• The VIII WLMLA will be held in

    Hotel Tryp Cayo Coco

 

Location

Cayo Coco is an island in central Cuba, the area of 370 km ² makes it the fourth largest island of the country. It is famous for its luxurious tourist resorts all inclusive. It is located in the province of Ciego de Ávila and is part of a group of islands known as "King's Garden" or (“Jardines del Rey” in Spanish).

The little island is linked to the main island of Cuba by an artificial way, called gravel-road (“pedraplén” in Spanish), about 17 km long. The construction caused protests from environmentalists because interrupting the flow of the waves and thus the cycle of marine life. Despite initial fears, the wild flamingos still live in shallow water and can often be seen from the artificial way, though not as often as before construction.

The island of Cayo Coco is linked by a natural way to Cayo Guillermo. The island has its own international airport, the International Airport “Jardines del Rey”, also known as Jardines del Rey Airport. Since 2005, tourists can fly directly to the airport in Cayo Coco, instead of having to go through the main island of Cuba.