Cuba is generally a very safe country to visit; in fact it’s one of the safest destinations in all of the Americas, the crime rate is very low. Tourism is very important to Cuba’s economy so strict and prominent policing and guarding make the streets and hotels places where tourists usually feel safe .
Cayo Coco (Cays) or (The Keys) is an island in central Cuba , known for its all-inclusive resorts. It lies within the Ciego de Ávila Province and is part of a chain of islands called Jardines del Rey (King’s Gardens).
Jardines del Rey Airport
The Cayo Guillermo area is known for its near-deserted beaches, but Playa Pilar tops the list for must-visits. The beach is named after Ernest Hemingway’s yacht, Pilar, and was the author’s favourite hideaway in Cuba.
We enjoyed both for different reasons. Varadero gives you lots of opportunities to get out and about where as Cayo Coco is much more resort based. The standards of hotels are more modern in Varadero than in Cayo Coco but thats not necessarily a negative! The beaches in Cayo Coco are amazing!!
Cayo Coco continues to grow to be one of the most popular Caribbean all-inclusive vacation destinations with its unprecedented white sand beaches, and a price tag that makes it an affordable vacation, alongside the array of resorts available.
A day trip to Morón, the closest town to Cayo Coco , is a great way to escape the confines of the resort area and see a bit more of the country. Experience daily Cuban life in this calm residential town and enjoy some local food and shopping.
Distance and travel time by road from the Cayo Coco Airport to : Cayo Coco hotels: 12 to 17 km , 15 to 25 minutes (depending on hotel) Cayo Guillermo hotels: 40 to 46 km , 40 to 45 minutes (depending on hotel) Cayo Paredon Grande: ~ 30 km, about 30 minutes.
Playa Larga. Playa Larga is perhaps the most popular beach in Cayo Coco, a 2.6 kilometer stretch of perfect white sand and calm turquoise waters between Punta Rasa and Penon Las Coloradas. Playa Prohibida. Playa Las Conchas. Playa Flamenco. Playa las Coloradas .
The best way to get from Varadero to Cayo Coco Island is to bus which takes 10h 56m and costs $40 – $65. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $210 – $650 and takes 12h 15m.
Some beaches, like Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo , have a reputation for tranquil water and good swimming conditions. Because Cuba’s beaches sit on the Caribbean, sharks are sometimes in the vicinity. If you leave your belongings on the beach while you swim, you run the risk of having them stolen before you return.
Come out and playa: 6 of the best beaches in Cuba Varadero. With heart-melting destinations like Cienfuegos and Trinidad on the south coast, you know it’s going to be a good scene down there. Playa Ancon & La Boca. Playa Paraiso. Cayo Rico. Baracoa. Playa Los Pinos.
Best month to visit Cuba Broadly speaking, in terms of rainfall and temperature, the dry season months of March and April are the best months to visit Cuba. It’s dry and warm during this time, with average temperatures sitting at 27-29˚C during the day, and comfortable at night around 19-21˚C.