Private transfer / 1-2 Persons
Distance from Varadero Beach to Cayo Santa Maria, 339 KMHow much a taxi cost from Varadero Beachto Cayo Santa Maria, 334 $
Varadero Beach - Cayo Santa Maria
Varadero is the famoust beach in Cuba and one of the most important destinations in the Caribbean. Varadero is the main tourist destination of the country. Its total area is 14.4 km square and its most important natural potential is the beach that is 20 375 m long with a sand strip of around 22 km wide and an average dune height of 1 m.
Cayo Santa Maria
Cayo Santa Maria, which is 13 kilometers long and 2 kilometers wide, boasts 11 kilometers of excellent beaches and is linked to the big island by a causeway on the sea. For those visiting the area, Ensenachos boasts one of the best beaches.
A 48-km-long road on the sea connects the largest island of the Cuban archipelago with Santa Maria, Las Brujas, Ensenachos among other keys. There is an air terminal on Cayo Las Brujas to receive small- and medium-size planes.
The islet, which was designated a "Biosphere Reserve" by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is inhabited by a wide range of animals, including ten endemic species.
Cayo Santa Maria is also home to large colonies of flamingos, seagulls and anhingas, as well as iguanas, mollusks and the so-called shrike bird. Other birds living on the key are the tocororo (Cuban trogon), which is Cuba's national bird, as well as woodpeckers and hawks.
Animal diversity is complemented with the region's exuberant flora, made up of 248 species, including 91 medicinal, 72 timber, 41 resign-producing and 40 ornamental species.
The key holds remnants of pre-Columbian cultures in caverns near the beaches, which boast beautiful underwater seascapes.
Another singularity of the region is the San Pascual boat, which ran aground near Cayo Frances almost 70 years ago, and has become a naval rarity, since it was made of reinforced concrete in San Francisco, California, in 1920. Also known by the local people as El Ponton, many consider the ship another islet. It offers vacationers the amenities of its 10 cabins and an enviable location to enjoy the region's attractions.
Nature itself has created the conditions for leisure, including a coral reef that attenuates the force of winds and waves, thus creating a unique environment to welcome thousands of vacationers who visit the region every year.
- Car rental offices next to Cayo Santa Maria
Hotel Memories Paradiso
Pedraplen Km 53 Cayo Santa Maria
042350126Hotel Las Dunas
Hotel Melia Las Dunas, Pedraplen Cayo Santa Maria
042350672Melia Santa Maria
Hotel Melia Santa Maria Pedraplen Cayo Santa Maria
Hotel Iberostar Ensenachos Pedraplen Km 41 Cayo Santa Maria
- Currency Exchange next to Cayo Santa Maria
Hotel Las Dunas - V. Clara
Martí No.152 e/ Calixto García y Camilo Cienfuegos
(5342) 350380 8km 618mHotel Ensenachos
(5342) 350353 11km 681mHotel Meliá Guillermo
(5333) 301688 33km 917m