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Peninsula de Zapata National Park

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Lovely attractions in the Zapata Swamp

A beautiful exciting journey into untouched nature. Almost something new that we could not imagine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Asiyah Noemi K
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Pula, Croatia
Excellent wildlife viewing opportunities with knowledgeable and friendly guide

We are staying in Playa Larga and our accommodation hosts arranged a trip to the National Park... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martin S
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Havant
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Cuba’s largest ecosystem encompasses both swamp and beach.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“dry season” (2 reviews)
“taino village” (2 reviews)
“boat ride” (2 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful exciting journey into untouched nature. Almost something new that we could not imagine. Extremely beautiful. We visited the swamp in the dry season and went bird watching with a local guide who was very knowledgeable and informative. Zapata National Park is located in...More

Thank Asiyah Noemi K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are staying in Playa Larga and our accommodation hosts arranged a trip to the National Park, complete with jeep and driver and national park guide for around 50 CUC per trip. Entry to the Park is only permitted with a guide, and there are...More

Thank Martin S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to visit this place on May 17th during my time in Cuba, I used a local, expert birding guide Angel Martinez angelczcuba@gmial.com, he is excellent and knows so much about the local birds, he took me to places I would have...More

Thank looking4nature
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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

Thank Birute0273
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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.

3  Thank Hannah P
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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

Thank elprfr
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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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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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