The term cayo, a word that finds its etymological origin in the Arawak language, refers to a sandy island whose surface is usually covered with the shrub known as mangrove.
Keys are common in tropical regions of the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. These insular territories are usually formed on coral reefs, which are underwater structures made up of substances secreted by animals called corals.
The formation of the keys is produced by the transfer of sediments by sea currents. These sediments accumulate on the surface of coral reefs. The sandy islands formed from sediments are called keys, while those where gravel predominates are called islets.
Thanks to their biodiversity, the keys are of great ecological importance. These islands are typically home to multiple species. Diversity, however, is often threatened by the development of tourism.
The Key West, known as Key West in English, is a famous island that is part of the Florida Keys (United States). This key is very popular for tourists and had the writer Ernest Hemingway among its residents.
In the same way, we cannot ignore the existence of Cayo Paloma either, which is a small island of about 250 square meters that is included in Cayos Cochinos, which are located on the north coast of Honduras.
Specifically, Cayos Cochinos, in addition to Cayo Paloma, has twelve more keys such as Timón, Largo por Arriba, Bolaños, Culebra, Chachahuate 1, Largo por Abajo, Chachahuate 2, Balfate, Cordero, Zacate, Redondo and Gallo.
It is interesting to know that this area of Cayos Cochinos and Cayo Paloma has become a television setting. Yes, because it has become the place chosen by the Spanish television network Telecinco to carry out the reality show “Survivors”. This is a program in which several famous people become shipwrecked and have to learn to survive by fishing, collecting and also performing various survival tests.
El Cayo Coco in Cuba, is also a destination visited by tourists from around the world. It belongs to the province of Ciego de Ávila and is part of the Jardines del Rey, which also includes many other keys, such as Santa María, Sabinal, Guillermo, Guajaba and Romano.
Cayo is a man’s own name, shared by personalities such as Cayo Julio César, Cayo Socio, Cayo Lara and Cayo Sila Godoy.
It is important to know that Cayo is a name of Latin origin that can be translated as “rook”. It is also established that the men so named are brave, fighters, shy and even very emotional. In the same way, it is highlighted that they may have certain outbreaks of anger, passionate in their love relationships, sweet and with a great sense of humor.
Likewise, it is also emphasized that they turn out to be impatient, that they always have “their feet on the ground”, that they are very proud and that they turn out to be very vain.
In addition to these Roman figures, there are current public figures named as would be the case of the politician from Izquierda Unida Cayo Lara.