Cayo Guillermo has a surface of only 13 km2, three beaches of calm waters and a total longitude of 4 km. Playa Pilar is one that calls the attention. On this key, the high dunes, sometimes reaching 15 meters high are the highest in the Caribbean. There is also an interesting and varied bird fauna.
Playa Pilar is unquestionably the "heavenly" beach in the full sense of the word. Located in Cayo Guillermo, the calmness of its waters inspired Hemingway to write The Old Man and the Sea.
Media Luna is a cay that can be seen from Playa Pilar and ideal for swimming and snorkeling in the surrounding coral barrier. There is more than 120 fish species, a sunken ship, a varied fauna and many different corals.
Another very attractive place for tourists to visit is La Laguna de la Leche, the largest fresh water area of the country and where the Aquatic Carnival is celebrated. It is the ideal place to practice aquatic sports and where 2 000 tons of fish can be extracted annually. Among the many species there is the tilapia, the carp and the tempa.
La Silla is a viewpoint and a simple ranch where the visitor may contemplate groups of flamencos that live in the nearby lagoons and most of all, the sight they offer when they fly away at dusk.
Another alternative in the Jardines del Rey is La Cueva de Jabali. It is a cabaret located in the depths of a grotto and where one can enjoy a musical show of Cuban and Caribbean rhythms.
La Redonda is at less than 20 km from the city of Moron where is located the international center of fishing of the trout; a navigable lake of 4 km2 long that crosses channels of dense vegetation and where is the largest concentration of trout in the whole Cuban archipelago.
Faro Diego Velazquez (lighthouse) was built by Chinese culies in 1859. It rises on a rocky promontory. Of great historical and architectural value, it still serves to navigation. It is located very close to the Old Channel of the Bahamas.