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Experience Cayo Coco

Fast facts
  • Explore everglades, mangroves; spot flamingos and spoonbills in their natural habitat
  • Unwind on 22 kilometres of sandy white beaches
  • Dive into crystal clear waters offering excellent scuba diving conditions
  • Part of Jardines del Rey archipelago, featured in Ernest Hemingway's novel Islands in the Stream

Dubbed the Cuban Keys, the islands of Jardines del Rey - home to Cayo Coco – were immortalized in Ernest Hemingway’s novels Islands in the Stream and The Old Man and the Sea. The keys remain the ecological paradise he wrote about in these novels. Around them are over 400 kilometres of vibrant coral reefs, just waiting to be explored by visiting divers and snorkelers. Fish where Hemingway cast his lines for grouper, snapper, mackerel, marlin and swordfish, find out where his boat docked in Pilar; dine on a traditional Latin American dish of arroz con pollo paired with a refreshing mojito or daiquiri; or simply watch thousands of wild flamingos feed in the shallow waters. Cayo Coco remains a perfect vacation hideaway for those looking for a true piece of tropical heaven.

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Travel tips

National language: Spanish

Currency: CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso). We recommend travellers bring CAD (Canadian Dollars) to exchange to CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso) at their resort. Please avoid bringing damaged or ripped bills for exchange.

Language notes: Hola! While the local language is Spanish, many locals speak English. Your destination reprentatives can also help with any common phrases or translation help.

Voltage: 110V

Travel tips: Canadian devices use 120 V and will work with 110 V. Many resorts have 120 V plugs. For older devices, items using motors or heating (heated beauty tools, electric toothbrushes) and three-prong plugs we recommend bringing an adaptor with voltage conversion.

What to pack: Don’t know what to bring? Don’t worry. Click Here for a full checklist to print and refer to when packing for your all-inclusive vacation in Cayo Coco.

What to buy: Havana Club rum is a popular export due to its high quality and excellent taste. Another famous export and souvenir among tourists are Cohiba cigars. Cuban coffee is well recognized with Cubita Coffee being the most popular brand in the country.

Getting around: Your local Sunwing Experiences representative will handle your airport transfers, providing you with round-trip transportation from the airport to your resort and back. To discover all the incredible things to do and see, Sunwing Experiences will take you on a range of exciting tours and excursions.

What to do: Cayo Coco is home to some of the world’s best scuba diving and snorkelling conditions; be sure to explore the deep blue and colourful coral reef off the coast.

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