Cayo Santa María
Cayo Santa Maria is part of a U.N. Biosphere Reserve, which means that it upholds standards of conservation and sustainable development and is well known for its white sand beaches and luxury all-inclusive resorts. Mangroves, their tangle of roots and branches clinging thickly to the causeway, provide shelter for hundreds of species of plant life, many species of birds, as well as lizards, rodents, snakes and a wealth of marine life. A 48 km impressive causeway links the islands and islets to terra firma. Cayo Santa Maria is located off Cuba’s north central coast in the Jardines del Rey archipelago. The island is linked by road to the town of Caibarien, known as the White Village.