Isla de la Juventud
Discovered in 1494 by the Admiral Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the New World, this is the largest island in the archipelago of Los Canarreos. Isle of the Treasure and Isle of the Parrots were names also given to this place before Spain colonized it. Visitors are captivated by the natural beauty of its land and sea. The Ecological Reserve of Punta Francés, on the south-west coast, boasts superb beaches, water sport activities and excursions. The most well-known is, without a question, the "El Colony" International Diving Center, venue of international events of underwater photography, Photosub, which is a testimony of the excellent quality of its sea bottom. The cave number 1 of Punta del Este, considered by the experts the Sistine Chapel of rupestrian art, for it preserves on its walls more than two hundred aboriginal paintings.