Cayo Santa Maria
Cayo Santa Maria, a small and exotic islet paradise 13 km long by 2 km wide, is situated north of the main island of Cuba in the Jardines del Rey. The islet, linked to the mainland by a causeway, boasts 11 kilometers of beautiful beaches and is a charming location for visitors to enjoy the tropical sun, warm breezes and crystal turquoise waters. A section of beach is dedicated to those who enjoy sunbathing "au naturel." Cayo Santa is inhabited by a wide variety of unique and interesting animals, large colonies of flamingoes, and a vast array of beautiful flowers. The beaches, divided into six sections, are excellent for sunbathing, swimming and strolling as the offshore coral reefs protect from wind and waves. Dozens of gorgeous species enjoy the shelter of the reefs and diving enthusiasts and photographers are thrilled with the excellent diving sites and underwater seascapes that Cayo Santa provides. Nightlife offers lively music, dancing, great food and beverages at the local restaurants, bars and discos. Cayo Santa's cuisine includes International, Mediterranean and Creole dishes.