Expensive road trip to Cayo Coco
Trying to fly into Cayo Coco instead of going by land. 60-70CUC one way from Ciego de Avila.
Forget about walking from check point to your resort mentioned by so many travel books/guides. Never! Never! Be sure the taxi you are taking to Coco is licensed to enter the island.
There is a bus terminal in *** where you may find a taxi going to Coco. But I do suggest you take a taxi from Ciego.
Easy to get around.
It's easy to get around Cayo Coco, there is barely any traffic around, as the locals live on Cuba which is across the causeway.
The only transport are coaches laid on for the tourists, A horse and cart picked up from your hotel which will take you on a tour.
Cars can be hired from your hotel, the tourist car no. plates are blue so are identifiable on the mainland.
Not many people have cars, many of the locals jump on trucks and buses, on the mainland.
You can take flights from the airport on cayo coco to the mainland.
Walking Is Good
Cayo Coco is a small island connected to the mainland of Cuba by a 27 kilometer causeway. You can easily walk around the island or if you prefer you can bicycle or horseback ride. You can also rent a car (many of them were Audi's) if you want to venture over to the mainland.
- Hiking and Walking
- Horse Riding
Self-Drive Mainland Tour
We were booked on an Air Transat charter flight directly from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Ciego de Avila located in the centre of Cuba. From there we were bussed for about 1 hour to Cayo Coco resort area.
Mopeds are available for rental for tours around Cayo Coco. The only time we left the island was on a guided tour when about 8-9 4WD vehicles were led on a planned route into the central part of Cuba. This trip lasted all day and also included a horseback ride as well as a swim, meal and entertainment at a local picnic site. It was a very pleasant change from the usual beachfront holiday routine. Photo of us in the lead vehicle as we prepare to leave Club Tryp.
- Family Travel
If you get a package for Cayo...
If you get a package for Cayo Coco, your transportation will be included and you will be bussed to the hotel. Otherwise, you can rent a car and go around. The islands don't have any public transportation since no one lives here...
You can also rent a moped, but the hotels are 5-6 km from each other ...and if you rent a bike...sure, you can go biking around but you won't really see anything.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles...of sorts.
Different modes. The horse and buggy I was recovering from mild food poisoning..it was tough but fun.
- Spa and Resort
- Horse Riding