A Touch of Cayo Coco: Beaches and Nature

Somewhere in Cayo Coco, Cuba. Sometime during the “prohibition” years…

Cayo Coco (“The Keys”) is an wild island in central Cuba with a colorful past. A hideout for pirates during the colonial times and a target of a Cuban exile group who used machine guns to attack the first resort opened on the island in 1994 and 1995.

The island provided settings for Ernest Hemingway‘s Islands in the Stream and The Old Man and the Sea. (Wikipedia)

White sand and calm beaches, protected by a 400 kilometer long coral barrier.

Cayo Coco Beaches Photos

“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.” – John F. Kennedy

Cayo Coco beach

Palm trees

Strange flower


Cayo Coco pink flower

Cayo Coco beach

Orange butterfly


Yellow flower

Green leaves

Cayo Coco beach plant

Tree in the wind

Cayo Coco

Rocks and shells

Rocky beach

Sunset and shells


Cayo Coco sunset

Photos taken with Sigma DP0 Quattro and Pixel 6.