is the best jewel in the Los Canarreos Archipelago, off the southern coast
of the Cuban mainland. The archipelago also includes 300 other cays (with
a total of 38 miles, or 62 km, of virgin beaches) and the Isle of Youth
(the second largest island in the Cuban archipelago). Cayo Largo has 15.5
miles (25 km) of breathtaking beautiful beaches with emerald green water.
One of them, Sirena Beach, has oolitic sand which always remains cool,
no matter how strong the sun. Nearly, there are more than 200 sunken ships
dating from between the 16th and the 18th centuries. According to the
legend, some of Henry Morgan's treasure is still burried in the area.
The cay has
a land area of over 15 square miles (40 square km), first class hotels
and services, and virgin nature with abundant species of flora and fauna.
The seabed in the area has 32 scuba-diving sites fascinating coral formations,
tunnels, steep walls covered with gorgonians and a wealth of multicolored
marine life. The water is extremely clear.
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Cayo Largo Hotels and packages
and How to Get There
Largo is around 112 miles (180 km) southeast of Havana, 87 miles (140
km) from the Isle of Youth and 77 iles (125 km) from Varadero.
You can get there by air-many flights bring tourists from other countries,
flights connect it with the other main tourist resorts in Cuba-or
by sea (it has a marina at 21 37'N.latitude, 81 34"W.longitude. For
radio communication, turn to HF 7462 or VHF 16).
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include sunbathing, going on yacht and catamaran cruises (with possibilities
for living on board in the cays), taking out smaller boats, swimming,
scuba diving (for beginners through professionals), other water sports,
seafaris to nearby cayos (including Iguana Cay, where you can feed the
scores of iguanas that live there without any danger), fishing, air tours
of the cays, excursions to the inner part of the cay, beach volleyball,
horseback riding, motorcycling, taking pictures and observing the fauna.
In addition, there is entertainment during the day and at night and many
other options that will make you feel both relaxed and entirely fulfilled.
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Places of Interest
Cayo Largo has so many air connections, it's easy to go off for a day
to see other Cuban tourist resorts and cities. Or you can spend more time
in them as an extension of your stay. Havana is less than half an hour
away, as is the Isle of Youth.