Cayo Levisa

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Cayo Levisa
Cayo Levisa in 2013.jpg
LocationPinar del Río Province
Coordinates22°53′04″N 83°31′27″W / 22.88444°N 83.52417°W / 22.88444; -83.52417Coordinates: 22°53′04″N 83°31′27″W / 22.88444°N 83.52417°W / 22.88444; -83.52417
Area1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
Length42 km (26.1 mi)
Additional information
Official websiteOfficial website

Cayo Levisa is a cay in Pinar del Río Province, Cuba. Accessible only through boats from Palma Rubia, the white sand beaches on its north coast attract tourism. It has several snorkeling and diving sites. It is part of the Colorados Archipelago coral reef and well known for its black coral.[1]

There is a hotel facility on the island made up of roughly 20 cottages.[1]


The cay is roughly 1.5 km² (150 hectares) in size and 4.2 km long.[2][3] It is several hundred yards wide in most points,[4][5] with a maximum width of 750 m and a minimum of 280 m.[3] It is located roughly 150 km west of Havana.[1] Swamps cover more than three quarters of the surface of the island; the south side is inaccessible due to a forest of mangroves.[6]


The average temperature in Cayo Levisa is between 21°C and 33°C and the water temperature varies between 1°C and 3°C.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Cayo Levisa - Cayo Jutias". Retrieved 2013-12-09.
  2. ^ Hotel Villa Cayo Levisa
  3. ^ a b c "Cayo Levisa Geography". Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  4. ^ Boobbyer, Claire (January 11, 2011). Frommer's Cuba. John Wiley & Sons. p. 320. ISBN 9780470449141. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Sitio Web de la Cultura en La Palma". Archived from the original on 2013-11-05. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Ecosystems in Cayo Levisa". Retrieved June 29, 2014.

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