Experience Cayo Santa Maria

Fast facts
  • Sunbathe on pristine white-sand beaches lapped by turquoise waters
  • Cruise along the scenic coast on a catamaran excursion
  • Savour Spanish-influenced Cuban cuisine like ropa vieja

Located off the northern coast of Cuba in the Jardines del Rey archipelago is the tropical paradise of Cayo Santa Maria. This favourite beach destination is a sunbather’s paradise, with immaculate white-sand shores and sparkling turquoise waters perfect for taking a refreshing swim or building sandcastles. There’s plenty of options for active travellers as well, whether you want to kayak across the calm waters, snorkel off the shore or take a scenic catamaran ride along the coast. Embrace the local culture and learn about the island’s fascinating history in the nearby city of Santa Clara or embark on an exciting Jeep safari through Cuba’s lush countryside.

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Travel tips

National language: Spanish

Currency: CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso). We recommend travellers bring CAD (Canadian Dollars) to exchange to CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso) at their resort. Please avoid bringing damaged or ripped bills for exchange.

Language notes: Hola! While the local language is Spanish, English is widely spoken in resorts and tourist areas.

Voltage: 110V

Travel tips: Canadian devices use 120 V and will work with 110 V. Many resorts have 120 V plugs. For older devices, items using motors or heating (heated beauty tools, electric toothbrushes) and three-prong plugs we recommend bringing an adaptor with voltage conversion.

What to pack: Don’t know what to bring? Don’t worry. Click Here for a full checklist to print and refer to when packing for your all-inclusive vacation in Cayo Santa Maria/Santa Clara.

What to buy: Havana Club rum is a popular export due to its high quality and excellent taste. Another famous export and souvenir among tourists are Cohiba cigars. Cuban coffee is well recognized with Cubita Coffee being the most popular brand in the country.

Getting around: Your local Sunwing Experiences representative will handle your airport transfers, providing you with round-trip transportation from the airport to your resort and back. To discover all the incredible things to do and see, Sunwing Experiences will take you on a range of exciting tours and excursions.

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