Ciego de Avila, Cuba.- The dumping of sand at Playa Larga in Cayo Coco, is one of the main tasks undertaken in the Cuban tourist destination Jardines del Rey, to minimize the effects of climate change.
At the same time, the spa adjacent to the Iberostar Mojito hotel is rehabilitated, work directed by the Inversiones GAMMA, S.A, Mercantil Society of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), in order to increase the useful life of the facility.
Playa Larga is one of the coastal strips most eroded by the penetration of the sea and was severely affected by Hurricane Irma last September, so the recovery aims to restore the natural conditions, mainly, its flora and fauna.
According to the program, a wide strip of 1.8 kilometers long will be improved, for which they will use about 200,000 cubic meters of sand extracted from the La Jaula loan zone in Cayo Coco.
During the first stage were benefited Las Coloradas and Flamenco beaches in Cayo Coco and El Paso, in Cayo Guillermo, in which more than 830,000 cubic meters of sand were poured over eight kilometers of coastline.
These areas are considered among the most important on the North coast of Ciego de Avila, 430 kilometers east of Havana, because there is located the largest group of hotels in the Cuban tourist region.
The rehabilitation of beaches with the dumping of sand is framed within the Life Task, (strategy of the Cuban State for the confrontation to the climatic change) and it makes the tourist center Jardines del Rey offer a product of greater quality, according to the requirement of visitors.