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Maria La Gorda

Guanacahabibes Biosphere Reserve | Pinar del Rio, Cuba
+53 5 4879091
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Beautiful beach

Maria la Gorda is a remote area with beautiful beaches. An excellent place to relax at the end of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah S
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United States
Scuba Diving was great

A local recommended to come here as this beach seems very isolated and not overcrowded by tourists... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2018
miguelpak3
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New York City, New York
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“scuba diving” (11 reviews)
“fish” (11 reviews)
“sea view” (3 reviews)
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Guanacahabibes Biosphere Reserve | Pinar del Rio, Cuba
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+53 5 4879091
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"scuba diving"
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"fish"
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"sea view"
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"an excellent place to relax"
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"itchy bites"
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"beach gear"
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"remote area"
in 2 reviews
"small bar"
in 3 reviews
"drinks and snacks"
in 2 reviews
"marine life"
in 3 reviews
"an adventure"
in 2 reviews
"hot water"
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"beautiful beach"
in 3 reviews
"cuc"
in 7 reviews
"internet"
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"costa"
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"accommodation"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maria la Gorda is a remote area with beautiful beaches. An excellent place to relax at the end of your holiday because you will not find many tourists here (like Varadero). You can do a diving trip or do some snorkeling right of the beach....More

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

A local recommended to come here as this beach seems very isolated and not overcrowded by tourists. And so was it. The marine life is rich in life and the suba diving tour with Angel was fun, as we visited 4 spots to dive around....More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Government owned resort providing very basic lodging. Staff is great. Very friendly and do well with what they have to work with. Linens dingy and tattered. Hot water and electricity frequently off. Almost no acceptable internet. Grounds not lush. Meals were decent and the same...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Maria La Gorda is an excellent location if you go scuba diving otherwise I would not go all the way down there

1  Thank Barbora M
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

This is a government-run resort which you reach by a long drive along fantastic, protected, pristine coastline, full of wildlife. PLEASE PROTECT YOUR LEGS against sandflies!! Not a huge deal, but my legs were covered in itchy bites, which was my fault for wearing shorts...More

1  Thank DarwinBeagle
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Reviewed July 14, 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

1  Thank behzrings
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Reviewed February 26, 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

1  Thank 201Lou55
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Reviewed February 3, 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

1  Thank steve h
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Reviewed January 16, 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

4  Thank jortalv
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Reviewed January 13, 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
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