Description: Guama - Bahia de Cochinos
The biggest wetlands in America located in the Peninsula de Zapata biosphere preserve is an extremely beautiful area. A boat ride along a canal will take you to the island in the middle of the laguna del tesoro where a Taíno Village replica is located. You will also have the opportunity to visit a crocodile breeding farm.
- Destination: Zapata Swamp
- Hours: 8
- Allow Kids:
- From: Varadero Beach
- Days: 1
- Minimal Pax:1
- Kind of excursion: Nature
- From: Pick up time:09:00:00
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Guama - Bahia de Cochinos is located in Zapata Swamp
The Zapata Peninsula, one of the most important ecosystems in Cuba and the largest swamp reserve in the Caribbean, is situated in southern Matanzas. It features exceptional species of flora and fauna, many of which are endemic.
The Montemar Great Natural Park is located in the peninsula. Here, you will find beaches, woods, mangrove swamps, rivers, lakes, flooded caves that open on the sea, natural pools and a seabed of particular beauty. In short, it is an ideal place for day and night scuba diving by both beginners and experienced divers, including the exploration of marine caves., One of the park's main attractions is its cave system, which extends along the coast for 70 km (over 43 miles). The roof of some of these caverns has caved in, turning them into semicircular lakes called "cenotes". The park is also an excellent place to go hiking, horseback riding and boating. In addition, many animals live here, and the international flyways of several kinds of birds go over the park, so you can see both native and migratory species. While in you are in the area, Guamá -a restored Taino Indian village on Laguna del Tesoro (Treasure Lake)-, the crocodile-breeding center and the Playa Girón (Bay of Pigs) Museum are musts.