|Village « Isla del Sol » or « Pueblito »
There is a small village called « El Pueblito » by the Cuban located in the North-West of the island, about 8 km from the hotel zone.
In the village, you will find the rooms where the workers live during their twenty days work then followed by ten days off at their home mostly in Havana or Isla de la Juventud.
There is no Cuban living permanently in Cayo Largo. Sometimes you may see a large group of workers during new constructions.
It is worth seeing the village and enjoy a cold beer at the « Taberna del Pirata », a nice place near the marina. The prices for drinks or meals are very affordable. A soda, a beer and a pizza for 3 CUC, unbeatable!
Click to see a satellite photo of the village of Cayo Largo. It will be easier for you to identify these places for your next trip to the village. It is good option to rent a scooter for a day and then visit the island, a day is enough to see.
Here are the services located in the village...
Marina of Cayo Largo
Turtles farm (9h @ 18h, 1 CUC)
(now called Centro de Rescate de Tortugas Marinas)
A small museum « Casa Museo » (9h @ 18h, 1 CUC)
(don't laugh! our photos are in the museum :o)
The diving center
Disco « Torreon » (23h @ 2h).
formerly restaurant El Torreon)
A bar « Taberna del Pirata »
The hotel Villa Marina
The « Avalon » fishing club
Boutique « Caracol » wher you find rhum and souvenirs
A bank (in front of the marina's office) if you need cash from your credit card
A medical clinic
A small primary school
Casa del Habano (cigars and rums shop)
There are also the offices of Gran Caribe, the quay for the food supply and diesel for the power plant of the island. The power station has been completely renovated in Fall 2008. If you want to know more about events and updates of Cayo Largo, visit the official website cayolargodelsur.cu under Noticias subject.
The marina of Cayo Largo
The « Centro de Rescate de Tortugas Marinas » (turtles farm)
The « La Taberna » (restaurant & bar)
Disco « Torren » . Formerly the restaurant El Torreon.
Click HERE to access the site of our photo albums of Cayo Largo.
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