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General characteristics of Salinas beach in Cayo Las Brujas.
To the north of the province of Villa Clara are the Cayos, Cayo Santa María, Cayo Ensenachos and cayo Las Brujas , the latter is where the Salinas beach is located.
Its length is approximately 2km and it limits with the Villa Las Brujas hotel, the only lodging facility that the key has. Its name owes it to the time when the salt exploitation was carried out in that area.
One of the main characteristics of Salinas beach and the key in general is that it has beautiful coral reefs, typical of nature that is close to the Bahamas Channel.
In the surroundings of that and the other nearby keys is the second largest concentration of reefs in the world, only surpassed by those of Australia.
To get to Salinas beach in Cayo Las Brujas, it is necessary to travel about 48 km of road over the sea, known as a causeway that connects the keys with the mainland from Caibarien, a municipality in the Villa Clara province.
There is an airport on the key, but only to operate with small and medium-sized planes.
Tourist attractions of Salinas beach in Cayo Las Brujas.
The tranquility of a remote place like this, together with the passivity of its waters and the whiteness of its sands, make this beach the main attraction in the area, especially for those who prefer the sun and the waters of Cuba’s tropical climate.
For lovers of underwater treasures, there is a diving center with internationally certified specialists and a marina to make it easier for visitors to enjoy the beauties of the depths, where the coral reefs stand out.
Another of the attractions of the beach is a unique ship that ran aground near there many years ago and is called San Pascual. This boat draws the attention of many for its construction with reinforced concrete dating from 1920.
Flora and fauna of Cayo Las Brujas.
This natural area is privileged by an autochthonous fauna where the hutia rat, some molluscs and lizards and the shrike bird stand out as unique to that part of the country.
As for the flora, more than 200 species of timber, ornamental and medicinal trees make up a beautiful natural landscape. Others also appear under the sea that also have their charm.