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Peninsula de Zapata National Park

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From Havana Cuba, we got a classic taxi with other tourists. What a beautiful place in the nature... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2019
Egaleo, Greece
Great bird watching trip.

Well, if you are just interested in lying on a sandy beach you choose Varadero or Playa Ancon, if... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2019
Peter K
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed June 12, 2019

From Havana Cuba, we got a classic taxi with other tourists. What a beautiful place in the nature with many things to see. And great local cocktails.

Date of experience: May 2019
33  Thank redman5314
Reviewed March 6, 2019

Well, if you are just interested in lying on a sandy beach you choose Varadero or Playa Ancon, if it is scuba diving and snorkeling you go to Playa Giron but if, in addition to the above, you also are interested in wildlife you choose...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter K
Reviewed July 8, 2018

East and south of Havana, one discovers horse-drawn buggies and carts, huge abandoned dormitories that once housed farmer neophytes transferred from the cities, smoke stacks in the distance belching smoke into the heavens (probably sugar factories), jungle, the unique Cuban crocodiles, and more fine music....More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Photospeaker
Reviewed June 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2017
10  Thank Asiyah Noemi K
Reviewed June 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Martin S
Reviewed May 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank looking4nature
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

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Birute0273
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!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Lexie M
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank hannsoel
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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
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
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.