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Peninsula de Zapata National Park

#208 of 589 things to do in Cuba Features Animals
+53 5 2539004
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Fantastic and relaxing

Beautiful shoreline with amazing cave systems and reefs. Worth a few days in Playa Large, meet the... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2017
Joni E
Gainesville, Florida, United States
Quiet Beach and National Birds

Visited the swamp in the dry season and went bird watching with a local guide who was very... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2017
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Cuba’s largest ecosystem encompasses both swamp and beach.
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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
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

1  Thank SelinaSmyth29
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

Thank Cyril-Mundy
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
Reviewed May 6, 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
Reviewed February 14, 2016

An excellent guided walk in the forest where our expert pointed out many local species. The birds were attracted by pre-recorded calls played by the guide. Also saw bats, boa constrictor, owls, crabs and lizards.

3  Thank NSWD
Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Splendid boat ride across the lagoon to "Guama". There you have a native Indian village replica, a wooden walkway and bridges that take you along the lagoon to admired the huts and habitat. A great place for bird watching.

Thank Yermis
Reviewed October 31, 2015

We did a day tour in the Zapata National Park. It was fantastic. We saw a variety of birds, trees and flowers. Make sure you have mosquito repellent. We stayed at a lovely Casa in Playa Larga, so access was easy.

5  Thank Tobagomagik
Reviewed July 11, 2015

During our journey through Cuba, my wife and I spent a brief time at this National Park. This is a great place to snorkel and scuba in the Caribbean and observe a lot of beautiful fish and birds. Across from the Caribbean, there is a...More

4  Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed June 25, 2015

Zapata Swamp, or in Spanish Cienaga de Zapata, is one of the most extensive remnants of coastal Caribbean biodiversity left in the region. Now a prized National Park for Cuba, and proposed World Heritage Site, this area covering more than 2300 square miles encompasses swap...More

14  Thank XplorMor
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Jason M
May 18, 2017|
Response from Kim B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not have one. My suggestion is to call a travel agent who deals with the area and get a number from them. I travelled with Holbrook and I am pretty sure they would be able to give you a number.