Cayo Largo

Cayo Largo, Cuba
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The Canarreos Archipelago of Cuba is composed of numerous small islands. The second largest island in this archipelago is the Cayo Largo del Sur, or simply Cayo Largo. This island is like a whole resort. It measures less than 3 kilometers wide and 25 kilometers long. There are no permanent residents on the island. Resort workers live on the small islands nearby.

Cayo Largo is said to be a limestone island. It is an island that took millions and millions of years to form. The pearl white sand beach of Cayo Largo came from marine organisms. Like Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Largo is well known for its coral reefs. Marine life is the main tourist attraction in this area. The current is very peaceful which makes it an ideal vacation spot for families with infants.

Cayo Largo is surrounded by shallow water on one side and deep water on the other. Most resorts are located at the mouth of the shallow beaches. Tourists may opt to relax under the sun or enjoy taking a dip in the crystal clear waters of Cayo Largo. Or they may ride a boat and appreciate the natural beauty of the island.

The temperature in this are ranges from 23 to 29 degrees Celsius. Temperature is observed to be hottest during the months of July and August and coldest during January and February. The island’s wildlife is another site to see. The north of the island is the home of several rare species of both plants and animals.

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