While beautiful in terms of nature, Cayo Coco is hardly part of typical Cuba. These islands are isolated from the mainland, connected only by a man-made causeway several kilometers long. Access is controlled by a security checkpoint.
A visit to Morón [] is a good way to see more of what Cuba really is like. Taxi drivers can organize inexpensive tours for groups of 4-5 people which may include visiting a country farmhouse.
Several hotels - all "all-inclusive", most operated by foreign companies (mainly Sol Melia):
The nearest town is Morón.