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Cayo Largo del Sur

Cayo Largo del Sur or  Cayo Largo is an island in the Los Canarreos archipelago in the Caribbean Sea off the southwestern coast of Cuba.
Cayo Largo is located in the South Central region of the Cuban Archipelago.
The second largest island of the Los Canarreos archipelago, Largo del Sur (25 km long), was discovered by Christopher Columbus. Here the corsair Sir Francis Drake made a stop during his trip around the world. Later, the slightly less noble and much more bloodthirsty pirates of the Caribbean seas made the island one of their bases,

The area of ​​Paraiso Beach is not very developed due to its remote location. However, there is some service and entertainment that attracts many tourists from all over the planet.

Access : Coordinates: 21.633333, -81.466667 / Cayo Largo is an island without a bridge, so it is not possible to reach it by car, train or bus. The only option to get to Largo del Sur is by plane or yacht. Both methods  take from 1.5 to 2 days.
/ The most common way to access Cayo Largo is by plane. The only landing strip on the island is the Vilo Acuña International Airport, where aircraft arrive from Canada, Europe and South America, as well as from Cuban cities such as Havana, Varadero and Trinidad.

Highlights :

  •  the beaches : the beaches of Largo del Sur – and their length is about 20 kilometers – are located on the southern side of the island. Two are especially distinguished – Playa Sirena and Playa Paraiso. The first is considered one of the most beautiful in Cuba. And, alas, one of the most touristy. At Playa Sirena, you can find all the necessary infrastructure: bars, restaurants, shops, water entertainment centers and much more. Playa Paraiso – the neighbor of Sirena Beach – is much less crowded and quieter. By the way, it is worth considering that nudism is allowed on Largo del Sur.
    Playa Lindamar in the south , There are also more pristine beaches that tourist transport does not reach. Among them are: Punta Mal Tiempo Beach (in the southwest), Blanca Beach, Los Cocos Beach and Tortuga Beach (to the east) and Luna Beach (to the northeast of the key.Cayo Largo is known worldwide for being a common destination for naturists.
  •  Diving : The island is known for its coral reefs and absolutely transparent water, the sun’s rays penetrate through it to a depth of 80–90 meters. Instructors in several schools scattered around the island will help beginners learn the basics of diving.
  •  The island also operates the Tortoise Farm, which is part of the conservation and natural protection programs of the island’s natural resources, since three classes of sea turtles (green turtle, loggerhead and hawksbill) choose the beaches of Cayo Long to spawn every year and in this establishment they take care of laying the eggs safe.

Activities : sightseeing / photo opportunities / Excursions in Cuba – Tours in Havana and Varadero. / Diving and snorkeling- Photo and video filming under water.

Go next : Visit Iguana Jurashiki Island by swimming in a natural pool, snorkeling in a coral reef./ The largest island in the archipelago is Isla de la Juventud.

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