de Avila
Train in Cuba - Train stations in Ciego de Avila
Train station
  • Ciego de Ávila
  • Morón
  • Jucaro
  • Gaspar
  • Majagua
  • Ciro Redondo
Car rental in Ciego de Avila and Cayo Coco & Cayo Guillermo Cuba
Car rental
  • 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
Useful Information
Cuba Ciego de Ávila Internet
Internet - Public wifi
  • Ciego de Avila City: Parque Martí park right in the city center
  • Moron: in the Central Park
English