Cayo Santa Maria is an island off the north central coast of Cuba. It is referred to by many as a tropical paradise.
Not only is this island full of beauty to be admired, but cayo santa maria excursions will also allow you the opportunity of enjoying a number of different activities to make the most of your time in Cayo Santa Maria. These activities include day or sunset cruises, snorkeling, beach time, jeep safaris, dolphin shows and a tour of both old and new Havana. Whether you are looking for a relaxing time or some thrills to enjoy, Cayo Santa Maria offers it all through the different excursions it offers.
What’s an island without a cruise? At Cayo Santa Maria, there are two types of cruises you can enjoy: a day cruise and a sunset cruise aboard a catamaran, better known by many as a yacht, to the neighboring islands Tio Pepe and Frances. Both cruises will allow you to see the San Pascual ship, which is a sunken vessel that has been there since 1933, and which was one of only three ships built of its kind. To make the most of your cruise, be sure to check out the open bar and enjoy the music, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for dolphins and sea birds you will probably see while on board. The sunset cruise tour, which starts at 4:30pm and ends at 9pm also offers a lobster dinner. The Catamaran Cruise, which is the day cruise, goes on from 9am to 4:30pm. If you want to go on a snorkeling adventure, then this cruise is for you. Cayo Santa Maria is known to have the biggest coral reef in the world, allowing for complex and colored forms of life you can admire through the warm and transparent waters of the area.
Another great excursion in the area is the Jeep Safari. A valid driver’s license is required to be able to drive a Jeep, however, if nobody in your party has a driver’s license you can be paired with another group and still enjoy the excursion. This excursion consists of everything from a rooster fight and milking a cow, to swimming in a river with a small waterfall and horseback riding. The drive from one stop to another will also allow you to take in the beautiful landscape and clean countryside of the area. This excursion lasts from 8:30am to 6pm.
The bus ride to Cienfuegos is another adventure that will allow you to enjoy some time with dolphins. You will get to swim with them, and have twenty minutes to touch them, after which you get to enjoy a sea lion and dolphin show. This excursion ends with a visit to the commercial center of Cienfuegos, known for its wide streets and architectural styles.
Havana by Air is a fifty minute flight to the capital. This excursion will take you on a tour of New Havana’s tourist attractions, as well as Old Havana’s landmarks, which you won’t want to miss.
Whether you’re looking for a fun and exciting adventure, a Cayo Santa Maria excursion will not fall short of your expectations.