Attractions

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 Notable Building in Isla de la Juventud & Cayo Largo del Sur

Presidio Modelo

Welcome to the island's most impressive yet depressing sight. Located near Reparto Chacón, 5km east of Nueva Gerona, this striking prison was built between 1926 and 1931, during the repressive regime of Gerardo Mach…
Cave in The Southern Military Zone

Cueva de Punta del Este

The Cueva de Punta del Este, a national monument 59km southeast of Nueva Gerona, has been called the 'Sistine Chapel' of Caribbean Indian art. Long before the Spanish conquest (experts estimate around AD 800), India…
Beach in South of Nueva Gerona

Punta Francés

This beach is the location of the National Maritime Park, accessible by a 90-minute boat ride from the marina just south of Hotel Colony. The white-sand beach is ground zero for divers who head for the reefs just of…
Museum in Nueva Gerona

Museo Finca el Abra

On October 17, 1870, the teenage José Martí spent nine weeks of exile at this farm before his deportation to Spain. Legend has it that the revolutionary's mother forged the shackles he wore here into a ring, which M…
Crocodile Farm in South of Nueva Gerona

Criadero Cocodrilo

This farm has played an important part in crocodile conservation in Cuba over the last few years and the results are interesting to see. Harboring more than 500 crocodiles of all shapes and sizes, the criadero (hatc…
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 Isla de la Juventud & Cayo Largo del Sur

Playa Bibijagua

This unusual beach on the island's north coast, 4km to the east of Chacón, sports black sand rather than white and pine trees rather than palms. Facilities begin and end with a peso restaurant, but there's plenty of…