Playa Tortuga

Isla de la Juventud & Cayo Largo del Sur

Beyond Playa los Cocos at the far end of the island is this beach, where sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand in the summer.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Isla de la Juventud & Cayo Largo del Sur attractions

1. Playa los Cocos

4.59 MILES

You can head up the island's east coast via this beach, where there is good snorkeling, but no shade or facilities. The paved road gives out after Playa…

2. Vivero de Crocodrilos


A beautiful, old building on Cayo Largo? You'd better believe it. Just past the turnoffs to the Sol resorts, the stone tower marking the Vivero de…

3. Centro de Rescate de Tortugas Marinas

10.07 MILES

A small, often-closed complex beyond the airstrip on the northwest end of the island in the settlement of Combinado. From May to September guides here can…

4. Cayo Iguana

10.6 MILES

Off the northwest tip of Cayo Largo, Cayo Iguana is home to, that's right, hundreds of iguanas. A catamaran trip with snorkeling and lunch will cost you…

5. Playa Sirena

10.89 MILES

Cayo Largo's (and, perhaps, Cuba's) finest beach is the broad westward-facing Playa Sirena, where 2km of powdery white sand is wide enough to accommodate…

6. Cayo Rico

15.84 MILES

A big day-trip destination between Cayo Largo and Isla de la Juventud. Boat excursions to the beaches leave from the hotels (for around CUC$85 per person)…