|“|| Alan Blunt: We want you to go to Cuba... Or, at least, to an island just a few miles sought of Cuba. It's called Cayo Esqueleto. That's Spanish. It means-
Alex Rider: Skeleton Key
—Alan Blunt and Alex Rider discuss Skeleton Key
Cayo Esqueleto is a island on the Florida Keys. A majority of the novel Skeleton Key takes place there.
"Cayo Esqueleto" is Spanish for "Skeleton Key."
Alan Blunt states that it is one of the few truly communist governments remaining. Alex Rider goes swimming in the ocean. "The sand felt like a carpet, with no pebbles, only the softest of sand." Tourism is a major part of Cayo Esquleto's economy.