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Largest swampland in the Caribbean

There is an error in this listing. the Cienaga de Zapata is in Giron, not Varadero. At the... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2019
susanaquerida
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Vancouver, Canada
Sendero Enigma de las Rocas

Not sure this is the same trip but it was in Gran Parque Natural Montemar, near Playa Giron. We... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2019
ohiowanderer
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Columbus OH
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Peninsula de Zapata, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Reviewed March 22, 2019

I need to clarify that we are not professional birdwatchers, nor photographers. We've just read a few amazing reviews (here mostly) and decided to visit the place. Nature itself is lovely (minus the mosquitos), I'm sure a lot of people would enjoy it but we've...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

There is an error in this listing. the Cienaga de Zapata is in Giron, not Varadero. At the Cienaga de Zapata, there's a Crocodile refuge, which tour buses go to. You can see Cuba's unique species of crocodile, which is small & see the other...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank susanaquerida
Reviewed January 13, 2019

Not sure this is the same trip but it was in Gran Parque Natural Montemar, near Playa Giron. We arranged the trip through our casa, Hostal Luis. We were picked up at 9:00 am in a horse and cart and taken a little way out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ohiowanderer
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Birds and fish and swamp and...mosquitos. Scenery is amazing and the people are amazing. Oh yes.... there are no people.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

went to 2trip of Cienaga de Zapata. one is enigma de las rocas that has some river & cave etc... we reached there at crab season that has many many crab run outside, quite interesting & the place itself is quite ok that has many...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank iamface
Reviewed September 17, 2018

I wouldn't make a special trip here unless you really want to see crocodiles.... this is very similar to the alligator farms in the US, but very run down, and the animals are in filthy water. It is crowded as it is a popular tourist...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank H9077WCsueh
Reviewed April 13, 2018

We booked private day trip with friends, we took a private car, 56 chevy biscayne, with tour guide and driver. We visited the Cuban Crocodile farm which was interesting, they have a variety of sizes of crocs, you can have picture taken with a small...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank butch447
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We really wanted to see the crocodiles and we did. Work does need to get done on the bridge going over as it was very loose on one end. We did get to see the crocodiles of all sizes, even got to hold a 3...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank martin s
Reviewed March 12, 2018

I'm not sure where so many crocodiles can be seen elsewhere, but there were lots of them here! We had no mosquitoes to deal with in February. There isn't much at the site except a lot of lovely nature paths and a few gift sellers,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank losdosgringos2015
Reviewed May 12, 2017

This was our last stop and it was about to rain. We saw crocodiles of all ages and I was able to hold a small one. There is also a good gift shop there.

Date of experience: May 2017
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