Jardines del Rey is part of the Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago off the northern coast of Ciego de Ávila province. Comprised of more than 2500 cays and islets, it’s the longest of the four archipelagos near the island of Cuba and makes an idyllic escape for visitors. Governor Diego Velázquez named this archipelago Jardines del Rey (The King’s Gardens) in honor of Ferdinand the Catholic, of Spain, in 1514. Now, more than 500 years later, this island group still has new things for you to discover!
Coco and Guillermo Cays are two of the most spectacularly and naturally beautiful islets in the chain, where modern comforts have been added carefully, to complement and protect the environment. Three other Cayos – Las Brujas, Ensenachos, and Santa María – feature world-class beaches and resorts and are close enough to the charming small town of Remedios for a daytrip. Paredón Grande (Big Wall) - the smallest of these cays, but in no way inferior to the others - is about to be developed for tourism.
The Jardines del Rey (The King’s Gardens) archipelago is especially attractive for visitors looking to combine a beach vacation with exceptionally beautiful natural surroundings – over 200 bird species live in the area and the high degree of marine and land conservation showcase Cuba’s environmental diversity.