The beaches constitute the main natural resource of the keys of the north of the central region of Cuba, where they have very peculiar characteristics and unique native formations.
Those located in the tourist destination Jardines del Rey, north of Ciego de Ávila, are recognized for the excellent quality, due to its crystal clear waters that allow to observe the impressive seabed.
They are also identified by their fine sands of coral origin, warm waters, few underwater slopes and soft currents, qualities that place them in the preference of tourists visiting the area.
Protected by the second coral reef of the Continent, the 38 kilometres of playa de los cayos Coco, Guillermo and Paredón Grande have an abundance of fish, no dangerous for the man, so they are an important point for the diving and attractions nautical.
The beaches of Larga, Flamenco, Coloradas, La caged and forbidden (Coco), Los Pinos y Del Norte (Paredón Grande) and El Paso, del Medio y Pilar (Guillermo) stand out in these places.
Pilar, classified among the most beautiful beaches in Cuba, is surrounded by a paradise environment very virgin and guarded by huge sand dunes, the largest in the island Caribbean, with about 15 meters of height.
Today, several beach sectors in the avileña region have environmental recognition, granted by the Ministry of Science, Technology and environment of Cuba, in compliance with norms and regulations for the care and protection of the coastlines.
With this condition are the banks of the hotels Tryp Cayo Coco (Playa Larga), Star Fish Cayo Guillermo (Playa El Paso), Meliá Jardines del Rey and Memories Flamenco (Playa Flamenco), Pullman Cayo Coco, Meliá Cayo Coco and Sol Cayo Coco (Las Coloradas) and Iberostar Playa Pilar in cayo Guillermo.
The category was also granted to protect the coastal fronts where they are located, the sustainable use of the bathing area and the physical, chemical and bacteriological conditions of the water, as well as the good management of solid waste.
A proper arrangement, with a proper location of the Suns, good cleanliness, coastal vegetation and the care of the dunes are other skills exhibited by the coastlines in the region.
Also to preserve natural environments, wooden walkways were located that take tourists from hotels and ranches to bathing areas.
The beaches of Northern avileño, like those of the rest of the island, suffer from erosion as a result of climate change, which is why more than eight kilometers of coastline were benefited by the dumping of sand.
The action, aimed at mitigating damage in order to increase the recreational area and offer a higher quality product, is contained within the task of life, a strategy of the Cuban state to counter the effects of climate change.
Jardines del Rey is today one of the most attractive sun and beach destinations in Cuba, mainly for Canadians, British and Russians.
Protecting coastal ecosystems allows us to offer a higher quality product, while giving more beauty to the environment.
Those scenes that once caught American writer Ernest Hemingway, are visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists from various parts of the world, who arrive there to enjoy a pleasant sea bath under the warm Cuban Sun.