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Maria La Gorda

Guanacahabibes Biosphere Reserve | Pinar del Rio, Cuba
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Perfect for special nature experiences

Wow. Spend three days here for relaxing, swimming and snorkeling. Went on turtle safari one night... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Aarhus, Denmark
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Guanahacabibes biosphere activities and accommodation

We stayed in casa costa salvaje in la bajada where the main road from Pinar meets the ocean, 11 km... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Gabriola Island, Canada
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Guanacahabibes Biosphere Reserve | Pinar del Rio, Cuba
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Wow. Spend three days here for relaxing, swimming and snorkeling. Went on turtle safari one night and long waiting time was rewarded: we saw a green turtle more than 1 m laying eggs..... food and rooms better than expected

Thank behzrings
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We stayed in casa costa salvaje in la bajada where the main road from Pinar meets the ocean, 11 km from Maria la gorda. This casa was one of the nicest of a handful of otherwise dreary accommodations. Get to the visitor centre by 9...More

Thank 201Lou55
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Diving trip to cuba , just getting to maria la gorda was an adventure in a 1949 dodge that the driver had to hold in gear, but fun. you need to go now its open to the yanks it will all change . take lots...More

Thank steve h
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The hotel is expensive and it's quite bad for being a resort. There are only a couple of restaurants, including a buffet; the buffet one is not very good, while the other one usually runs out of options quickly. Scuba is just OK. The sites...More

2  Thank jortalv
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I hitchhiked to La Bajada and stay at the small fish village. Then rented a bike and biked 14kms single way to Maria la Gorda for one day Pros: 1. not too touristy at all, but if you stay at the resort, your only companions...More

4  Thank ShawnQuann
Reviewed 10 January 2017

There are far better places to go for a beach experience. Here sitting on the terrace or on the beach you are plagued by cats and dogs looking for food - gets worse as tourists feed them! There is a strong undertow on the beach...More

Thank Pippa65
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Maria La Gorda is a long drive and there's nothing special there other than the diving and snorkeling. The rooms were clean and spaceous but neither the buffet nor the a la carte restaurant were very good

Thank John R
Reviewed 22 December 2016

If you are coming to Scuba dive that is great. If you are coming to take the kids to a water park, play tennis or play golf....these amenities do not exist. This is a place for adult divers. I never saw a kid. There are...More

4  Thank JRJ645
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed there for the weekend because I was working in the area. The dives were great and the instructor very funny. The place is very natural and you will enjoy it if you like nature. Be careful of the mosquitos during the evening, there...More

3  Thank Jérémie P
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The beach is really beautiful, not the one where the hotel is located, if you walk 20 min on the left side you will find and awesome beach. Anyway, don't be there by sunset, mosquitos will kill you (hundreds of them...) The hotel itself is...More

1  Thank AugustusGi
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