Cayo Guillermo has a surface
only 13 km2, three beaches of calm waters and a total longitude
of 4 km. Playa Pilar is one that calls the attention. On
this key, the high dunes, sometimes reaching 15 meters high
are the highest in the Caribbean. There is also an interesting
and varied bird fauna.
Playa Pilar is unquestionably the "heavenly" beach
in the full sense of the word. Located in Cayo Guillermo,
the calmness of its waters inspired Hemingway to write The
Old Man and the Sea.
Media Luna is a cay that can be seen from Playa Pilar and
ideal for swimming and snorkeling in the surrounding coral
barrier. There is more than 120 fish species, a sunken ship,
a varied fauna and many different corals.
very attractive place for tourists to visit is La Laguna
de la Leche, the largest fresh water area of the country
and where the Aquatic Carnival is celebrated. It is the
ideal place to practice aquatic sports and where 2 000 tons
of fish can be extracted annually. Among the many species
there is the tilapia, the carp and the tempa.
La Silla is a viewpoint and a simple ranch where the visitor
may contemplate groups of flamencos that live in the nearby
lagoons and most of all, the sight they offer when they
fly away at dusk.
Another alternative in the Jardines del Rey is La
Cueva de Jabali. It is a cabaret located in the depths of
a grotto and where one can enjoy a musical show of Cuban
and Caribbean rhythms.
La Redonda is at less than 20 km from the city of Moron
where is located the international center of fishing of
the trout; a navigable lake of 4 km2 long that crosses channels
of dense vegetation and where is the largest concentration
of trout in the whole Cuban archipelago.
Faro Diego Velazquez (lighthouse) was built by Chinese culies
in 1859. It rises on a rocky promontory. Of great historical
and architectural value, it still serves to navigation.
It is located very close to the Old Channel of the Bahamas.