On the north coast of Cuba, exactly at the Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago, lie the keys, isles and islets that the Spanish conquerors named –between 1513-1514– Jardines del Rey (King’s Gardens), in honor of Fernando the Catholic, Spanish king at the time.
Located of the central province of Camagüey, Cayo Sabinal (including beaches like Playa Brava, Playa Bonita and Playa Los Pinos), Cayo Guajaba y Cayo Romano are also linked to Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo, belonging to the Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago.
Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo and Cayo Sabinal, caressed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, located in one of the most beautiful coral reefs of the world, are unique places because of the wide range and profusion of their sea species and luxuriant vegetation. The coral reef is second in size only to the Australian one, and stretches west parallel to Sabinal, Guajaba, Romano and Cruz Keys, reaching Varadero.
Cayo Sabinal owes its name to the abundance, long ago, of a tree named
Sabina (juniper). The mists of old legends also shroud tales of corsairs
and pirates stopping there in his sinister adventures for loot, commerce