Cayo Blanco is an idyllic and untouched islet. What’s on the agenda? Snorkeling, catamaran rides, swimming with dolphins, and sunbathing!
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💡 Planning Your Trip to Cuba 💡
🇨🇺 Visa: Before you depart, be sure to apply for your tourist card (which is your visa for Cuba). You can easily order your tourist card online through CubaVisa.
📸 Activities: Snorkeling, day trips, vintage car tours… there’s plenty to do in Varadero. To book your activities, the Captain highly recommends Civitatis.
Cayo Blanco in a Nutshell
Spanning 15 kilometers / 9 miles in length and a mere 500 meters / 0.3 mile in width, Cayo Blanco is a small island surrounded by coral reefs, located approximately 30 kilometers / 20 miles off the coast of the Varadero peninsula.
Getting to Cayo Blanco
To reach Cayo Blanco, there’s only one option: book a boat excursion from Varadero. Since the water is shallow and coral reefs surround the island, most excursions are carried out using Zodiacs or catamarans.
👉 Captain Ulysses highly recommends this Catamaran Cruise to Cayo Blanco. It includes transportation on a catamaran, snorkeling gear (mask and snorkel), the services of a tour guide, lunch, and even drinks (cocktails, beers, or non-alcoholic beverages). A shuttle will pick you up directly from your hotel. Plus, cancellations are hassle-free and can be made up to 24 hours in advance (full refund).
Activities & Experiences at Cayo Blanco
What’s on the agenda at Cayo Blanco? Swimming with dolphins, snorkeling, water sports, and relaxation!
During the journey, the boat makes a stop at a platform in the middle of the sea where you can take a dip alongside a group of dolphins. They are friendly and you’ll have the opportunity to interact with them!
The surrounding underwater areas of Cayo Blanco are also home to a diverse array of fish and corals (black coral, red coral, brain coral, etc.). It’s a true haven for snorkeling enthusiasts!
Cayo Blanco is also an ideal playground for non-motorized water sports such as kayaking and paddle boating.
And if you prefer to simply unwind on the beach, no problem! There are beach loungers available where you can relax for the day.
And what about lunch? On-site restaurants offer menus showcasing fish and seafood specialties like lobster, langoustine, shrimp, and calamari! Bon appétit 😉