Cayo Santa María: a unique landscape in the world
Have you ever seen a road stretch across the sea for 48 kilometres? In Cuba there’s a causeway joining this beautiful Caribbean island with a group of keys with over 500 islets with lush vegetation bounded by the second largest coral barrier reef on the planet. No one who has visited the keys in the province of Villa Clara has been immune to the charms of this impressive combination of nature and engineering; you will feel like you are floating on the sea as you cross it. Cayo Santa María, undoubtedly a unique landscape in the world, is well-known for the excellence of its almost unspoilt beaches and seabeds, its pristine waters and its marvellous natural environment.
This corner of nature is home to a welcoming resort divided into two areas, one for families and a quieter one for adults. At Meliá Las Dunas there are romantic locations for weddings, beautiful water mirrors, an unparalleled beach, a tourist resort and a fun entertainment programme that includes parties on the beach, a variety of sport activities, unlimited drinks and exquisite menus.
Tips for discovering the region: Caibarién, a fishing village where you can eat excellent seafood dishes in “paladars” (private restaurants) and see the Cuban way of life up close. Remedios, a village with a very well-kept colonial centre. If you visit in December, don’t miss the famous “Parrandas”, a typical local festival that attracts numerous visitors from all over the world. Santa Clara, the capital of Villa Clara province, location of the Ché Guevara Mausoleum and the Tren Blindado (armoured train) Museum and Trinidad, a town declared a world heritage site.