During our stay in Vinales we also decided to visit two of the nearest beaches/islands on the northern side of the country facing the Gulf of Mexico.

Cayo Jutias is a small island connected with the mainland with a road and is open to general public. This showed up well and lots of locals were present, along with shouting and large ammounts of garbage…

Cayo Jutias

Cayo Levisa on the other hand was totally different story. Small island, closed for locals accessible only by a boat. There are some small houses to rent and everything is tidy and clean. There’s a coral reef just off the island offering great opportunities for snorkeling and scuba-diving.

Western side of the island

A view of the Cayo Levisa from boat – amazing sea colors, aren’t they?

So long, Levisa!