Cayo Coco Travel Information
A small island with a total surface area of 370 square kilometers, Cayo Coco is four meters above sea level. Much of the island is scrub and swampland, home to herds of wild cattle, with the pristine white sand beaches and the coral reef along the northern shore making it a popular attraction for divers and tourists from all over the world.
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About Cayo Coco
Located in the Ciego de Avila province in central Cuba, Cayo Coco is an island in the Jardines del Rey chain. Known for its white sand beaches, coral reefs, and native colony of pink flamingos, Cayo Coco is named after the white ibis, locally called coco (coconut) birds. The island is uninhabited by locals, focusing completely on tourism with its many all-inclusive resorts. It also has its own airport, Aeropuerto Jardines del Rey, offering convenient access when making travel arrangements.
Cayo Coco is connected to the main island of Cuba across the Bahia de Perros (Bay of Dogs) by a 27km causeway. It is in the shallow waters near the causeway where you can see the flocks of wild flamingos, said to be among the largest flamingo colonies in the Americas.
Weather in Cayo Coco
The tropical wet and dry climate in Cayo Coco will produce hot, wet summers and warm, dry winters.
The wet season lasts from May through November, with hot summers bringing substantial amounts of rain and the chance of a tropical storm. The average high temperature at the peak of summer is around 32°C.
The dry season lasts from December through April, with comfortably warm and dry winter months. The average low temperature at the height of winter is around 17°C.
Throughout the year, an average of 1,168mm (46 inches) of rain falls in Cayo Coco, with more than 85% of that amount taking place during the wet season.
The Best Months to Visit Cayo Coco
With more than 2,700 hours of sunlight and a consistent temperature through the year, you will encounter sunshine and warm temperatures at any time of the year. However, the best months to visit will be during the dry season and winter months: December, January, February, and March. The temperatures are mild, with calm waters and lower chances of inclement weather like tropical storms or heavy rain.
Where to Stay in Cayo Coco
Memories Flamenco Beach Resort – This all-suite, all-inclusive resort sits directly on the white sand beach and offers unlimited 24-hour dining and beverage service, supervised childcare and kid clubs, daily activities, non-motorized water sports, evening entertainment, and more! A variety of cuisines are served from six restaurants, while eight bars and lounges are available for cocktails or snacks.
Melia Cayo Coco – This exclusive, adult-only resort offers a luxurious, all-inclusive experience in 2-story bungalows with unobstructed views of the surrounding beach and lagoon. Amenities include access to a private beach, freshwater pool, spa, fitness center, and Club House offering daily activities, while five restaurants and seven bars serve gourmet meals, snacks, and an assortment of domestic and international beverages.
Places to Visit in Cayo Coco
A spiral staircase leads you underground to Cueva del Jabali (Cave of the Wild Boar), a natural cave which has been converted to a dance club with the occasional cabaret show. During the day, family-friendly tours can be arranged to see the rock formations and bats.
The Rocarena Climbing Center (Parque de Escalada) is an aerial adventure course, fun for all ages. There are three levels with increasing difficulty, and no fixed course, so guests can choose their own path and make their way through the structure simultaneously with up to 119 other people.
Plaza Los Flamencos is a shopping and entertainment complex offering a spa, bowling alley, restaurants, cigar shops, a handicrafts market, and nightclub.
Restaurants & Food in Cayo Coco
One of the benefits to the uninhabited island paradise of Cayo Coco is its lack of traditional restaurants, enabling guests to sample local cuisine from one of several “ranchons”. These open-air restaurants resemble huts with their thatched roofs and charcoal grills.
Lenny’s Bar & Grill (Ranchon Playa Prohibida) is one of the most popular ranchons on Cayo Coco. Their Seafood Special is well-known, and they have an unbelievable deal on a whole lobster dinner. Other specialties of the area like grilled chicken and pork and cuttlefish wash down well with a cold beer or rum cocktail.
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