With about four kilometers of beaches and a variety of marine fauna, Cayo Levisa is a paradise destination in western Cuba. Its calm waters, its white and fine sands and alluring coral reefs are a true paradise for those looking to relax and unwind.

Located on the northwest coast of Pinar del Rio, in the archipelago of Los Colorados, this pristine island is an ideal place for nature lovers and water sports, especially snorkeling and diving.

In just 250 hectares, visitors can access a dozen dive sites for appreciating sponges, corals, starfish and a variety of tropical fish. Around the island, there are rests of sunken Spanish ships between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, all accessible and with great archaeological interest.

A particular attraction of the region is the presence of pelicans and tragonias, the last ones considered the oldest living fossils in Cuba.

Cayo Levisa is accessed by ferry or boat, on a pleasant journey of about 30 minutes from Palma Rubia in La Palma municipality.

by: Victor Manuel Blanco