Hard to reach is the northern coast as the roads demand 4-wheel-capacity. We caught a glimpse of rural life in the San Cayetano area. Santa Lucia  (Pinar del Rio region) - don't mingle with Playa Santa Lucia in Camagüey region - seemed quite dozy to us. Cayo Jutías is an island north of Santa Lucia that can be reached on a dam. There are wonderful beaches with touristical accommodation.