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Cayo Coco is the forth island in term of size forming the Cuban archipelago; with 370 square kilometers, it is located to the Atlantic cost of Cuba, close to the Canal Viejo de Bahamas. It is linked to the main land by a stone road, 17 km long
Today, Cayo Coco is a paradisiacal place relevant for the balance and degree of preservation of the ecosystem it has attained , by protecting its virgin atmosphere isolated from modern world
Its beach is 10 Km long, of fine sand and warm and crystal-clear waters
A privileged reserve for flora and fauna, this key hosts species such as the wading birds, particularly the coconut the island was named after, the gray heron, and the pink flamingo which total over 30 000 and is among the biggest herds in the world. It is also favorite habitat for other bird species such as the cormorant, woodpecker, mockingbird, pelicans and many duck species.
A 10-30 Mt. coral reef, over 10 Km long, adds more attraction to the place; the diversity and abundance of marine species make divers feel in a real aquarium.
Very few places in the world can compete with such beauty; one may find the Mega lops atlantica, the Trachinotus sp. and the Chaetodipterus faber, as well as big snappers (Lutjanus sp.), meros (Ephinephelus sp.), sharks and barracudas, adding more attractive to diving at the places "Coco Diving Center" may offer.