Ciego De Avila
The Ciego de Avila province is the narrowest one of all Cuban provinces located in central Cuba between Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea . It covers the area of 6,910 km2 that is mostly flat and has about 400,000 inhabitants, mostly around two main province's cities, Ciego de Avila (capital) and Morón city. Ciego de Avila is a home to largest lake in Cuba , La Laguna, also called the Milk Lake because of its large white lime deposits at the bottom.
Ciego de Avila used to belong to Camagüey province but was separated in 1975 by Fidel's government.
The city of Rooster ( Morón) is known to be the friendliest city in Cuba. Ciego de Avila, the capital, has an international airport and main highways connected to Havana and other parts to Cuba . Ciego de Avila province in general is characterized by many traditional manifestations and amateur artist movements throughout the province.
Both cities, Ciego de Avila and Morón, have a lot to offer to tourists who aren't into other famous Cuban sites such as Varadero Beach , Santiago de Cuba or Havana . Many hotels and wild night clubs are built in these cities for wandering tourists.
The province itself is quickly developing into huge potential capital investments and Italians, Germans and Canadians are already investing big here. The production of sugar, citrus fruits and other agricultural products are of great economic importance for Ciego de Avila.
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Another interesting fact about Ciego de Avila province is the fishing that everyone is obsessed about in this area. Off the north coast of the province stretch a number of cayos and two main ones, Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo, have been transformed into popular tourist resorts. Its beautiful beaches with nice shallow entrances to sea have made them a popular family destinations thus distinguishing this province of Cuba. Ernest Hemingway and popular Fello Echemandia, a 45 times national fishing champion enjoyed and lived on these islands. Cayo Coco is linked to the mainland by uniquely narrow road that crosses Bahia de Perros (Dog's Bay) along 17 km. Cayo Coco also has an international airport which makes it easily accessible from anywhere in the world. This part of Ciego de Avila province was named after large population of white ibis (coco birds) also called ‘islands of flamingos' because of many pink flamingos living on the south of islands. The Cayo Coco island has 22 km of beaches of finest white sand and greenish transparent waters.
Cayo Coco is linked with another narrow road to smaller (13 km2) island of Cayo Guillermo that is home to Playa Pilar, among other nice beaches, known to be one of the most beautiful beaches of this archipelago and worldwide. Its 4 km scenic value is untouched, no hotels are built there and it has the most traditional wooden Cuban restaurant with just Cuban specialties (directly from ocean to the grill).
The Jardines del Rey is a 30 km stretch of virgin beaches that has particular charm and is one of four Cuban archipelagos surrounding the mainland. It has preserved the tropical ecosystems thus becoming another popular destination that will satisfy the most demanding tourist. If bored of other more visited Cuban sites (and which Cuban province is less interested from another?) Ciego de Avila province should be another important stop on your quest.
Ciego De Avila:
PINAR DEL RIO
ISLA DE LA JUVENTUD
CIEGO DE AVILA
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