Located on Nipe Bay, the biggest in Cuba, this is an enticing paradise for visitors because of its virgin beaches and its exotic flora and fauna. Cayo Saetía spreads over 42 km., is heavily forested (65 % of its area) and possesses 12 little beaches among which El Peñón, Almendra and Gaviota stand out.
Every one of these having fine sand, crystal-clear waters and brown rock formations (unique to this place) scattered about the shore. The beauty of the seabed and the great amount of sea species dwelling on the nearby coral reef make it also an astounding site for diving.
Unlike other Cuban keys, the prevalence of some species and the woodland nature of Cayo Saetía have made it the biggest hunting ground in the country. That makes it a place where, in addition to diving, is possible to hunt as well. Hunting is allowed under strict observance of national and international rules and regulations that help keep the environmental balance.
The management of the site offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity of a safari, to hunt wild beasts in their natural habitat of thick woods reaching almost to the sea. For the tours, visitors have jeeps and horses at their disposal.
Conceived as a Natural Reserve, Cayo Saetía is kept as a wilderness area, little trodden upon by men. This status has protected its original flora and fauna up to this date.
Among the park’s fauna are found wild boars, buffaloes, ostriches,
peacocks, zebras,, antelopes, cane rats (hutías), wild bulls, tocororo
birds and dozens of bird varieties, specially birds of passage.