Isla de Juventud (Island of Youth)
isla de Juventude (The Island of Youth) is located almost directly south of Havana, a large island about 50 miles long and 50 miles wide. It has 13 lakes and numerous opportunities for great hunting for White Crown Pigeon, Ducks and Quail.
The Island of Youth is famous for it's incredible scuba diving. Most of it is done off the Southwest coast at the Colony Hotel or from a live aboard. There are more than 56 different dive sites here for the scuba divers.
There are about 70,000 Cubans living on the Island and more than half of them live in the capital city of Nuevo Gerona.
One can find lots of crocodiles, deer and boar in the southern part of the island. Millions of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs in season.
Tourists make Villa Tesoro or the Colony their home away from home while SCUBA diving on the Island of Youth.