Where is Cayo Las Brujas Located?

Cayo Las Brujas Cuba

The island of Cayo Las Brujas, Cuba has an area of 6.7 km²or 4.1 miles², one of the smaller islands in the Jardines del Rey Archipelago. Cayo Las Brujas is under the provincial jurisdiction of  Villa Clara. The Jardines del Rey Islands are part of a series of numerous keys on the north coast of Cuba.

Cayo Las Brujas is 38km (23 miles) from Cuba’s north coast city of Caibarien and getting to the island is via a causeway called the pedraplen. Cayo Las Brujas is the first island you get to after crossing the causeway, Cayo Santa Maria and Cayo Ensenachos being about 10 km further along the same road. The journey from the beginning of the Causeway to Cayo Las Brujas takes about 40 minutes by car. With the Atlantic Ocean on its north side and the Bahia de Villa Clara to the south, the entire archipelago within which Cayo Las Brujas is situated incorporates +2,500 keys and islets covering no less than four Cuban provinces of Villa Clara, Matanzas, Ciego de Avila and Camaguey.

Jardines Del Rey’s  first tourist development on the Islands began in the 1990s, on Cayo Guillermo, with the inauguration in 1992 of the Club Villa Cojimar Hotel (now the Hotel Allegro), next came Cayo Coco a year later with the Hotel Guitart Cayo Coco (now the Hotel Colonial).

Cayo Las Brujas Map

As there were no commercial airports on the islands in the 1990s, Cuba’s tourism ministry decided to use the Maximo Gomez airport located in the provincial capital of Ciego de Avila and later built the Las Brujas Airport (BWW) which now serves Cayo Las Brujas. The construction of the pedraplen causeway from the mainland began in 1988 and was concluded 10 years later in 1998, its 48kms (29 miles) length connecting first Cayo Las Brujas, then Cayo Ensenachos and finally Cayo Santa Maria. The advent of this new route across the sea brought the unparalleled explosion of tourism on the island known as the King’s Gardens.

Cayo Las Brujas is 389 Km (241 miles) from Havana. Varadero is 298 km (185 miles) from Cayo Las Brujas, whereas the closest cities to Cayo Las Brujas are Caibarien (population of 38,200) at 60km (37 miles) and Remedios (population of 46,500) at 68 km (42 miles). The largest city definitely Santa Clara (population of 220,000) 98 km (60 Miles) away.

The United States of America is not far from Cayo Las Brujas, with Key West Florida at just 226 miles (364 kilometers) by flight from Cayo Las Brujas in Jardines del Rey Cuba.

Though there are no direct flights, to get an idea of just how close Cayo Las Brujas in Cuba is to The Bahamas, the Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) on Nassau is just 318 km (198 miles) from the Las Brujas Airport (BWW) in Cuba.