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CIEGO DE AVILA


Ciego de Avila Province in central Cuba is best known for the Atlantic resort islands of Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo. Hotel companies like Tryp and Melia operate large resorts on these northern shores, and a massive causeway cuts south across the bay to link up with the rest of Cuba. Resort guests often drive rental cars across the causeway to the dreary city of Moron.

Further south, the terrain on the road from Moron to Ciego de Avila is flat and well cultivated with sugarcane. Our Ciego de Avila travel photos introduce the little known provincial capital, where life is unaffected by tourism. The city's crumbling colonial center is unremarkable, and visitors should expect nothing more than the chance to see a slice of real Cuban life.

All the photos on Cuba-Pictures.com are by David Stanley, original author of Lonely Planet Cuba.
The images on this page are details. To view the complete photos, click on the thumbnails.

Hotel Tryp Cayo Coco faces an Atlantic beach on the resort island of Cayo Coco.
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A bronze rooster, symbol of the city of Moron near Cayo Coco.

A 27-kilometer causeway links Cayo Coco Island to Cuba.

A goat-drawn cart caters to children in a Ciego de Avila park.

The rooftops of colonial buildings in the city of Ciego de Avila.

The simple pleasures of childhood at a Ciego de Avila amusement park.

A railcar or coche motor loading passengers at Moron train station.

A cane-cutting vehicle discharging sugarcane into a truck near Moron.

Antonov AN-2 biplanes serve the small airport on Cayo Coco Island.