Top things to do

Top Choice Beach in Cayo Largo del Sur

Playa Sirena

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 several football pitches. Tourists on day trips from Havana a…
Top Choice Seafood in Cayo Largo del Sur

Ranchón Playa Sirena

A rather fetching beach bar amid the Playa Sirena palm trees, with Latino Tom Cruises tossing around the cocktail glasses. Good food is also served here, and a buffet (CUC$20) happens if enough tourists are around. …
Wildlife Reserve in Cayo Largo del Sur

Vivero de Crocodrilos

A beautiful, old building on Cayo Largo? You'd better believe it. Just past the turn-offs to the Sol resorts, the stone tower marking the Vivero de Crocodrilos dates from 1951 – the island's first construction. Here…
Island in Cayo Largo del Sur

Cayo Rico

A big day-trip destination is this island between Cayo Largo and Isla de la Juventud. Boat excursions to the beaches leave from the hotels (for around CUC$69 per person). Rico also has a simple beach restaurant that…
Island in Cayo Largo del Sur

Cayo del Rosario

This island between Cayo Largo and Isla de la Juventud is a popular day-trip destination. Boat excursions to the beaches leave from the hotels (for around CUC$69 per person) and also from Marina Internacional Cayo L…
Beach in Cayo Largo del Sur

Playa los Cocos

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 Blanca.
Island in Cayo Largo del Sur

Cayo Iguana

Off the northwest tip of Cayo Largo, Cayo Iguana is home to, that's right, hundreds of iguanas. A yacht trip with snorkeling will cost you CUC$44.
Cigars in Cayo Largo del Sur

Casa de Habano

Buy cigars at this shop in Combinado.
Nature Reserve in Cayo Largo del Sur

Granja de las Tortugas

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 organize nighttime turtle-watching on the Cayo's beaches, on…
Cafe in Cayo Largo del Sur

Taberna el Pirata

Taberna el Pirata is primarily a haunt for boat hands, resort workers and the odd escaped tourist alongside Marina Internacional Cayo Largo. Icy beer, throat-burningly strong coffee, sandwiches and chips in pleasant…