Tuesday Blues, Cayo Coco, Cuba

Tuesdays don’t always have to be blue! Flicking through my photos I came across these photos of possibly the most relaxing fortnights of my entire life. Cayo Coco is an Island in Central Cuba, its part of a cluster of Islands called Jardines Del Ray (‘The Kings Gardens’) Can you see why??
Here you will find the bluest ocean ever, with the softest sand and total peacefulness. Its a place to kick back, relax, and do not much but soak up rays, snorkel, read books, drink cocktails and eat freshly barbequed meat and fish. I love trips and adventure but this place enticed me to spend the whole two weeks relaxing. I did a bit of crafting on the beach (how awesome, making things, listening to the sea, with the sand between your toes, what more can you ask for??) and did some painting. Although we did not see much of the country, the nature of the Cubans is lovely, so bubbly and friendly. You can really feel the spirit through the art, the music, the dancing. I hope to return soon, especially before the country changes forever.

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13 thoughts on “Tuesday Blues, Cayo Coco, Cuba

  1. I did a one-month tour of Cuba a couple of years ago but did not go to this place and I regret it. It looks stunning! Did you snorkel and if yes, was it interesting?

      1. Hi again! We did it independently and it was quite difficult to get from one place to another. Plus we had really bad weather (Jan-Feb). I think we appreciated the trip more afterwards than when in the country… πŸ˜‰ But this said, I would like to return to the islands like where you went!

    1. Indeed, it became too much. And I have worked in former socialist/communist countries and have a pretty good level of patience, but…. sometimes we would not even find water to buy! It came as a surprise that the country is so distinctively divided between the tourist zones and the rest (=no facilities).

      1. Goodness I really did not expect the infrastructure to be that poor. We visited Holguin a few years ago and I was astounded by this place. I can only imagine what the places completely untouched by tourism are like. Would certainly be interested to read if you blog about this. Your travels all sound fascinating!

      2. Hi again! I don’t regret the trip but it was not a relaxing holiday. One more thing πŸ˜‰ : OK, I can be a bit of a food snob in general but most of the time food was not good at all (basic grilled fish difficult to find!?). But this said, everyone who has been to touristic zones says the food is amazing! See, again, the same thing…

        Maybe I will write about it some time πŸ™‚

        Btw, where is your next trip going to be in?

      3. Hey, I see what you mean, food is so so important when travelling, it’s so part of the wonderful experience. Not sure about our next trip, hopefully this year Cambodia or Vietnam and perhaps visit to Europe in the summer. At the exciting planning stage where we may go anywhere. So many places, so little free time! You are lucky to have travelled so much!

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