Spring vacation in Cuba, get close to nature in Cayo Guillermo

Pelican flying above Cayo Coco beach, Cuba

Pelican at sunrise, Cuba Cayo Coco beach

Ciego de Avila, Cuba
Latitude: 22.5748, Longtitude: -78.6402
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Spring vacation in Cuba is an excellent way to get away and relax on the largest island in the Caribbean. Cuba has a large number of all inclusive resorts setup jointly with European companies. These all inclusive resorts in Cayo Guillermo offer great unspoiled beaches and lots of sunshine. Spring in Cuba is a perfect time for vacations as the ocean is warm and air is not as humid as later in the season.

Walkway and observation gazebo at the beach
Wooden pier and gazebo at the beach

Spring vacations in Cuba allow us to escape to summer after a long winter. Cayo Guillermo and Cayo Coco are two small islands that people will remember for lots of nature. Ocean beach here is well protected by the reef. It is easy to see sea creatures in calm clear waters. You can spot a school of fish, crabs or needlefish. The beach in Cayo Guillermo island is shallow and sandy and you can easily walk and observe sea life.

School of fish in shallow water
School of fish

Sunrise will reward early risers with picture perfect views of the ocean and  skies. Everything is colored in soft pastel colors when the sun is covered by the clouds. This is quite different from the sunrise with clear skies. Every sunrise is different and unique. Cayo Guillermo beach is approximately 3-3.5 kms long and it makes a nice morning routine to walk it.

Sky reflections in calm ocean
Sky reflections in calm ocean

Sunrise is a must time for nature and landscape photography. Beach pictures are the best at this time of day. This is when you can take pictures of birds trying to catch fish or resting on old piles. Pelicans like sunrise and often you will see several of them skimming the ocean surface. Caribbean islands are always full of wildlife and if you stay away from resorts near large cities you will see lots of birds, fish and other ocean creatures.

Reef Heron fishing in near the beach
Reef Heron fishing near the beach
Two crabs fighting
Two crabs fighting
Sunrise reflections in the ocean
Sunrise reflections in the ocean
Beautiful pastel sunrise colors
Beautiful pastel sunrise colors

1. Set camera to a fast shutter speed for fast moving objects like birds.

Golden sun rays shine through the clouds, coastal landscape
Golden sun rays shine through the clouds

2. Bring a zoom lens for your digital camera to reach far away wildlife.

Sunrise and palapa gazebo
Sunrise and palapa gazebo

3. Use tripod or support camera in low light situations.

Cayo Guillermo beach scene
Cayo Guillermo beach scene

4. For perfect beach pictures remember to check the lens for condensation at sunrise and sunset.

Seagulls resting on the pier
Seagulls resting on the pier

 

Calm ocean, sunrise oceanscape
Calm ocean, sunrise oceanscape

 

Seagull sitting on an old wooden post
Seagull sitting on an old wooden post
Reef heron near the shore
Reef heron near the shore

   13.07.2017 by FPImages


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