Ah, Cayo Guillermo: haunt of pink flamingos, agreeably blond beaches and Cuba's second-most famous Ernesto after Mr Guevara – Señor Hemingway. It was Hemingway who initiated Guillermo's early publicity drive, describing it radiantly in his posthumously published Cuban novel Islands in the Stream (1970).
Laguna de la Leche & Laguna la Redonda
Aquatic action creates significant waves at these two large natural lakes just north of Morón, where fish are abundant and you can hire your own motor boat to make a splash in the mangroves. Both lakes offer food, fishing trips and various boating options. Smaller Redonda is on the Cayo Coco day-trip circuit and has better tourist infrastructure.
Loma de Cunagua
Rising like a huge termite mound above the surrounding flatlands, the Loma de Cunagua, east of Morón, is a protected flora and fauna reserve harboring a ranchón-style restaurant, a small network of trails and excellent birdwatching opportunities. At 364m above sea level, it's Ciego de Ávila Province’s highest point and views over land and ocean are expansive.
Hold your horses (and cows). You're not in the keys quite yet; Isla Turiguanó isn't a real island but a drained swamp that plays host to a cattle-breeding ranch, a model revolutionary community and one of Cuba's three pioneering wind farms. People stop here for the rodeos and Dutch-style architecture.