Cayo Santa Maria Holidays
Cayo Santa Maria is a small island situated north of Cuba that is connected to the mainland by a causeway. The 13-kilometre long island is part of a stretch of 400 islands that make up the King's Gardens, or Jardines del Rey.
Unesco has declared the area a Biosphere Reserve thanks to its range of natural beauty and wildlife which makes a holiday to Cayo Santa Maria all the more beautiful.
Who is Cayo Santa Maria Suitable For?
This unspoilt location, which has no permanent residents, is a perfect getaway destination for couples. Cayo Santa Maria holidays are also ideal for anyone wanting a secluded sunshine break with lots of beach time and the chance to explore the local area.
What are the beaches like in Cayo Santa Maria?
In Cayo Santa Maria you'll find 10km of white sand running into blue seas and lined with swaying palm trees.
The island is bordered by the second largest coral reef in the world, which provides a huge variety of marine life to look at. For an extra close encounter take part in snorkelling or scuba diving while you're spending a day at the beach.
Attractions in Cayo Santa Maria
Cayo Santa Maria may be a small resort but it has plenty of nearby attractions available for holidaymakers. Bird watching, cycling and walking are all popular pastimes with visitors.
You could spend the day on a jeep safari where you'll get the chance to see crocodiles and flamingos as well as amazing natural scenery.
Cruise around the neighbouring islands on a catamaran, spotting the marine life under your feet. The cruise will stop for a chance to let you snorkel and also to provide a secluded beachside meal.
If you're looking for a way to spend your evening on your Cayo Santa Maria holiday, a sunset cruise could be perfect. Sail out into the ocean and watch the sun going down whilst enjoying a lobster dinner and a view of the sunken vessel San Pascual.
- Nearest Airport
- Santa Clara & Cayo Coco
- Cuban Peso