Convincing reasons to visit Cayo Guillermo

Horse riding at Cayo Guillermo

Horse riding at Cayo Guillermo ©

Cayo Guillermo is one of the most beautiful islands which surround Cuba. It is a very popular tourist resort which attracts dozens of visitors every year. As part of the Jardines de la Reina archipelago, the island is situated off the Atlantic coast of the country, belonging to the province of Ciego de Avila. Choosing this island as your holiday destination is with no doubt a great choice. In order to help you make a good decision, below I will present you the best convincing reasons to visit Cayo Guillermo. If you love pristine beaches, to practice water sports, to dive or if you love nature, I am sure that you will be amazed by this spectacular island!

The beach

As one of the several islands which form the archipelago of Jardines de la Reina, Cayo Guillermo is a very popular destination for the lovers of sea and sun. Due to the proximity of Cuba to the Tropic of Cancer, the climate of the country is subtropical. Thus, the annual average temperature varies from 20 to 35ºC. Cayo Guillermo is characterized by an ideal, warm temperature all year around which makes the beach of the island extremely attractive for tourists, although the dry season runs from December to April. The beach is long and pristine with white, soft sand. The water is shallow which make this beach attractive for the families with small children. If you decide to visit Cayo Guillermo, I am sure that you will be satisfied by this gorgeous beach.

Cayo Guillermo

Cayo Guillermo ©


Jardines de la Reina is considered one of the most popular diving sites in Cuba. Those who love this fantastic sport will surely be amazed of the sites at Cayo Guillermo. The dive sites surrounding the island are mainly located in relatively shallow waters. The highlight of the area is the variety of fish species. Diving here is like swimming in a huge aquarium. Kite-surfing is another popular activity which can be practiced on the island. It is recommended to bring your equipment with yourself, because it’s not sure you’ll be able to rent one. Cayo Guillermo is famous for its wonderful flora and fauna. Visitors can make great walking tours, discovering the island’s wildlife.

Horse riding at Cayo Guillermo

Horse riding at Cayo Guillermo ©


There are some great hotels on the island, offering excellent services and facilities to their guests. Three hotel chains are well-known: Iberostar, Sol Melia and Gran Caribe. A great thing about the hotels is that all of them have direct access to the beach. The hotels usually offer all inclusive services. Choose any of them and you will surely have a pleasant stay.

View over Cayo Guillermo

View over Cayo Guillermo ©




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