Cayo Santa María, Cuba
Cayo Santa María is located at northeast of the province of Villa Clara. This paradisiacal islet is reached through a 48 kilometer pedraplén, built on rocks deposited on the seabed. This pedraplén join Cayo las Brujas, Cayo Ensenachos and Cayo Santa María turning them into more than 17 kilometers of beautiful beaches.
Why include Cayo Santa María in your itinerary? This tourist pole with more than 500 rooms allows the visitor to be in contact with a preserved and almost magical nature. This is not the only reason to choose it, MojitoTravels.com leaves you with 5 more reasons:
- Cayo Santa María has attractive facilities designed for the delight of visitors: dolphinarium, marina and other proposals.
- The preservation of the environment is present in all these facilities as well as in the causeway that connects the key to the main island. The pedraplén received the Ibero-American prize “Puente de Alcántara” in correspondence to its expected execution and environmental monitoring.
- The 17 kilometers of beach (Cayo Las Brujas, Cayo Ensenachos and Cayo Sanata María) are ideal for the practice of contemplative diving and underwater photography.
- On the way to Cayo Santa María is the city of Remedios, which is well worth a visit. Remedios was the eighth village founded by the Spaniards just over 500 years ago. It treasures a cultural and architectural heritage that has its summit in the Major Parochial Church (XVI century).
- The visit to Cayo Santa María can be complemented with a visit to the historic city of Santa Clara where the Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara Sculptural Ensemble is located. This place opened in 1988 has a museum that displays photographs of documents and objects about the life and work of Che. The Memorial is the space where the remains of Che and the combatants who fought in the Bolivian jungle in 1967 rest.