Located in the
heart of the Caribbean, at the Eastern end of the Canarreos
Archipelago, Cayo Largo del Sur is a little bit of a paradise.
Its beautiful coral reefs, which are relatively close to the
surface, provide refuge for a great variety of rich, which
makes this an ideal place for snorkeling. Nature went all
out when it created this shallow area near an almost vertical
break in the ocean wall, where you can see a wealth of sponges
and large fishes.
The key offers excellent conditions for fishing, scuba diving
and for aboard living. Excursions and seafaring set outset
out from here to nearby Cayo Rico, whose banks of mollusks
are a special attraction; Cayo Iguana, the natural habitat
of hundreds of reptiles that look like mini-dinosaurs; Quinto
Canal, an enormous sandbank surrounded by clean, shallow water.
These are only some of the sites of impressive beauty close
to the key.
The marina has two international scuba diving centers -Playa
Sirena and Cayo Largo- that offer scuba diving classes at
all levels, with internationally recognized certificates.
The key has 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) of virgin beaches
(whose extremely white sand never gets too hot) and tiny neighboring
keys where you can charge your batteries from the powerful
life force of nature. Here, you can go fishing with full gear
or just mask, fins and snorkel or go on group excursions in