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Visit Cayo Coco from Cayo Guillermo

Cayo Coco from Cayo Guillermo

Cayo Guillermo’s larger neighbor Cayo Coco has a lot to offer and, while beaches such as Playa Pilar are arguably better on your island, Cayo Coco has other attractions worth seeing. The every 30 min shuttle bus from Cayo Guillermo costs just 5 CUC per person or a taxi will set you back 25-30 CUC which is evidently dividable between the occupants if you decide to go as a group.

acuavida cayo coco tour

Acuavida Spa Talaso is a world-class spa offering pools, skin treatments, fitness treatments, massage, Turkish baths and saunas located along the ocean front within walking distance of all hotels on Cayo Coco Island. More about Acuavida Spa


El Baga National Park is located on Cayo Coco and is one of Cuba’s 7 national parks. Named after the El Baga tree, known for its medicinal properties, the park measures 769-hectare (7.69 km2 square kilometers). El Baga offers some interesting wildlife, including; turtles, 130 species of birds, iguanas, flamingos, alligators and crocodiles. More about El Baga National Park

Cayo Coco Catamaran Excursion tour

The Cayo Coco Catamaran Excursion is a blast! The tour takes you out to two pristine beaches near the lighthouse, snorkeling is fantastic at any location, but here you really get to dive in just above the reefs instead of swimming out to them. More about Cayo Coco Catamaran Tours

horseback riding Cayo Coco tour

The Horseback riding tour in Cayo Coco is ideal for both novices and seasoned riders. There’s no galloping to speak of and the whole trip is taken at a trotting pace. More about Cayo Coco Horseback riding.

Glass Bottom Boat Tour Cayo Coco tour

Glass Bottom Boat Tour of Cayo Coco! You´ll be picked up from your hotel on an open topped double-decker bus and whisked to dock. At just 25 CUC for adults and 10 CUC for kids. More about Cayo Coco Glass Bottom Boat Tour

La Cueva Del Jabali Cayo Coco Disco tour

La Cueva Del Jabali is probably the only Cave based Disco and Cabaret on the planet. Located on Cayo Coco it is definitely a “must see” attraction which is just a short 15 minute bus ride from both the Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo tourism resorts. More about La Cueva Del Jabali

Kiteland Park Kite Training School Cayo Guillermo

Kitesurfing Kiteland Park Cayo Guillermo


If you are looking to start Kitesurfing or, are already experienced in the sport, the Kiteland Park Cayo Guillermo offers all the equipment and training you’ll need. Unlike other locations, Cayo Guillermo’s tranquil waters and gentle breezes perfectly lend themselves to picking up this exhilarating sport. Novices can be up and surfing within 20 minutes, propelled across the crystalline waters while taking in this beautiful Caribbean scenery. We would say that Cayo Guillermo is probably one of the best places to give this a try, the combination of a shallow sandy bottom, light winds, warm waters and pleasant surroundings, make it an ideal starting point.


Kiteboarding Cayo Guillermo


Don’t be afraid to give this a try, it’s not as difficult as the pros make it look and can be an amazing adrenalin boost besides being great fun. The Kiteland Park Cayo Guillermo Kite Training School is located at the Hotel Allegro Club Cayo Guillermo, short lessons start at just 5 CUC up to 20 CUC per hour. For experienced Kiteboarders, a one hour session with all-inclusive rental and equipment is 30 CUC, a true steal. The techniques acquired can also be used later on the resorts catamarans to both get you out to sea and more importantly, back to the beach.

Green Moray Dive Center Cayo Guillermo Cuba

Scuba Diving Cayo Guillermo Cuba


The Green Moray is an International Scuba Diving Center located at the Melia Cayo Guillermo Hotel. The dive center prides itself on professionalism using new Scubapro equipment and very experienced guides. Green Moray dives range from 30 meters in depth, to shallower excursions at 10 meters on the Cayo Guillermo Barrier Reef. At these depths, on the Atlantic side of the reef, it’s easy to interact with and see; Turtles, Barracuda, Nurse Sharks, Sting-Rays, Moray Eels, Lion Fish apart from the abundant untouched coral and sponge growth.


