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Cayo Coco & Cayo Guillermo


North of the Cuban eastern province of Ciego de Avila is one of the fastest-growing destinations in the Island's tourist sector, the Jardines del Rey (King's Gardens) archipelago.

According to legend, the exuberant nature of such islets as Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo and Paredón Grande led Conquistador Diego Velázquez to name that region in honor of Spanish King Fernando the Catholic.

The region's tourist infrastructure has grown dynamically, and the sector's main target is to build more than 20,000 rooms, in addition to a modern airport, ports, nautical bases, natural parks and, of course, to implement ecotourism programs.

Jardines del Rey's closeness to a 400-kilometer coral reef, considered the second largest in the world - after the one in Australia, gives a touch of class to the region's tourist offer, with a wide range of diving activities in warm and crystal-clear waters.

Many colonies of flamingos and other migratory birds choose the aforementioned islets to nest in winter, a condition that has been preserved while building a tourist infrastructure that respects the natural environment in the first place.


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