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3 reasons Cayo Coco should be your next vacation destination

Whether you’re looking for stunning white-sand beaches, colourful coral reefs teeming with marine life or exciting adventures in a tropical paradise, Cayo Coco has something for everyone! With so much to experience on this beautiful island, we compiled our top three reasons why everyone should visit this stunning Cuban destination. Plus, from stunning beaches to convenient amenities, learn what makes Hotel Playa Paraiso the ideal choice for your Cayo Coco escape.

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Explore some of the best beaches in the world

With some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, Cayo Coco’s pristine shores are a haven for those looking to take advantage of Cuba’s tropical climate. Cayo Coco’s coast is made up of 11 white-sand beaches for travellers to enjoy, whether you’re soaking up the sun or relaxing under a shady palapa with a cold drink. While no vacation is complete without some time spent lounging on the beach, there’s also plenty of excitement to be had - from building sandcastles and beach volleyball to sunset parties on the soft sands.

Side view of person snorkelling above a coral reef
Snorkel alongside exotic marine life

Along the northern shores of Cayo Coco, you’ll find some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving in the world. The island’s white-sand beaches are protected from high surf by coral reef platforms, part of the second largest barrier reef on the planet – making it an ideal destination for underwater exploration. Keep an eye out for schools of tropical fish as well as sea turtles, rays, dolphins and more! There are also shipwrecks and underwater caves along the reef for you to discover.

Catamaran along the coast of Cayo Coco
Excursions for everyone

Whether you’re looking to lounge on a picturesque beach or explore the unique landscapes of Cayo Coco and the rest of the Jardines del Rey archipelago, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on this island paradise. Uncover more pristine beaches like Playa Pilar on Cayo Guillermo, which inspired the writing of novelist Ernest Hemingway. You can explore the waters around Cayo Coco and Jardines del Rey with speedboat tours or enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of swimming with dolphins on the Dolphin Swim excursion! While Cayo Coco may feel like its own private paradise, you can easily access the rest of Cuba with a Sunwing Experiences excursion. Explore Cuba’s rich culture and history on the Cuba: Sugar, Cigar and Rum tour where you’ll visit charming cities, museums, sugarcane plantations and meet the friendly and welcoming locals.

Pool surrounded by palm trees and resort buildings
Where to stay in Cayo Coco

Nestled on the white-sand shores of the famous Flamenco Beach between the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the lush, tropical forest of Cayo Coco, you’ll find Hotel Playa Paraiso. This charming property features the best of what Cayo Coco has to offer with access to a pristine beach, non-motorized water sports to explore the warm waters and adventures for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re heading on a romantic retreat for two or enjoying a family getaway, this all inclusive resort is the perfect place to stay when visiting this tropical oasis.

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