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Criadero De Cocodrilos

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Not a fan of zoo's!

The aim is to breed Cuban crocodiles for release but presumably to get funds they keep smaller ones... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wigan, United Kingdom
Good trip from Playa Larga

We rented bikes in Playa Larga in order to visit the crocodile farm. The ride took us bit less then... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The aim is to breed Cuban crocodiles for release but presumably to get funds they keep smaller ones in pens along with other reptiles. Pay 1 CUC to feed the larger crocs! Good grounds for bird watching.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank r0bert870
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented bikes in Playa Larga in order to visit the crocodile farm. The ride took us bit less then one hour of relaxed biking. On the site we discovered a possibility of visiting a replica of indigenous indian village which can be visited with...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank TomanR
Reviewed January 9, 2019

A bit tourist trappy but quite a fun experience nonetheless. We rode rented bikes up from Playa Larga to get here - an easy ride if a little warm! Gets really busy with busloads of tourists by mid day so get there early if you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank M_and_M006
Reviewed January 9, 2019

very small place with very sad dirty animals. It is cheap, the time spend on it is what I regret about.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank raznoe
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

It’s exactly what it is... crocodile farm, lots of them and you can see them up close and personal. You can also feed them over the fence and take a picture with mini crocodiles.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alanroytbak
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Crocodile farm keeping crocodiles of all possible ages. Oldest ones are approximately 60 years old. You can feed them for small payment. It's definitely worth it to visit it.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed September 2, 2018

I hope that the Cuban government is truely invested in bettering wetland ecology, and scientists are using this resource to study. Otherwise this place is a horrible capitalization of animal cruelty. This farm have all the adult crocodiles living in one small pool. They have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Vicky O
Reviewed August 29, 2018

I visited the place in 2004, and since then nothing much changed. discuss the entrance price, and you will get in for less. Beside the cuban crocodille, you will see some fish, turtles and rats.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Daniel19721972
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Go only if you want to see a small crock with its mouth taped, an small iguana in a concrete animal pen or 20 large crocks that get trown beer cans at them and bread by people (mostly Cubans). The caretakers are more interested in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TomV747
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The travel from Varadero to the area is wonderful for kids. They’ll enjoy the adventure and the picturesque of the Cuban countryside landscapes throughout the several villages to go through during the trip. It’s nice to see how private initiative is evolving in Cuba and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 176angelluisr
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Staying in Varadero - best place to see wildlife? (0 Replies)
Hello all! I am making my first visit to Cuba next month, finishing my trip with five days in Varadero, and I'd be grateful for any advice on the best places to see wildlife (e.g. day trips from Varadero). I'd especially love to see Manatees if possible - even at if it's just at a distance. I am completely against animals being mistreated and exploited (I have done some research and know to avoid the horrible dolphinariums). From what I've read I definitely want to see the Zapata...More
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