Cayo Coco is one of a small series of islands off Cuba’s Northern Atlantic coast along the archipelago of Jardines Del Rey and home to some fascinating wildlife. It’s a honeymooner's retreat, with the requisite tranquil aquamarine waters caressing a coastline of powder white sand, groomed daily at dawn by men with large rakes.

By the time sun seekers fuel up with breakfast and make it down to the beach to claim their little piece of borrowed real estate, the scene is spotless. Not one snake of slippery seaweed can be found.

In this little corner of paradise, it’s easy to do nothing at all except lay still in the sun like a lizard. After a few days, however, you may start to long for some entertainment and a chance to discover something new about the island.

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