Cheap Cayo Coco Holidays
One of the most beautiful islands in the Jardines del Rey, Cayo Coco is a tropical island with white sand beaches, endless sun and even its own population of pink flamingos. With its own international airport, Cayo Coco holidays are as easy as stepping on a plane and stepping off right onto the beach. Enjoy water sports, spa treatments, fresh seafood and hours of soaking up the sunshine in one of Cuba’s most sought after destinations.
20°C to 30°C through the year with sea temperatures in the high 20s.
Cayo Coco (Jardines del Rey) International Airport: Around 10 miles to many of the beachside hotels and a quick taxi ride.
Book a cheap holiday to Cayo Coco with Airtours and make footprints on the white sand beaches, snorkel on coral reefs and sample delicious local seafood with an ocean view.
Cayo Coco, The Cayos
What is included ?
Cayo Coco, The Cayos
What is included ?
Situated in the beautiful Jardines del Rey archipelago, Cayo Coco is a dream destination. Thanks to its airport and causeway to the mainland, it’s also one of the easiest places in the King’s Garden island chain to get to. With All Inclusive hotels, white sand beaches, water sports and restaurants, Cayo Coco beach holidays are fun for all the family.
The warm water temperatures all year round combined with the coral reef make Cayo Coco a great place for any water based activity. Thanks to the water visibility of the Jardines del Rey, SCUBA diving and snorkelling are great activities to try, and exotic reef fish are a guaranteed sight. If you like to be on the water, dinghy sailing, pedal boating, kayaking and windsurfing are just some of the activities you can enjoy and catamaran tours are available if you want the sea views without getting wet. Thanks to cheap deals at All Inclusive hotels, many of these activities are included in the price of your holiday and you can simply pick and choose.
With a causeway direct to the mainland, Cayo Coco is in a good location if you want to take a day or two to see more of Cuba itself. You can easily arrange a jeep tour to take you inland to mountains, forests and huge waterfalls. Fancy seeing a bit of Cuba’s culture? With rum factories, sugar plantations and coffee estates, you can see exactly how these everyday products are farmed and made right from the source.
One of the best things about going to a new country is experiencing the local cuisine, and Cuba is no different. Full of ingredients you simply can’t get back home; restaurants in Cayo Coco will make you unable to say anything but ‘mmm’. Enjoy tasting amazing, fresh seafood that’s caught locally and served the same day. Lobster and fish are widely available for very good prices and there are always Caribbean rice and bean dishes to enjoy. Steak, pizza and pasta are also on the menu in lots of places for those not keen on seafood.
Family fun: Cayo Coco is the place to be for families in the Jardines del Rey, with its wide range of activities like beach horse riding, glass bottom boat tours and snorkelling.
Sunbathers: With year round sunshine and warm sea temperatures, Cayo Coco is a paradise for sunbathers and beach lovers. Relax on the white sand with a drink and a good book or make sandcastles with the kids and swing gently in a hammock under the palm trees.
Adventurers: With a causeway linking it to the land, Cayo Coco is a good base with its All Inclusive hotel deals but the mainland isn’t far away; hop on a jeep tour and go exploring in the wilds of Cuba, see waterfalls, plantations and even mountains.
Currency: Cuba has dual currencies, the Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) for tourists and the Cuban Peso (CUP) for locals. You can use either but in more tourist-based areas such as Cayo Coco, the CUC is the most widely used and will most likely be all you need.
Size: Cayo Coco is one of the larger cays at 143 square miles.
Location: In the Jardines del Rey archipelago on Cuba’s northern coastline.
Flight time: Cayo Coco usually requires a connecting flight to get to from London, making the flight time around 13 hours.
Temperature: With summer averages of 28°C and winter averages of 22°C, Cayo Coco is warm and sunny all year round with sea temperatures in the high 20s.
Best time to visit: The winter and spring months are the driest but rain showers in summer are usually short lived. With hot weather all year round, Cayo Coco is a holiday destination for every month. Cuba is in the summer hurricane area but they don’t occur often.
By Taxi: Taxis are affordable and easy to find but agree on the fare first. Airport transfers can be arranged through hotels.
By Hire Car: It’s possible to hire cars through hotels, airports and online. Be careful driving on poorly maintained roads.
By Bus: Buses are cheap and a good way to explore further inland, but they don’t always run on schedule. Buses travel between hotels in Cayo Coco.
By Scooter: Hiring a scooter in Cayo Coco is an excellent way to explore the islands and they can be rented for cheaper than jeeps and cars.
For musicians: The Jardines del Rey Jazz Festival is a big event in the city of Morón, just south of Cayo Coco on the mainland. It’s a must for any lover of jazz and a great way to dive into the local culture and heritage.
For festival lovers: Laguna de Leche is a natural lake with milky blue water due to its clay sediment. A wonder to see, it also hosts the Water Festival every year in September with music, dancing and carnival activities.
For cultural explorers: Get stuck right into the Cuban culture with the Morón Festival, held in the city of Morón near Cayo Coco each June. With music, street food, markets and folk dancing, you’ll see Cuban tradition at its best.