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25 cuc ~ 51 cuc
25 cuc ~ 51 cuc

Jacksonville, a stop in time 4.5

Jacksonville, a stop in time
Protected Area South of the Island

Jacksonville, a stop in time

Description of the poduct:

A visit to the highest lighthouse in America with 60 meters high and 280 steps. Explanation of what the lighthouse keepers do at this place. You are not allowed to go up for your own safety but you can take some pictures.

 A visit to the coastal community “Cocodrilo”, the only community on the south of the Isle of Youth, founded in 1901 by a young man from Cayman Island. Opportunity to know about its unique history and culture.

A visit to the cave of the pirate Leclerc in Punta Pedernales.

A visit to the beach “Punta Francés”, visited by cruise ships in tourist high seasons. It is characterized as a pristine deserted beach with crystal water. Its coral reefs with its colorful fish bring out the beauty of this place, surrounded by plants that contrast with the blue color of its waters.

Departure: 6:00 AM

Tour Time: 14 hrs

Minimum: 4 pax.


Maximum: 14 pax

Entrada a la zona protegida: 5 cuc por persona.

Almuerzo: 7 CUC por persona.

Lunch price: 7 CUC per person.

Extra costs: The price for transportation is 160 CUC and the tour guide service 22.20 CUC but they’re divided into equal portions by the sightseers.

Examples: A tour:

  • for 7 people, the price per person would be  31.05 cuc.
  • for 6 people, the price per person would be  35.35 cuc.
  • for 5 people, the price per person would be  41.45 cuc.
  • for 4 people, the price per person would be  50.55 cuc.


  • Pick-up point at Ecotur office. A trip to the south of the Isle of Youth in a comfortable and air-conditioned taxi van. Brief explanation of the tour.
  • Arrival at Cayo Piedra Check Point. Brief explanation of the South Area conservation (stopover). Document check.
  • Arrival at the entrance to “El Rincón del Guanal”, a special spot where turtles nest.
  • Short stop at Carapachibey lighthouse.
  • Arrival to Cocodrilo community. A tour around the community, explanation of its inhabitant’s life and customs.
  • Opportunity to enjoy a natural salted swimming pool named “Pucho’s beach” by the local people.
  • Country lunch at a restaurant in the community.
  • A visit to “Playa el Francés” (Pedernales Tip) and “The Leclerc Cave”, formerly pirates’ shelter.
  • Trekking to Punta Francés (2 km) (Optional)
  • Return to Nueva Gerona.

Recommended to bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Bottles of water
  • Cap or Hat
  • Camera.

The tour includes: Bilingual Tour Guide (English and Spanish) explaining everything related to the Isle of Youth: history, culture, wildlife, etc.


6:00 AM

14 personas


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