Santa Lucia really is nothing more than a magnificent strip of beach, the resort area is less than 1 ml long with a few hotels lined up next to each other on the shore. A few bars have sprung up near run-down residential apartment blocks where the surfaced road peters out.
With its 21-kilometre strip of dazzling white sand overlooking the northern coral reef, Santa Lucia is well known for the quality and variety of its dive sites, with romantic names such as Valentina and Poseidon. Hotels and resorts dot the island, which is connected to the mainland by a causeway. Read the rest of this entry
Cayo Coco is located at the midpoint of Cuba’s north coast, (it is 270 mls E of Havana. 65 mls N of the provincial capital of Ciego de Avila and its international airport). It is the Westernmost of the large “cays”, some 400 islands stretching for 186 mls from Santa Lucia in the south east and forming the Sabana Camaguey Archipelago (also known as Jardines del Rey).
This area suits real escapists seeking tropical-island solitude, bird-watchers, those with committed eco-interests and scuba-divers. Also popular with honeymooners. Read the rest of this entry