The Cuban archipelago, full of attractions for tourism in the most diverse scenarios, extends its recreational options to the islets that make up the system.
In that regard, Cayo Cruz, which is integrated into Jardines del Rey (King's Gardens), stands out, with an area of 26 square kilometers, fine sand beaches and crystal-clear blue-green waters.
In addition to its qualities for classic sun and beach tourism, the scenario is also distinguished by its geographical and environmental conditions, including being a safe haven for migratory birds and being located in the vicinity the largest nesting site of pink flamingos in the Caribbean.
Plans envisage building some 25,000 hotel rooms on Cayo Cruz, Megano Grande, Guajaba and Cayo Sabinal and the first establishment is already under construction.
Precisely, this islet concentrates important investments, including a hotel with 546 rooms distributed in two areas with six bungalows each.
Moreover, a main building and a wide network of restaurants, swimming pools, bars, thatch-roof restaurants, gymnasiums and theater, among other services, are planned.
The works also include the technical infrastructure necessary to sustain the tourist destination, which requires hundreds of kilometers of road, and hydraulic, electrical and communications networks.
In addition, there are warehouses, transport bases, waste treatment plants, tanks for water supply, laundry and power generation facilities.
Some 21 kilometers of excellent beaches are available, which supports the plans to build 12,000 rooms in five buildings.
Cayo Cruz is linked to mainland in the area of Jigüey beach by a causeway that is more than 40 kilometers long that goes through Cayo Romano.
Besides, other structures will be built on the key, including a tourist town that will have spa services, a convention center, a cigar house, several restaurants, a shopping gallery, a bowling alley, an ice cream parlor, a party room and a small hotel with 60 rooms. In the eastern province of Camagüey is Santa Lucia, with 22 kilometers of beaches and the largest coral reef in Latin America.
Visitors can practice several nautical activities, enjoy fishing and boat trips, while diving is another fundamental attraction.
In the north of the province, there are some 35 dive sites, including sunken ships from the 19th and 20th centuries, in the midst of an environment of inhabited by several marine species.
This way, any tourist project in the area finds its complement in the many attractions of the islets that make up the Cuban archipelago.