The Cuban tourist activity sum tenders beyond the greater one of the Antilles, to take advantage of unique attractions of various islands that make up the archipelago. In that direction highlights Cayo Santa Maria, close to the central Cuban province of Villa Clara and become a site that attracts the interest of thousands of visitors each year. With 18 square kilometers of surface and at least a dozen kilometers of beaches, emerges as an option of weight in the Cuban tourist agenda to be easy access through a road on the sea called pedraplén.
In fact, for the vacationers are available beaches of suggestive names as White Pearl, Las Caletas, Canyon and Four Tips, complemented with an environment that invites you to enjoy a refreshing bath of sea. A path on the sea - called predaplen- 48 kilometers of extension serves as the liaison between the largest isle of the Cuban archipelago and Santa Maria, also other territories called brujas, Ensenachos Cobos, Majá, Fragoso, Frances, the Picúas and Español Adentro, among others. Also, as a complement to a system of channels is converted to a real aquatic labyrinth between the cays, at the same time it offers a huge potential for the tourism programs of contemplation and the nautical activity. The nature created the conditions for leisure, having a coralline barrier that allows you to dim on the beaches of the strength of the winds and also to prevent storm surges.
Cayo Santa Maria was declared by the United Nations Conference on Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) as a reserve of the biosphere. The fauna includes 10 species that make up the list of groups in the country, besides endemic of colonies of flamingos, gulls, corúas, lizards, iguanas and molluscs. The diversity of fauna in this islet is complemented with an exuberant Caribbean flora that includes 248 species, of which 91 are medicinal, 72 timber, 41 and 40. Ornamental honey , are also in that environment rich vestiges of pre-Columbian cultures in caves near the beaches, accompanied by beautiful underwater landscapes.* For the rest, hotel facilities with categories of four and five star highlighted in the tenders of Cayo Santa Maria, converted into a tourist destination in full expansion. As an element to be considered in the design and construction of all establishments have been followed rigorous planning guidelines to affect to a minimum the natural environment and integrate them into the landscape in the best possible way. Recreational proposals for vacationers include all kinds of water sports, tennis, golf, hiking, bicycles and horseback riding, complemented with excursions to nearby towns.