Santa Maria Key, Caibarien, Villa Clara ,
Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba
(+53) 42 350600
The Spanish colonial touch in the style and design can be admired in this beautiful vacation hideout just in the north of Cuba. From its colored stained glass to the straw classic roofs, the complex combines the style and appearance of the old Cuba with the dynamism of a very attractive touristic key point. 10 km from the Las Brujas Airport and 116 km from the Abel Santamaría International Airport in Santa Clara.
Rooms: 1386 Suites and Junior Suites.
Restaurants and bars: 7 restaurants and 9 bars.
Cayo Santa María, Villa Clara
La Estrella (the Star), also known as Plaza La Estrella, is located on Cayo Santa Maria, between the hotels Royalton Cayo Santa Maria and Memories Paraiso Beach Resort. It was inaugurated on December 12th, 2009, and is managed by Gaviota Group S.A. La Estrella is a large shopping and entertainment center (65,660 square feet) where tourists will find many other options besides the ones offered in their all-inclusive resort, and at very reasonable cost too! It's also the perfect spot for shopping for the famous Cuban cigars, rums and local handicraft.
Cayo Santa Maria, Villa Clara
Buque San Pascual
Known locally as El Pontón, this ship built from reinforced concrete ran aground in 1933 just off the Cayo Francés. It is treated as one more islet, with an enviable position for appreciating the attractions of the region.
Cayo Las Brujas, Villa Clara
Marina Gaviota Las Brujas
The Marina Gaviota Las Brujas is located on the small island nammed Cayo Las Brujas (Witches Island). It's for now the only marina in the resort destination "Cayos de Villa Clara" (which includes Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Ensenachos, and Cayo Las Brujas), so every nautical excursions depart from this marina. This is also where the Dive Center is located, and the Fishing Base. Note that this is a "charter" marina, not an international marina, visiting boats are not allowed. it's a modern marina (built in 2002) with all the facilities: a 48-meter dock, catamarans, fishing boats, dive boats, dive shop, speed boats, kayaks, snack bar, etc
Caibarién , Villa Clara
Causeway Cayo Santa Maria
An impressive stone causeway linking the village of Caibarién with the northern keys. Due to the outstanding achievements in terms of environmental conservation and its construction, the causeway received the Puente de Alcántara Ibero-American Award, the highest accolade ever awarded for Cuban civil engineering.