Linked by a causeway on the sea to the peaceful and picturesque villages of Remedios and Caibarién in Villa Clara province, Cayo santa María is the sun, beach and nature's perfect combination.

The islet, which is 13 kilometers long and 2 kilometers wide, is covered by lush tropical vegetation, with fine white sand beaches and a shimmering turquoise sea that is always calm  thanks to an extensive coral reef that attenuates the force of winds and waves. It great diversity of sea species and beautiful underwater seascapes invite visitors to practice Scuba Diving and under water photo shooting.

Cayo Santa María is also home to large colonies of flamingos, seagulls and anhingas, as well as iguanas, mollusks and the so-called shrike bird. Other birds living on the key are the tocororo, which is Cuba's national bird, as well as woodpeckers and hawks. Animal diversity is complemented with the region's exuberant flora, made up of 248 species.

In this beautiful place nature itself has created the conditions for leisure but in addition to its natural charm the key offers first-class hotels, swimming pools, entertainment and services in an environment that has barely been altered by human action. So visitors can thrill at one of the most marvelous scenic views in the country and enjoy the comfort of a solid hotel and service infrastructure. This perfect combination guarantees an unforgettable stay in the largest island of the Antilles.

  • snorkeling and diving
  • beach sports 
  • bird watching
  • marine journeys 
  • nautical sports
  • fishing
  • horseback riding
  • cycling

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