Hotels in Cayo Santa Maria
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Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria
Cayo Santa Maria 11 mi from city centre
Pack your bags and head over to Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria resort in gorgeous Cuba!. Every guest is unique and our goal is for...
Sol Cayo Santa María
Cayo Santa Maria 5.7 mi from city centre
This all-inclusive hotel provides an island paradise on Cuba's north coast. The resort is perfectly...
Memories Paraiso Beach Resort
Cayo Santa Maria 3.3 mi from city centre
The nearest airport is Jardines del Rey International Airport, 75 km from Memories Paraiso Beach Resort.
Starfish Cayo Santa Maria
Cayo Santa Maria 4 mi from city centre
Location: Key Santa Maria, within the 'Jardines del Rey' archipelago, north coast of Villa Clara province and Cuba central...
Meliá Las Dunas
Cayo Santa Maria 5 mi from city centre
This hotel lies on Santa Maria cay, a sand island belonging to the Jardines del Rey archipelago. The area in which the hotel...
Meliá Cayo Santa María
Cayo Santa Maria 5.3 mi from city centre
This hotel is located on an island paradise off the north coast of Cuba. It is named after the island of Santa Maria, which...
Valentin Perla Blanca - Adults Only
Cayo Santa Maria 1.1 mi from city centre
Valentin Perla Blanca is an adult-only (18+ years old) luxury resort with more than 1000 yards of fine white sand beaches...
Book your cheap hotel in Cayo Santa María
Situated off the north central coast of Cuba, Cayo Santa Maria is a heavenly small island holiday destination that is known for its award winning luxury all-inclusive resorts and its sweeping stretches of white sandy beaches. It is the ideal place for a seriously chill holiday of lazy days and nights, with opportunities for excursions to the mainland via a causeway.
Visitors hoping to find luxury for a lower price can do in Cayo Santa Maria thanks to some affordable options in friendly, comfortable hotels.
Neighbourhoods of Cayo Santa Maria
Cayo Santa Maria consists of a number of surrounding districts:
- Cayos de la Herradura: This is the name of the archipelago that Cayo Santa Maria is actually located in. Also known as the Jardines Del Rey, it is in the Santi Spiritus province.
- Caibarien: Caibarien is the closest town on mainland Cuba and is connected to the island by a 48 km road and bridge.
- Beaches: The beaches on the island are generally owned by and named for the nearest hotel. All are public though and there is also a stretch for nude sunbathing..
- Cayo Santa María Wildlife Refuge: Running alongside Playa Las Gaviotas beach, the lush vegetation is home to birds such as the Cuban Trogon.
What to see and do in Cayo Santa Maria
The majority of tourist interest revolves around the hotels and beautiful beaches in Cayo Santa Maria, including a day of fun at Playa Las Gaviotas, beach walking, and snorkelling at Cayo Ensenachos and wonderful catamaran boat trips from the Megano Beach.There are good water sports including windsurfing and jet ski-ing.
What to eat in Cayo Santa Maria
Some of the best local dishes to try in Cayo Santa Maria include empanadas which are meat stuffed turnovers, arroz con pollo which is chicken and rice, and boniato con mojo which a sweet potato dish with a garlic and citrus sauce.
Typical events and festivals in Cayo Santa Maria
The culture on Cayo Santa Maria is very much focused on entertainment for the resort guests, and you will find that there are always a number of organised music events and party type festivities throughout the year organised by individual hotels.
How to move around in Cayo Santa Maria
Cayo Santa Maria is serviced by a number of open top double decker buses that tourists can ride around the island to take in all of the beautiful scenery.
The climate in Cayo Santa Maria
Cayo Santa Maria has a subtropical climate that is divided into two seasons, the wet season from May to October and the dry season from November to April. Dry season is the most popular time for tourism.
More interesting facts about and sights in Cayo Santa Maria
The very first hotel on the island was the Sol Cayo Santa Maria, opened in December of 2001.