Governor Nicholas

Of his periplo by the archipelago Gardens of Reina, the Spanish cronista Antonio Perpi: in the middle of the spell when contemplating from those virgin places, elegant and practically spectacular of Reina of the Antilles, it published more ago than one hundred years (1889): country of Las Palmas, breezes and perfumes .la frondosidad of its forests, the beauty of its birds, the colorful thing of its mountains, the surprising thing of its caves, and pleasant of its matting and their oases seeded in its seas forming enjoyable, beautiful and charming archipelagoes. Those same the Twelve enchantments today conserve cayeras of Leguas also explored in 1508, by Sebastin de Ocampo, Galician and bred pilot of Reina Do6na Isabe. From his bojeo by the then island Juana or Cubanacn, it could inform, to the Governor Nicholas de Ovando, in the Spanish, who Cuba is an island, and not a continent, as Columbus believed. The Cayera of the Twelve Leguas is located 50 kilometers of Pretty Beach, Santa Cross of the South, is characterized by difficult navigation. It includes one third part of all the Gardens of Reina and it is possible to be considered like one of the most beautiful zones of the 70 000 squared kilometers of the submerged platform of Cuba. The labyrinth of the Twelve Leguas extends through 135 kilometers of splendid sites for the subaqueous contemplation, with colonies of sponges and great reef gardens. Tens of kilometers of length in their South coast, of beaches of high quality by the extensive fine sand strip, between five and twenty kilometers of bottoms of excellent aquatic landscapes compose to the Twelve labyrinth of Leguas. In the song of the edge of a bank they are appraised the black chorale and diverse species of the marine fauna, that constitute natural relics of an ecosystem meticulously conserved. The nature is impressive through the waters that cover the submarine platform with this beautiful zone.