Welcome to our travel guide on the Cuban destination: Cayo Cruz. You’ll find here lots of information on the island, but also on its neighbouring islands: Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo. These keys are located off the northern coast of the main island of Cuba (Atlantic side) and are part of an archipelago called Jardines del Rey (King’s Gardens), which itself belong to a larger archipelago called Sabana-Camaguey. The Jardines del Rey archipelago includes well-known resort islands, such as Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, and further west: Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Ensenachos and Cayo Las Brujas. The Spaniards named the archipelago Jardines del Rey in 1513 in honour of King Ferdinand the Catholic.
The location of Cayo Cruz and its connection to Cayo Coco Cayo Cruz is a long and narrow key, about 25 km long with a total area of 32 sq.km (12.3 sq.mi), roughly the same size as Cayo Largo (another popular resort island south of Cuba). It is connected to the west with its neighbour, Cayo Romano, by a 5-kilometre causeway. It’s also connected to the south with mainland Cuba by another causeway (pedraplen) to Playa Jiguey in the Camaguey province. Several roads, bridges and causeways were built to connect Cayo Cruz with Cayo Coco and its international airport “Jardines del Rey Aeropuerto” (CCC), see image above. Transfer time between Cayo Coco Airport and resort hotels is about one hour.
The marine park surrounding the island has been a prime destination for sport fishing for years, but starting from 2019, this pristine and isolated island will now also become a favourite destination for beach lovers and water sport enthusiasts. According to the Gaviota Tourism Group (the leading organization in the Cuban tourism sector), the number of hotel-rooms on Cayo Cruz should reach about 4000, in addition to many other tourist services. The first hotel opened in the late summer of 2019.
The Beaches stretch along almost the entire length of the east coast of the island, while the western coast is mainly covered with mangroves. These gorgeous beaches are made of extremely fine white sand and are bathed by turquoise and crystalline waters… A little paradise to discover!
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