Romantic Day-Tripping From Caya Coco, Cuba

Caya Coco is located in the Jardines del Rey chain, a string of islands off central Cuba. What with its azure-watered beaches, perpetual blue skies and enough flowing rum to keep you in that rose-tinted holiday mood, this part of the world is the ultimate romantic retreat. But there’s way more to Caya Coco than wistful walks along the beach with your other half. Here are five fabulous action-packed excursions for the adrenaline junky couples amongst you!

Scuba Diving

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Sure, an awkwardly tight wetsuit and giant swimming mask isn’t the most flattering of looks, but a snap of you and your loved one in matching gear is sure to get the Instagram likes rolling in. Head to the island’s reef for some of the best scuba diving in the world and enjoy a fun-filled day spotting colourful fish that belong to a mind-boggling underwater world. The Jardines del Rey archipelago is a prime location for scuba diving and there are plenty of tour operators like Coco Diving that run sessions for beginners and diving professionals. For keen divers, the area is recognised for the quality and diversity of its sites.

Horse riding

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What’s more romantic than a sunset horse ride along a white sandy beach? We reckon absolutely nothing. From Caya Coco you’ll find that many of the hotels that line the coast offer horse riding excursions – an example being Tryp Hotel. From here, you and your partner can hire a horse for an evening or for a whole day, with lunch included. Trot wistfully along the beach side by side or wait around for the sun to set, casting its golden glow across the sea for some added romance.

Catamaran Trip

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With the wind in your hair and that golden brown tan, you and your partner will be looking fabulous on-board your own catamaran. Spend a day relaxing and soaking up the sunshine as you float around the Caribbean. Most trips include a lunch comprising of freshly caught seafood dishes and an open bar. Catamarans often come equipped with snorkelling gear too so you can explore the reefs and the fascinating underwater world of the Caribbean Sea. Boats can also take you to Cayo Guillermo – another key of the Jardines del Rey archipelago from where you can explore the picturesque colourful colonial town.

Cueva del Jabali Cave Party

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This once-in-a-lifetime party is a fun-filled fiesta that takes place in a cave, and one not to be missed whilst on the island. Strut your stuff and samba the night away with your other half to the sounds of a traditional Cuban band accompanied by some Afro-Caribbean dancers. Of course the rum is flowing, but there is also a lively bar serving a range of other drinks including cold beers. Tickets cost $25 and buses pick keen party goers up from hotels and drive to the venue so you can relax and let your hair down for the evening.

Colonial Trinadad

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This colourful colonial town is awash with bright coloured houses clad in tropical flowers, and it’s these unique streets that have earned it the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walking its charming cobbled streets is certainly a romantic way to spend the day and is conveniently accessible from Caya Coco by a bus. For those looking to have longer time exploring Trinidad, there are plenty of hotels for an overnight stay in the town. Look out for street artists playing typical Cuban music in the streets and be sure to bring a camera to capture the magic and vibrancy of surrounding you!

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Oonagh has ventured to far-flung corners of the globe in search of the sense of excitement that comes from off beaten track travel. Whilst she's not off gallivanting, she's writing up travel features and enjoying life in vibrant London.

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