Cayo Coco is an island of about 17 kms in length, connected to the mainland by a
The main goal of a holiday in Cayo Coco is to take a breather. The primary attraction
of this small paradise is the spectacular beach and the breathtaking scenery.
Enjoy silky white sand beaches and crystal clear water. The whole island is an environmentally
protected area, home to the largest colony of pink flamingos in the world, as well
as pelicans and other seabirds, woodpeckers and of course, the coco bird which gives
the island its name.
A coral reef more than 10 kms in length runs along one side of the island, offering
wonderful opportunities for snorkellers and scuba divers. The exceptionally clear
water affords even novice snorkellers the opportunity to glimpse another world.
Since the reef is only 10-30 meters below the surface, one can see an amazing variety
of colourful fish with minimal effort. Special trails dedicated to hiking and cycling
are also available for those looking for some land activities.
So pack sunglasses, a hat, sun-block, your camera and lots of film and head to this
island of tranquility.
Language spoken in Cayo Coco Spanish. English widely spoken in most areas.
Currency and exchange used in Cayo Coco
The Cuban Convertible Peso is the local currency, although Canadian dollars are
recommended. Most hotels have a money exchange office on site, although not all
will exchange Canadian travel cheques. Visa and Mastercard cheques and credit cards
are widely accepted. Regrettably, American Express cheques and credit cards are
not commonly accepted. ATM's are not available in Cuba.
Voltage in Cayo Coco
110V or 220V (Adapters may be required at select hotels and are available on a very
limited basis. We suggest you bring your own.) Vacation packing checklist Click
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Mandatory Check-in of Mobility Aids Many countries, including Cuba, require that any mobility device (wheelchair, scooter, walker etc.) be screened and x-rayed prior to being loaded onto the return flight. Therefore, passengers are not permitted by the Airport Authority to 'gate-check' their devices. The Airport Authority will provide wheelchairs for passenger's use while in the airport at the check-in counter.
While on vacation in Cayo Coco
Sunwing suggests the recommendations below while traveling on vacation to Cayo Coco
to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
Resort Check-in Information
Please have your Sunwing hotel voucher ready for check-in at the hotel's reception.
Based upon your arrival and check-in time, it is possible that your room may not
be ready. Pack your bathing suit, shorts and sunscreen in your carry-on so that
you can enjoy the facilities until your room is available.
Our welcome briefing provides valuable information on Cayo Coco, your hotel services,
money exchange, shopping, and excursions. We will also inform you about the departure
procedure and answer any questions you may have. Make sure to attend yours.
Help in Destination
Your friendly Sunwing destination representative is available in Cayo Coco should
you require assistance. Please check the Sunwing Vacations information boards or
binders located in your hotel for a schedule of when your Sunwing destination representative
It is recommended that you drink bottled water while in Cayo Coco. Most hotels offer
bottled water in your hotel room and can also be purchased in the hotel's shop and
in grocery stores. The ice and drinking water served in the hotels are generally
made from purified water.
Long Distance Calls
Long distance telephone charges in Cayo Coco can be quite expensive. It is recommended
to make a collect call or use your calling card. Service charges may apply when
calling from your hotel room.
Safety Deposit Boxes
Please use your safety deposit box for all your valuables, cash and travel documents.
Some hotels in Cayo Coco provide safety deposit boxes free of charge while others
may require a nominal fee. You will be required to pay a penalty fee if you lose
Traveling to foreign destinations can be very exhilarating. Tourists must be aware
that potential problems and risks to your personal safety could exist anywhere.
Please use the same personal safety precautions and common sense on your vacation
that you would at home e.g. apply sunscreen frequently, do not swim alone and do
not display cash. Avoid venturing out alone and beware of dark or isolated areas.
Taxes and Tipping
Generally, taxes are automatically added to purchases. The tipping percentage is
similar to that at home. If you receive good service, please express your gratitude
and offer a tip.
Your Flight Home
Please check the Sunwing Vacations information boards or binders located in your
hotel to reconfirm your flight from Cayo Coco and its departure time. As a friendly
reminder, make sure that you have packed your flight documents, medication, or any
articles that you must have with you at all times in your carry-on luggage. Seat
selection is on a first come, first serve basis at the airport, unless previously
booked and paid for prior to your departure.
Documents needed to visit Cayo Coco Canadian Citizens must carry a valid Canadian Passport Canadian Citizens please click here Non-Canadian citizens please contact the Cuba consulate
or embassy prior to booking or contact Sunwing for further assistance.