KEY SANTA MARIA
The whole area occupied Cayo Santa Maria
is a remarkable reservoir of fauna and flora of Cuba, mainly due to the great biological diversity that allow their mangroves and for being home to large colonies of iguanas, gulls, pink flamingos, and a tremendous variety of birds in general.
Cayo Santa Maria
is considered as part of the Jardines del Rey archipelago
, and is located in the protected ecosystem of the Bay of Buenavista,
declared by UNESCO.
However, the most impressive in the landscape are the white sand beaches,
warm waters and tropical shades of blue, stretching for over 10 km
. All that in the region of greatest potential within the current Cuban tourism.
A Cayo Santa Maria
is accessed by a stone-road called riprap breakwater (Pedraplen)
, which includes 46 bridges
for the circulation of water currents and spans an impressive distance of 48 km
, who later won a civil engineering Award "Alcantara"
, is a monumental achievement was building ten years.
The total area covered Cayo Santa Maria is 13 km2
, making it the largest of the hundreds that exist in the region.
The excellent natural conditions of its beaches have enabled the foundation of a hotel infrastructure frontline in Cuba, which still continues in development.
Cayo Santa Maria includes the Pueblo La Estrella (The Start Town)
, which serves as headquarters of a craft fair where local artists exhibit their pieces, especially of Santa Clara, Remedios and Caibarien
. It also incorporates souvenir shops, spas, restaurants, a bowling alley and a nightclub, visited every night by vacationers staying at the cay own hotels, as well as their neighbors Cayo Las Brujas and Cayo Ensenachos.
Cayo Santa Maria is a safe bet for those who intend to take a vacation paradise beach, bright sun and blue water!!!