Keys, isles and islets make up the Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago. They were named Jardines del Rey by the Spaniards in the 1513-1514 period to honor King Fernando the Catholic. Coco and Guillermo keys stand out because of their beauty and are one of the most popular beach destinations in Cuba.
A causeway connects them to mainland. Jardines del Rey is located to the north of the eastern province of Ciego de Ávila. Coco Key covers 370 square kilometers and Guillermo Key, 13.2 square kilometers. The two have fine, white sand beaches with coral reefs and lush vegetation. Sol-Meliá Spanish hotel chain operates several luxurious, comfortable hotels on the beach.
From the keys, visitors can prepare their own itineraries. They can walk or take a wide range of vehicles to move around the region. Intimate, welcoming, attractive beaches are the main reason to stay at these fabulous resorts. There is an International Sports Fishing Center in the area. And there are excursions to spots outside the keys to get to know local traditions, artistic expressions and places of historical and cultural interest in the cities of Ciego de Ávila, Morón and Florencia.
Aside from ideal conditions for water sports at Jardines del Rey, visitors will find very well preserved ecosystems, including over 200 bird species. Trekking and flora and fauna watching lovers will be delighted. Coco Key and its neighboring isles are included in the Buenavista Reserve of the Biosphere.
Jardines del Rey has a modern international airport operating domestic flights to other leading tourist destinations in the island. Guillermo Key Marina provides immigration, customs and boat services.