Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado
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  • Steve R
    St. Catharines, Canada33 contributions
    Great Morning Tour
    Paulino took our family to many spots that had numerous birds. From Pink Flamingos to Bats, this was a fun and educational morning for myself, wife and kids. Paulino has a number of telescopes and binoculars which he provided. He would call the birds with individual songs for various species. I would not usually book something like this and was glad we did. If you are looking for something unique and memorable...this is it.
    Visited February 2020
    Written February 26, 2020
  • Saravana M
    Calgary, Canada296 contributions
    Great bird watching 👀 tour
    Paulino is a great knowledgeable professional guide. I took his 4 hour birdwatching tour mid September ( off season) still managed to see 60 plus species including some great endemic birds like Cuban Tody, Cuban Hawk and also Mangrove Cuckoo,Little Blue Heron,Cuban Gnatcatcher. Paulino is very prompt in communication and for international travelers its easy to communicate wit him in WhatsApp. He picks you from your resort in his beautiful 1955 Chevrolet car. He knows the spots where he normally stops but if he sees any activities while driving he safely parks on the side and only if its not obstructing traffic and if safer he allows us to get out. His first stop is to see American Flamingo's and after that we saw many birds in the tour. He brings his own scope and if you want he can provide binoculars too. Overall its a must tour for nature lovers and bird watchers with this exceptionally knowledgeable guide Paulino Lopez Delgado. Next trip will do the remaining part of birding tour. Strongly recommended
    Visited September 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written September 25, 2022
  • Chelsea T
    1 contribution
    The best tour and an amazing experience.
    Paulino is extremely knowledgeable about all the kinds of birds in the area. My husband and I saw so many different species of birds and Paulino told us interesting information about all of them. My favourite birds that we saw were the todidae, flamingos and spoonbills. We went birdwatching for 4 hours and it was such a great experience, I highly recommend booking this tour! You will learn a lot about all the different birds in the area.
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 21, 2022
  • Kathryn G
    Orillia, Canada4 contributions
    For the Birds... and so much more!
    Paulino picked us up in his classic Bel Air at 7 a.m sharp. His tour began not far from our resort, Melia Cayo Coco, and he often would pull over and have us get out to see a bird off to the side of the road. His knowledge of the birds, the environment, how climate has affected the area and its creatures and his patience with never ending questions is truly inspiring for someone who would have not considered birding before. I will definitely book a tour next year but this time, it will be a full day. I had booked this year's excursion for my mother and I and she was unable to come so I thought "Why not?" I am so glad I did. Paulino is a treasure trove of information who added so much depth to my experience of the area.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 13, 2023
  • Michelle Y
    Peterborough, Canada5 contributions
    Best Birding Day Ever
    Our half day birding trip with Paulino was the highlight of our trip! Paulino is so knowledgable, helpful and patient. From the moment we met him it was clear he put a great deal of effort into making it the best possible experience. He had binoculars for all of us, a list of possible birds, bird books and a fabulous scope that he set up for us to get a really good look at the bird in our sights. He took us to a variety of settings so we could see many different bird species - in fact, we recorded 63 species in our 4 hours together. Incredible! I can't wait to go back to Cuba to do the inland excursion. Thank you Paulino!
    Visited March 2022
    Written April 15, 2022
  • steve m
    2 contributions
    You won't be disappointed
    It was a delight to once again meet Paulino to explore the birding world of Cayo Coco (last time was 15 years ago!). He met us at the resort equipped with scope and Vortex binos for those without them, and we spent an enjoyable half day tracking down most of the birds that we wanted to see. His 1955 Belair can comfortably hold 5 visitors with backpacks etc. The easiest way to connect with him is through Watsapp. Given the times, we all wore masks and drove with the windows open, so everyone felt comfortably safe. Paulino is very personable, and speaks English well so we enjoyed his company as much as we enjoyed the exploring.
    Visited December 2021
    Written December 29, 2021
  • Mayte M
    4 contributions
    Bird watching tour
    Paulino is a very nice and knowledgeable person, he knows a lot about the endemic birds of Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo area, me and my husband were more interested in bird photography than bird watching and Paulino was a lot of help and was very accommodating so we could take the pictures. He will have binoculars if you don't have and also he has a great telescope. We book half day tour and was great, we saw a lot of birds, some of them lifers, like the Cuban Tody. I read others reviews and was mentioned to contact him via Facebook, so I did, and we scheduled all without any issues. I definitely will recommend this tour to any person interested in bird watching or photography, and if we go back to Cuba we will do this again for a longer time. Recommendation for you, if you want to book, take plenty of water, and 🦟 repellent.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 15, 2023
  • LadyMcD
    Montreal, Canada553 contributions
    Good value and interesting
    Paulino picked us up at the appointed time and we very much enjoyed bird watching with him. Our hotel prepared a picnic breakfast which I arranged the afternoon before at reception. Rather than repeating what others have said in their reviews know that this tour is worth the cost. Highly recommend!
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 12, 2022
  • misselly
    Kitchener, Canada65 contributions
    Exceptional !
    A good friend and I booked Paulino for a full day plus a half day. Both experiences were priceless. His knowledge not only of the variety of birds, but of their habits and migratory details is so valuable. His English is impeccable, he is respected by locals and hotel staff know of him and speak highly of him. He also heads larger group tours, so to have him to ourselves for this time was so good. If you love birds, want to see local life, want to learn about nature in Cuba, book with Paulino.
    Visited November 2022
    Written December 14, 2022
  • Carolyn B
    Cambridge, Canada10 contributions
    Amazing birding experience!
    Paulino is an amazing birding guide. My friends and I spent 1 full day and 2 - 1/2 days birding with Paulino and every day was a new adventure. We saw about 110 species of birds. We saw so many endemic species. He is very knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend Paulino as a birding guide if you are ever in Cuba!
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 8, 2023
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Kathryn G
Orillia, Canada4 contributions
Feb 2023
Paulino picked us up in his classic Bel Air at 7 a.m sharp. His tour began not far from our resort, Melia Cayo Coco, and he often would pull over and have us get out to see a bird off to the side of the road.
His knowledge of the birds, the environment, how climate has affected the area and its creatures and his patience with never ending questions is truly inspiring for someone who would have not considered birding before.
I will definitely book a tour next year but this time, it will be a full day.
I had booked this year's excursion for my mother and I and she was unable to come so I thought "Why not?" I am so glad I did.
Paulino is a treasure trove of information who added so much depth to my experience of the area.
Written March 13, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Michelle Y
Peterborough, Canada5 contributions
Mar 2022
Our half day birding trip with Paulino was the highlight of our trip! Paulino is so knowledgable, helpful and patient. From the moment we met him it was clear he put a great deal of effort into making it the best possible experience. He had binoculars for all of us, a list of possible birds, bird books and a fabulous scope that he set up for us to get a really good look at the bird in our sights. He took us to a variety of settings so we could see many different bird species - in fact, we recorded 63 species in our 4 hours together. Incredible! I can't wait to go back to Cuba to do the inland excursion. Thank you Paulino!
Written April 15, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

