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Welcome to our website dedicated to the small and quiet Cuban island paradise of Cayo Largo! Online since 2000, cayolargo.net has become the web's most complete source of information about Cayo Largo, Cuba.

Cayo Largo del Sur, known simply as Cayo Largo, is a natural paradise where you can feel a little like Robinson Crusoe on a deserted remote island far away from everything! This tiny island is located in the Caribbean Sea, East of the Youth island (Isla de la Juventud).

An almost virgin island for people who like nature and are looking for a non-commercial quiet place away from mass tourism. Cayo Largo is unique in many ways!

You'll find there a real easy-going, down-to-earth and friendly atmosphere, this is probably why the destination has always been known to also be gay-friendly and naturist-firendly. Cayo Largo is one of the very few places in Cuba where you'll find hotels with a section of beach which is Clothing Optional to enjoy an « Au Natural » suntan. Live and let live!

If you are looking for a party like ambiance, hectic nightlife, shopping malls, fancy Restaurants or worse ... A McDonald, you will be terribly disappointed and SHOULD NOT consider going to Cayo Largo! But, if you are looking for peace, pure relaxation, unpretentious comfort, and endless gorgeous virgin beaches... Then Cayo Largo might be for you!

Click to see a satellite photo of Cayo Largo showing the position of each hotel and services on the island. A crash course!

Playa Paraiso has been voted the third most beautiful beach in the world (Traveler's choice 2016). Cayo Largo has also been voted the most beautiful « Au Natural » beach in the UK Bare Beaches.

The unique nature of this beach resort gives it a very high number of repeat customers. Itís not uncommon in Cayo Largo to meet tourists who have enjoyed dozens of previous visits, especially within the naturists. In fact, a survey made in our bulletin board showed that 75% of the repeaters choose Cayo Largo for its Clothing Optional beaches. Try once, you will understand! ;-)

We also invite you to read and participate in our discussion forum dedicated to Cayo Largo, see the link at the top of the page. This forum is bilingual, please donít hesitate to post in English!

Our cayolargo.net website has been online since February 2000 and has been updated several times since. It contains thousands of pictures and hundreds of webpages. We humbly believe it is the most complete and detailed source of information about this Cuban destination. Having no business relationship (or otherwise) with any hotel chain or the Cuban government, our websites are created simply and solely for the purpose of keeping you informed about this beautiful Caribbean island that we had the chance to visit dozens of times... Enjoy!

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Please note that since the spring 2014, Cuban Immigration systematically stamps all passports when entering and leaving the country. And also: as of May 1, 2015, the Cuban Departure Tax is no longer paid at destination. It should now be included in the price of your trip when buying a flight-only or package to Cuba.

In October 2013 the Cuban Government announced its intention to eliminate their dual currency system (CUC and CUP). To the best of our knowledge, it seems like no schedule has been officially announced yet for this plan to eliminate the CUC and revalue the CUP; and so far (2015) there's no indication yet about when the CUC will be put out of circulation. More news to come.

To learn more about Cuba's climate and view the monthly averages and weather forecast for every tourist pole and some major Cuban cities.

Visit also our new website about Varadero, the largest and most visited beach resort in Cuba, boasting beautiful beaches, a wide variety of hotels, excursions and nightlife.

Summer 2018 - The Playa Blanca Hotel is closed for major renovations and the addition of new services. It will reopen on 1 November 2018 under a new name, Bella Isla Resort, and will no longer be managed by the Iberostar hotel group, but by the Grupo Hotelero Gran Caribe (who is the owner of the property).

From May 2017, the Villa Bellarena (wooden cabanas) section of the hotel Playa Blanca will now be offered by the Canadian tour operators. This section was previously reserved exclusively for Italian tourists.

December 2015 - The new cabanas section of the hotel Playa Blanca is now open and called Villa Bellarena.

Winter 2015-2016 - It now costs 2 CUC to rent a beach chair at the western beaches, Playa Paraiso and Playa Sirena.

November, 2015 - The shuttle (Bus+Boat) to Playa Sirena is no longer free. itís 5 CUC per person roundtrip. A taxi ride to both Playa Paraiso and Sirena is still 2 CUC per person each way.

July 2015 - The direct land transportation (tractor-train) to Playa Paraiso and Playa Sirena has been discontinued. This transfer now includes a bus ride to the marina followed by a boat ride to Playa Sirena.

Wanna help the turtle farm ? Click HERE to learn how.

*** WARNING ***
There are many starfish in Cayo Largo, especially at Playa Sirena. Remember that these beautiful creatures are alive and die when exposed to air for too long. Do not take them out of the water. This applies of course to any other marine species. Cayo Largo is a protected reserve, you may be fined $300 or more if you get caught with corals or other marine species in your luggage. Please respect the marine life!

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About the authors ... We are Lily and Normand, globetrotters and Cuba lovers. Our travels took us to many wonderful countries around the world, but Cuba will always have a special place in our heart. We have been there more than fifty times. We like to call it our "segunda casa". We are Canadians and we need to escape our harsh and long winters once and a while! Traveling and building personal websites are our greatest passions. The information which is ensued there is simply from our experience and appreciation as travelers. Our sites are non-officials and opened to general public. In spite of we did our best to share the most exact informations, we cannot be held responsible for changes, errors or omissions. No part of this website may be reproduced, modified, distributed, published, broadcast, retransmitted or circulated in any form without our prior consent.