Driving the scenic Cayo Coco Causeway in Cuba

Located in the northeastern part of Cuba, Cayo Coco Pedraplen is an amazing drive across the Atlantic Ocean. The road connects Cayo Coco to the main island.

Cayo Coco Causeway

When was Cayo Coco Causeway built?

Tucked away in the Jardines del Rey, Cayo Coco Causeway running from Cayo Coco to the mainland, was built in 1988 and its construction lasted 16 months and about 3 million cubic meters of stone were needed to build it.

Is Cayo Coco Causeway paved?

The causeway is entirely paved. It’s 8 meters wide, and 2.66 meters high over ocean level.

Can you drive to Cayo Coco?

The causeway, known as Pedraplen Cayo Coco, is 27km (17 miles) long, running south-north from Morón (in Ciego de Ávila Province in central Cuba) across Perros Bay (Bahia de Perros) to Cayo Coco (a tropical island in the Jardines del Rey chain).

Is Cayo Coco Causeway worth the drive?

The drive offers stunning views. The road stretches out into the blue ocean, perched on top of a long wall of stone, and at times you genuinely feel you're driving on water; it takes quite a while for the first signs of land to appear on the horizon.
Pic: Gabriele Borsani