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Peninsula de Zapata National Park

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Interesting and informative

Crocodile swamp area is especially captivating-especially at feeding times. The recreation of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lexie M
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Rhode Island
Flamingos and pelicans

My family surprised me with a visit on my 30th birthday because I absolutely love flamingos, and I... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Hannah P
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Cuba’s largest ecosystem encompasses both swamp and beach.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crocodile swamp area is especially captivating-especially at feeding times. The recreation of the Taino village was also interesting and worth the trip, the boat ride to the area was the best part!

Thank Lexie M
Reviewed 4 January 2018

My family surprised me with a visit on my 30th birthday because I absolutely love flamingos, and I still get the chills just thinking about it. Anyone who likes birds will love this place.

Thank Hannah P
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Flamencos excursion is just another tourist cash machine The price is 15€/person for 1 guide, not 10 as all internet say. Then you have to pay the driver (40€ this time) who is directly working with the guide. During 3,5hours you will be almost all...More

Thank elprfr
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Historic area Bay of Pigs. There are memorials along the road from the entrance to Playa Larga. Water visibility is excellent and is normally calm with little to no current. There are various dive areas. Beautiful area for snorkelling and scuba diving. It’s normally fairly...More

Thank italchica17
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Visited the park for a day,the drive from Havana was 3 hours , you reach a place called plays largo ,now your transport cannot enter the park, at this place you pay a fee 30cuc and they will provide a guide,and get a vehicle at...More

1  Thank pranjo49
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Beautiful shoreline with amazing cave systems and reefs. Worth a few days in Playa Large, meet the people, and see the water. Eat in the homes the best food.

1  Thank Joni E
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Visited the swamp in the dry season and went bird watching with a local guide who was very knowledgeable and informative. It was great to see so many different species and most of them indigenous to Cuba. The local beach was small and quiet, so...More

2  Thank SelinaSmyth29
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Visited several areas of Zapata and were a bit disappointed with the numbers of birds visible. There were some around and we had to use call recordings to see some of them. The wet areas did not have that many birds either, it seems that...More

Thank Cyril-Mundy
Reviewed 9 March 2017

You will likely need a guide unless you really know your birds and how to find them. I was on a tour and we went out early fro three days and then again in the afternoon. This is the second time I have done this...More

2  Thank Kim B
Reviewed 6 May 2016

This is a pristine preserved filled with flora, fauna, birds and more. A guide must be used and we saw on a tour for our family. Definitely a piece of Cuba if not the world that is untouched.

3  Thank shozgirl
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A_Winter_12
21 September 2017|
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Response from Joni E | Reviewed this property |
I recommend Ernesto Reyes,ernesto2.reyes@nauta.cu Jenier Abrue, monterrio@nauta.cu. or Tania Pineiro tanelapc@nauta.cu as guides for the Zapata Swamp area. They have all three just been certified as guides by the... More
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kriform
8 September 2017|
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Response from Joni E | Reviewed this property |
If you are taking a Viazul bus to Playa Large, I assume you have a room reservation there. It fills up in the winter. Send me a private message for some contacts if you would like them. Casa Boguenvilla is near the beach... More
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A_Winter_12
8 July 2017|
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Response from Kim B | Reviewed this property |
I wish I could remember our guide's name. he was great. I travelled with Holbrook travel. I bet if you sent them an e-mail they could recommend one for you. Worth a try.
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