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Península de Zapata More destinations
Province Matanzas
Descripción

The traditional sun and beach offers in the Cuban geography, supported by extensive coastal areas of white sands and warm waters, are complemented with the option of nature thanks to the unrivaled wealth the island. In that Directorate underlines the Zapata Swamp, one of the most attractive tourist options in the western province of Matanzas, in addition to being the paradise par excellence for lovers of ecology. Beaches of blue waters, exotic woods, rivers, lakes, flooded cave, natural pools, virgin areas and savannas typical of swamp are added to provide shelter to 30 per cent of the indigenous fauna of the greater one of the Antilles.

In effect, this territory is described as the biggest wetland in the region of the insular Caribbean, with tourist attractions related to the nature tourism, beach, sport fishing and diving. In addition, in its geography welcomes 78 species of endemic plants of the island, joined to exponents of the fauna such as crocodiles and birds. Among the species of fish without doubt the most interesting is the manjuarí, virtually a living fossil that only dwells in the Zapata swamp.

Meanwhile, 171 varieties of birds -18 of them endemic to the territory - add to the attractions of the place, linked to the presence of a type of crocodile unique in Cuba, in addition to the manatee, considered one of the jewels of the national fauna. In the area is located Playa Larga, with 400 meters of warm waters, excellent sand, covered by corals and several nature trails for the full enjoyment of a practically virgin nature. Are integrated into the offer the Salinas of developed, where in winter naturalists can observe up to 165 species of birds, in addition to the Cave of the fish, the largest of the archipelago, flooded ideal site for speleo - diving. The Zapata Swamp account with the Lagoon of the Treasure, natural reservoir of fresh water of 900 hectares of mirror and four meters of depth where you live the Golden Trout, species coveted for fishing enthusiasts. In the midst of such water reservoir is located Villa Guama, reproduced in the image of a Taíno village, with huts built on stilts. A dozen of small islands connected by a system of canals and bridges Welcome to the tourist center of Guamá, unique of its kind in the Caribbean by type of construction aboriginal. In this installation, the work of the famous sculptor Rita Longa led to natural scale replica of a village of Tainos, first inhabitants of the greater one of the Antilles, with its settlers in full daily functions and with appearance of having been surprised by the time in their work.

Under these premises, the sustainable development of the tourist activity allows the maximum care of the natural environment, with consequent benefits for those who opt for the programs associated with the environment and ecology.


Hotels Attractions Restaurants Nightlife

Guama 2 from $ 57.60 USD
Playa Girón 3 from $ 67.20 USD
Playa Larga 2 from $ 57.60 USD
Don Pedro 3
Bay of Pigs Museum
Museums
Playa Girón
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Ciénaga de Zapata (Swamp) National Park
Areas of Natural Interest
Península de Zapata
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Cueva del Brinco
Caverns
Ciénaga de Zapata
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Guama-Laguna del Tesoro (Treasury Lagoon)
Places of Interest
Ciénaga de Zapata
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad
Churches-Places of Cult
Playa Larga
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Sculptural Complex of the Taino-like Village (Guama)
Places of Interest
Laguna del Tesoro
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
XXX Aniversario
Caverns
Ciénaga de Zapata
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Caleta Buena
Fish and seafood
Caleta Buena, Playa Girón
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
El Pirata
International cuisine
Hotel Playa Girón
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Pío Cuá
Cuban cuisine
Carretera a Playa Girón km. 3, Finca Los Alpes
Jagüey Grande. Matanzas
Casa del Campesino
Cuban cuisine
Batey Don Pedro
Jagüey Grande. Matanzas
El Ranchón
International cuisine
Hotel Playa Larga
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Pío Cuá
Light Meals
Carretera Playa Larga a Girón Km. 5 ½
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Cueva de los Peces
Fish and seafood
Carretera Playa Larga a Playa Girón km. 18
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
La Boca
Crocodile meat
Carretera del Central Australia a Playa Larga km. 20, Complejo Turístico "La Boca"
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Punta Perdiz
International cuisine
Carretera de Playa Larga a Playa Girón km. 24
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
El Canelo
Cuban cuisine
Carretera al Central Australia km. 1, Finca "Fiesta Campesina"
Jagüey Grande. Matanzas
La Parrillada
Grill
Hotel Playa Girón
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Rancho Benito
Grill
Caleta Buena, Playa Girón
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
El Canelo
Cuban cuisine
Finca Fiesta Campesina, carretera al Central Australia, km 1
Jagüey Grande. Matanzas
Los Cocos
Exotic Meat
Hotel Playa Girón
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Victoria
Buffet restaurant
Hotel Playa Girón
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
El Colibrí
Crocodile meat
Carretera del Central Australia a Playa Larga km. 20, Complejo Turístico "La Boca"
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Girón
Disco
Hotel Playa Girón
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Las Brisas
Snack bar
Hotel Playa Girón
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Pío Cuá
Disco-bar
Carretera Playa Larga a Girón km. 5 ½
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
La Bionda
Bar
Carretera del Central Australia a Playa Larga km. 20, Complejo Turístico "La Boca"
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Lobby
Bar
Hotel Playa Larga
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Piscina
Bar
Hotel Playa Larga
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
La Cotorra
Bar
Caleta Buena, Playa Girón
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Los Cocodrilos
Snack bar
Carretera del Central Australia a Playa Larga km. 20, Complejo Turístico "La Boca"
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Tamarindo
Bar
Hotel Playa Larga
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
La Veleta
Bar
Hotel Playa Girón
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas
Mirador
Snack bar
Hotel Playa Larga
Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas

Monte Mar Ciénaga de Zapata, Matanzas

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Monte Mar Ciénaga de Zapata, Matanzas Guamá Playa Girón Hotel`s Diving site at Caleta Buena Playa Girón Museum Restaurant at Playa Girón Hotel
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