Cantiles Key, Cayo Largo. Cuba
- Destination: Cayo Largo
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- Address From: Cayo Largo del Sur, Archipielago de los Canarreos, Cuba
Description Cuban Keys: Cantiles Key, Cayo Largo. Cuba
Cayo Cantiles is inhabited by a considerable population of apes in wild state that it forms part of an experimental station of the Science, Technology and Environment Ministry (CITMA), for what some also identify it as "The Island of the Monkeys"
Cayo Cantiles is considered as a Biological Center of Reservation. In its surroundings it can also be practiced the sport fishing or the diving.
Cayo Cantiles, is a little monkey sanctuary, run by three workers. Otherwise, the island is uninhabited. Besides the monkeys, the little coral island was home to giant iguanas and jutias, those cute little rodenty animals, which they caught for pets.
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Cantiles Key is located in Cayo Largo
The Canarreos Archipelago is in the South Central region of the Cuban Archipelago. The gem of this group, which consists of around 300 cays, is Cayo Largo del Sur, one of the last virgin spots left on the planet. Here Nature was prodigal in beaches in its 17 miles (27 Km) of length.
Prestigious specialized publications such as the National Geographic have said that the seabed near Cayo Largo del Sur is one of the best-preserved on earth-the truth of which can be confirmed by diving at any of the 33 scuba-diving sites near the cay. Bird watching in its large mangrove swamps is also very rewarding. Also offers facilities for fishing; living on board; and sailing around the islet
Cayo Largo del Sur has 27 km (nearly 17 miles) of fine white sandy beaches. Some of the seven beaches on this islet-such as Paradise and Pretty Sea are very intimate; White Beach is protected by crags, and turtles come ashore to lay their eggs on Turtle Beach. The sand on Siren Beach never gets uncomfortably hot, no matter how strong the sun may be, and colonies of coral are easy to find near it at a depth of 35 m (115 feet).