Activities & Sports
Cayo Largo has unparalleled scuba diving with its many coral reefs, tunnels and vertical walls. There are 32 dive sites in all, some taking you 40 m down. Snorkeling spots include Lindamar beach, Cayo Rosario and Punta mal Tiempo.
Water sports abound and they include kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing and boating. And let's not forget sunbathing!
Fly fishing is a very popular activity since the bars offer ideal conditions for catching American shad, Macabi and Palometa. In deeper waters one can catch white marlin, swordfish, barracuda and Gilthead Bream.
Dining & Nightlife
The Taberne del Pirata offers music and traditional Cuban evenings.
If you want to dance the night away then try the Discoteca Hotel Pelícano, Disco Iguana Azul or D´Prisa Diego Grillo.
Most restaurants are located in the hotels and resorts. A few private restaurants specializing in Cuban cuisine are found by the marina.
Cuban cigars, rum and coffee are the most popular souvenirs, followed by wood handicraft and congas. Cuban music recordings are a must as well.
Languages: Spanish, English widely spoken in tourist areas.
Currency: CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso); CAD dollars easily exchanged but subject to 8% conversion fee (10% for US dollars and 11.24% for credit card charges). US-issued credit cards and travellers cheques are not accepted in Cuba.
Climate: With its subtropical climate, Cayo Largo has an almost eternal summer! Temperatures usually average from 22ºC to 30ºC during the day. The temperatures are generally a few degrees higher than the great island of Cuba. The wet season lasts from May to October.
Electricity: 110V or 220V (converters required) depending on hotel.
Canadian citizens require a valid passport to enter Cuba. All other nationalities please consult a vacation specialist or the Cuban Consulate at (416)234-8181 or the Cuban Tourist Board at (416) 362-0700.
Cuba tourist cards are supplied & validated with vacation packages. Some restrictions apply to tourists 18 years & under, when travelling without parents
Note: Some hotels require credit card imprint upon check-in for any incidental charges. Hotel check-in is typically between 3pm and 4pm. If your flight arrives early, it is a good idea to pack essential items in your carry-on luggage (i.e. bathing suit, suntan lotion, medications, etc.), so you do not miss any valuable vacation time.
IMPORTANT:Each travelling passenger is responsible to pay a local departure tax in Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC). This fee is payable in cash at the airport in destination prior to boarding your flight, in the amount of CUC$25 (subject to change).