Bathed by the calm waters of the Straits of Yucatan, the Cape San Antonio is the westernmost point of the Cuban archipelago.

Belonging to the Guanahacabibes Peninsula, in the municipality of Sandino, this amazing nature reserve is a paradise almost unexplored by man. In this environment, visitors will find a wide range of ecological trails, lush variety of flora and fauna, caves, cracks, casimbas and lagoons.

Faro Roncali is also located there, with 22.5 meters high. It was built in the second half of the nineteenth century by a Captain with the same name, and it operates until today to guide maritime traffic in the area.

Villa Cape San Antonio, another destination for domestic and foreign visitors, is located at a little more than three kilometers from the bedrock of Roncali and it is surrounded by dense vegetation.

Among the offers of this facility belonging to the Gaviota Group are: accommodation, meals a la carte, snack bar with national and international drinks, day and night activities, a beautiful and unspoiled beach of 8 kilometers and service activities including marina, fishing and diving contemplative in nearby Marina Cape San Antonio.

This area was declared a National Park and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1987. Rare species like the well-known hummingbird or “bird-fly”, the smallest bird in the world, cohabit in this area, as well as many populations of parrots, iguanas, crabs and other exotic animals.

Experts also believe that 4 of the 7 species of sea turtles that inhabit the planet have survived in Guanahacabibes.

Cape of San Antonio is privileged by nature and a rich pre-Columbian history. It is a destination that visitors should not miss on a trip to the Greater Antilles.

by: Victor Manuel Blanco