Where is Cayo Guillermo?
Cayo Guillermo is one of the most spectacular and best preserved islets in the Jardines del Rey archipelago, in Cuba. It is also one of the smallest keys, only 13km2, and features native vegetation zones, trails and long white-sand beaches where coconut trees grow. Located on the north-west coast in Cuba, it is connected to the mainland by the tongue of land of Turiguanó, in the north of the province of Ciego de Ávila. The island offers wild natural areas and the world’s second largest coral reef, which is 400km long. Cayo Guillermo is, in sum, a paradise where you can relax, do water sports and enjoy the peace and quiet of the place.
What can you do during your holiday in Cayo Guillermo?
Perfect weather in Cayo Guillermo: In this slice of heaven, sun is guaranteed all year round and the water by the shore is always warm. Due to the lack of wind or ocean currents, there is virtually no swell. The average temperature is 25º C to 30º C (closer to 20º C in January and February, and above 30º C in July and August). However, with relative humidity at 80%, it usually seems to be hotter than it really is.
Wild nature tours: Lying close to the lake area in Ciego de Ávila and other spectacular keys like Cayo Coco (a more touristy, crowded destination), Cayo Guillermo features one of the most amazing nature parks you can find in Jardines del Rey. The trail network will help you explore the island and have fascinating encounters with the dunes (the highest in the Caribbean) and with full colonies of cute flamingos.
Pure Caribbean peace: Cayo Guillermo is the perfect destination to get away from it all and forget about stress and routine. Just lie down on a lounger in the white-sand beach and stare at the mesmerising crystal-clear water, protected from the sun by a generous coconut tree and rocked into slumber by the sea breeze. You will only have to think about what cocktail to sip or what book to read.
A paradise for scuba divers and lovers of water sports at large: Cayo Guillermo seems to have been designed to get a close look at things. Go deep under the crystal-clear water and admire marine life at the bottom of the sea or around the huge coral reef.
Interested in Iberostar Hotels and Resorts for your holiday in Cayo Guillermo?
Every visitor coming to Cayo Guillermo can stay in one of the most exclusive hotels owned by IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts Group: the Iberostar Selection Playa Pilar, in Playa Pilar, the loveliest beach in Cuba, offering all kinds of next-generation services. Enjoy all the charm of a Cuban resort plus the treats of a luxury hotel as you unwind by the sea, in contact with nature.
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