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Peninsula de Zapata National Park

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Living in the beach

We have been living in the Casa Sol y Caribe . This hostel is not luxurious but really in the... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Birute0273
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Vilnius, Lithuania
Interesting and informative

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

Reviewed 16 January 2018
Lexie M
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Rhode Island
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Cuba’s largest ecosystem encompasses both swamp and beach.
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

We have been living in the Casa Sol y Caribe . This hostel is not luxurious but really in the beach. The beach is sandy, what is rear in the western part of the island, it is all day working bar with the live music...More

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

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
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Reviewed January 3, 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.

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Reviewed January 1, 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

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Reviewed December 13, 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

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Reviewed November 8, 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

2  Thank pranjo49
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Reviewed May 23, 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
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Reviewed April 22, 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
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Reviewed April 14, 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

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Reviewed March 9, 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
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A_Winter_12
September 20, 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
September 7, 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
July 8, 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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