Jardines del Rey Sees Increase in Domestic Travellers Taking Cuba Holidays
The Jardines del Rey archipelago has seen an increase in domestic travellers taking Cuba holidays to the region. The Delegate of Tourism in Ciego de Avila, Armando Gonzalez Fraser, explained that 30 per cent of the tourists visiting the region are Cubans or foreigners living in Cuba. Jardines del Rey is a popular beach and scuba diving destination for visitors and residents alike.
The Jardines del Rey archipelago in Cuba (The King’s Gardens) is attracting more Cuban holidaymakers than ever, according to Armando Gonzalez Fraser, a delegate of Tourism in Ciego de Avila.
Mr Gonzalez Fraser said that 30 per cent of the tourists taking Cuba holidays to the keys in northern region are either Cuban or foreigners living in the island nation.
For years holidaymakers from all over the world have been visiting the Jardines del Rey archipelago to stay in beachfront Cuba hotels in Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo and Villa Clara and enjoy the tropical weather and natural surroundings.
According to Mr Gonzalez Fraser, the region receives domestic visitors throughout the year thanks to campaigns that promote its leisure offerings. The number of domestic tourists spending holidays in Cuba this summer is expected to soar as Cubans head to the paradisiacal beach resorts to relax on white sand beaches and swim and dive in the warm, turquoise ocean.
Located in the northern Ciego de Avila province, in central Cuba, Jardines del Rey has an array of hotels and villas offering over 4,900 guest rooms and 40 km of beautiful sandy beaches that are equipped with tourist facilities.
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Every year, more than 200,000 foreign tourists visit Jardines del Rey during holidays to Cuba with the majority of visitors originating from Canada, Argentina and Great Britain.
The Jardines del Rey archipelago features crystal clear ocean waters and an impressive barrier reef system. The waters offers superb conditions for scuba diving and visitors can experience sightings of an array of marine species including nurse sharks, stingrays, green morays, sea turtles, jewfish, Atlantic spadefish, barracuda, jacks, tuna, tarpon, grunts, snappers, red hinds, parrotfish, triggerfish, squirrelfish, lobsters, crabs, and shrimps.
The Villa Clara Keys are part of the Jardines del Rey archipelago and feature a range of beautiful natural landscapes such as the lush green Escambray Mountains, azure ocean waters, lakes, nature parks and sugar-soft sandy beaches and dunes.
Cayo Coco is a picturesque island in the region that has lush tropical landscapes made up of virgin flora and fauna. The island is a fantastic spot for bird watching and tourists can catch sightings of pink flamingos, gray herons, cormorants, woodpeckers, mockingbirds, pelicans and white ibis, also known as Coco birds.
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