Cayo Guillermo Diving Green Moray


A five dive package runs out at 180 CUC all-in, including equipment, dive suits and all ancillary costs. 10 dives is a very reasonable 310 CUC. For beginners there’s the initial pool experimentation at the Melia Pool and then one dive which costs 35 CUC.


Characteristics of the Center

  • Number of diving sites: 27
  • International certification: ACUC
  • Vessels: One 41 foot cruiser and one 13 foot
  • Capacity per Seesion: 30 pax
  • Number of departures per day: 2
  • Most popular dive sites near Cayo Guillermo and Cayo Coco: El Acuario, La Morena, El Perro, Las Gorgonias, Media Luna, La Jaula

Dolphinarium Cayo Guillermo Cuba

Swimming with Dolphins Cayo Guillermo


Cayo Guillermo inaugurated its eco friendly dolphinarium in 2013 and it was designed to entertain tourists spending their vacations in Cayo Coco or Cayo Guillermo is the Jardines del Rey archipelago. The Cayo Guillermo dolphinarium offers gastronomic services and educational tours to see these sea mammals in action. It is a dream of many people to interact with dolphins and this is now possible in Cayo Guillermo, either main platform at the park or in the water with the dolphins. Three dolphins have been expertly trained to push, pull and numerous acrobatic drills by professional staff of 4 dolphin specialists.


Cayo Guillermo Dolphinarium


The dolphinarium is managed by the company Palmares S.A. that also runs three other dolphinariums on the island, one in Varadero, one in Cienfuegos and one in Santiago de Cuba.  The dolphinarium is located near the Marina in Cayo Guillermo and easily accessible from all 4 hotels and the price is 20 CUC for adults and 5 CUC for children. The Cayo Guillermo Dolphinarium Dolphin show is extremely well choreographed and the whole session of swimming and petting the dolphins a brilliant addition to any vacation.

Cayo Guillermo Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving

Cayo Guillermo Cuba Snorkeling

The Jardines del Rey archipelago is a ribbon of practically untouched islands and islets which lie 20 to 60 km from the Cuban mainland, on the islands northern coast, spanning 250 miles (400KM) all along Cuba’s north coast. Essentially, the reef begins at Cayo Blancos, Varadero and ends at Cayo Sabinal in the Sabana-Camaguey archipelagos. The part of the reef pertaining exclusively to Jardines del Rey is 125 miles (200km) long.

Cayo Guillermo Snorkeling

As the world’s second largest barrier reef, trumped only by the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland Australia, its gigantic extension of coral reefs has been both a peril to ships for over two centuries and, a unique attraction for divers and leisure enthusiasts since 1993, when the first hotel was built on Cayo Guillermo. Shipwrecks, underwater caves and amazing marine life abound throughout the whole reef. The areas between the beach and the beginning of the reef are typically shallow waters, naturally protected by the reef wall on the Atlantic side, ideal for snorkelers exploring the coastal side of the reef and scuba divers on the deeper Atlantic side of the reef. Smaller fish and, those species in breeding season, will move across into the shallower waters for protection, making the spectacle for snorkelers absolutely unique. The Atlantic side of the reef is typically populated by larger fish and sea mammals such as whales and dolphins.



Common to most of the Caribbean, the reefs are teeming with life and vibrant corals, making any snorkeling or diving experience unforgettable.  The reef serves as a wall of protection, not only for the beaches but, also bathers in the area, quelling high seas and waves as it acts as natural breakwater while also keeping larger fish and predators out of the shallower coastal side of the Reef. Larger fish, sharks and mantas that attempt to cross from the Atlantic side into the shallower coastal waters find themselves either impaled on the fast petrifying coral or slashed by its razor like edges as they traverse. It is not uncommon to see the smaller fish feeding off these dead carcasses of larger fish that have made the fatal mistake of trying to pursue a meal that little too far over the reefs ledge, finding it impossible to switch back and invariably being cut and succumbing to the wounds on the coastal side.