steve m
2 contributions
Dec 2021
It was a delight to once again meet Paulino to explore the birding world of Cayo Coco (last time was 15 years ago!). He met us at the resort equipped with scope and Vortex binos for those without them, and we spent an enjoyable half day tracking down most of the birds that we wanted to see. His 1955 Belair can comfortably hold 5 visitors with backpacks etc. The easiest way to connect with him is through Watsapp. Given the times, we all wore masks and drove with the windows open, so everyone felt comfortably safe. Paulino is very personable, and speaks English well so we enjoyed his company as much as we enjoyed the exploring.
Written December 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mayte M
4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Paulino is a very nice and knowledgeable person, he knows a lot about the endemic birds of Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo area, me and my husband were more interested in bird photography than bird watching and Paulino was a lot of help and was very accommodating so we could take the pictures. He will have binoculars if you don't have and also he has a great telescope. We book half day tour and was great, we saw a lot of birds, some of them lifers, like the Cuban Tody.
I read others reviews and was mentioned to contact him via Facebook, so I did, and we scheduled all without any issues.
I definitely will recommend this tour to any person interested in bird watching or photography, and if we go back to Cuba we will do this again for a longer time.
Recommendation for you, if you want to book, take plenty of water, and 🦟 repellent.
Written August 15, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

LadyMcD
Montreal, Canada553 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Paulino picked us up at the appointed time and we very much enjoyed bird watching with him. Our hotel prepared a picnic breakfast which I arranged the afternoon before at reception. Rather than repeating what others have said in their reviews know that this tour is worth the cost. Highly recommend!
Written October 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

misselly
Kitchener, Canada65 contributions
Nov 2022
A good friend and I booked Paulino for a full day plus a half day. Both experiences were priceless. His knowledge not only of the variety of birds, but of their habits and migratory details is so valuable. His English is impeccable, he is respected by locals and hotel staff know of him and speak highly of him. He also heads larger group tours, so to have him to ourselves for this time was so good. If you love birds, want to see local life, want to learn about nature in Cuba, book with Paulino.
Written December 14, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Carolyn B
Cambridge, Canada10 contributions
Mar 2023
Paulino is an amazing birding guide. My friends and I spent 1 full day and 2 - 1/2 days birding with Paulino and every day was a new adventure. We saw about 110 species of birds. We saw so many endemic species. He is very knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend Paulino as a birding guide if you are ever in Cuba!
Written March 8, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Robin J
Wasaga Beach, Canada30 contributions
Nov 2021
Our third outing with Paulino in the last two years and he never fails to deliver. We spent 4 hours on Cayo Coco and adjoining islands and saw 37 different birds, including several endemic to Cuba. Pauline is so knowledgeable about birds and a master at locating them. A thoroughly enjoyable morning! We'll be back!
Written December 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MrDofJD
London, Canada14 contributions
Feb 2020
My wife and I did a half day with Paulino. First thing he asked was "What do you want to see" Flamingos. He took us up the island and lo and behold, hundreds of them. This area was good for water birds. Next we go the other way and go to where they have the cave parties and many song birds. Enjoyed this excursion very much. I booked him online from home.
Written August 5, 2020
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Christine
3 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Fantastic morning spent with Paulino! We saw 55 bird species is 3 hours in Cayo Coco. He knows exactly where to go. So thrilled to see the Cuban Toby. Life list experience.
Written April 20, 2023
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