Ciego de Avila



Ciego de Avila is located in the center of the island, a place chosen by the North American writer Ernest Hemingway to fish in its calm and crystalline waters.

It has beautiful landscapes of varied flora and fauna and has one of the largest colonies of flamingos in the country south of Cayo Coco.

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Surrounding Ciego de AvilaBoth to the north and to the south, it is flanked by two of the most important tourist archipelagos in Cuba: King's gardens and Queen's Gardens.

In Jardines del Rey are the well-known tourist centers Cayo Coco & Cayo Guillermo, with incredible beaches and an authentic natural aquarium for lovers of recreational diving.

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Queen's Gardens is listed as one of the best diving destinations in Cuba, having been proposed for Marine World Heritage by UNESCO.


Cayo Coco Ciego Avila

The northern keys of Ciego de Ávila have a special attraction, the turquoise blue and crystalline water of its keys is unique on the island.

Within the area, Cayo Coco It is the second most visited sun and beach destination by tourists after Varadero.

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This key also has the International Airport King's gardensCayo William It is also famous for its waters and its beaches -such as the well-known Pilar Beach and its beautiful dunes- and for being one of the three spots for kitesurfing in Cuba.


laguna de la leche de moron

Two important freshwater lagoons are located in Ciego de Ávila. They are integrated into the hydrological system of Jardines del Rey: the milk lagoon and the La Redonda Lagoon.

Both register beautiful landscapes and channels ideal for recreation and fishing. especially the milk lagoon It is the largest natural lake in Cuba, with 66km2. Its waters, a mixture of sweet and salty, are ideal for fishing or boating.

Flora and fauna

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The Cunagua Hill, an important reserve of flora and fauna is another of the natural attractions of Ciego de Ávila.

With its 364m above sea level, it is the highest point in the province and offers incredible views of the city and the ocean.

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In addition, it offers excellent opportunities for bird watching on its different trails.

As for the fauna, there are more than 200 species of birds inventoried, molluscs and reptiles also abound. The largest flamingo colony in the country is very famous, located south of Cayo Coco.