|Playa Lindarena (hotels beach)
This is the stretch of beach in front of the hotels located on a shell-shaped inflection on the coast. You will find palapas (beach umbrellas made of palm leaves, see picture), lounge chairs and volleyball nets in front of most of the hotels.
Please note since few years (especially after the Michelle hurricane in Nov. 2001) beaches at Cayo Largo are changing from day-to-day. The west beaches are the widest and the most stable (Playa Paraiso, Punta mal Tiempo and Playa Sirena).
Usually the beach in front of the hotel Sol Pelicano is large. The new tendency of getting strong winds « rough sea » is spread all around the Caribbean. It is not uncommon to see yellow or red flags on the beach. Be advised!
IMPORTANT! Because of the strong waves (rough sea), the nautical centers of all hotels in Cayo Largo have been moved to Playa Sirena since 2007.
There is a free shuttle from the hotels to Playa Sirena. The transfer is often direct by bus, or sometimes to the marina, then by boat to Playa Sirena.
To know more about the status of the Cayo Largo beaches, please visit our bulletin board in the section: État des plages...à jour... These informations are from people returning from Cayo Largo. You are all invited to share your thoughts by registering to the forum which only requires a valid email address.
Pelicans are back on the island (after hurricane Michelle in 2001)
Do not venture into the sea during red flag day. Drowning have been reported from Cayo Largo.
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