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In recent years, the remote northern cayes, east of Varadero, have also been developed.

Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Ensenachos and Cayo las Brujas are all small islets connected to the mainland by a causeway. They are covered in thick mangroves and are important bird nesting sites with idyllic beaches and sparkling seas.


The resorts here are mainly large but are newer than many in Varadero and provide a quieter alternative, in a pristine setting, whilst still offering a high standard of accommodation, and excellent facilities.

Cayo las Brujas in particular has a delightful small hotel with wooden cabins connected by a boardwalk offering comfortable and peaceful lodgings with a stunning beach.

These cayes are all within a four hour drive of Havana and Trinidad.

Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo

Further to the east lie Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo, two well established built up cayes, with a good selection of all-inclusive resorts.

Cayo Guillermo is home to Playa Pilar, reputed as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean and also resident to a large flamingo population.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Northern Cayes

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Northern Cayes, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Accommodation choices for Northern Cayes

We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Northern Cayes. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

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    Places in and around Northern Cayes