The largest of the Antilles extends its offer beyond their limits with the incorporation of unexplored islets and cays to the enjoyment of the vacationers. In the north of the Cuban province of Ciego de Avila is located which is considered as one of the destinations of more dynamic growth in the tourism sector in the country and that responds to the colonial name of Jardines del Rey. In the area, Guillermo is one of the smaller keys, with just 18 square kilometers, while boasts a diversity characteristic of the flora with species such as the big-leaf mahogany, the seedlings and the sabines.
Bird life is abundant in aquatic species, among which stands out the presence of a colony of pink flamingos, since they constitute a place of transit and to migratory bird nesting, in addition to the endemic to the country.
The flora and fauna of these islands is closely related to the Bahamas, in the case of a true paradise for lovers of nature, which can admire in trips on foot, on horseback or on excursions Also at its geography enclosed between the main attractions five kilometers of beautiful beaches, one of them named The Pilar, in honor of the yacht of same name of the famous American novelist Ernest Hemingway.
Linked to this, has the particularity of having additional dunes up to 16 meters of height, among the highest in the region. In addition, the above mentioned beach is considered among the best in the Cuban archipelago, backed by the quality and breadth of their strip of sand, joined to the crystal blue waters of the sea.
This small island has excellent hotel facilities with artificial lakes, swimming pools and all the offers of entertainment, animation and possible services in an environment barely altered by human presence, to ensure you an unforgettable stay. Cayo Guillermo is linked to the mainland by a track on the sea from Turiguanó, north of the province of Ciego de Avila, famous for its lagoons where the trout fishing constitutes a special attraction along with their excellent rural landscapes.
On the other hand, the paradisiacal marine funds of this Cayo, comparable to a huge aquarium, can be covered thanks to the existence of dive centers. Precisely the exuberant nature of cays as coconut, Guillermo and Paredon Grande led to Diego Velazquez to appoint this place as Jardines del Rey, in tribute to the Spanish monarch Ferdinand the Catholic.
The proximity of a coralline barrier of 400 kilometers, considered by the experts as the second in importance to the global level - after the Australian- adds a touch of distinction to the offer with the most varied activities of scuba diving for lovers of diving in the waters of pleasant temperature and excellent visibility. The vacationers have also in the cities of Ciego de Avila and Moron of proposals for visits to sites of historical-cultural interest in both diverse facilities and restaurants guarantee a comfortable stay.