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Peninsula de Zapata National Park

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Visited the park for a day,the drive from Havana was 3 hours , you reach a place called plays largo... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pranjo49
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Sydney, Australia
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Fantastic and relaxing

Beautiful shoreline with amazing cave systems and reefs. Worth a few days in Playa Large, meet the... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Joni E
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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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Cuba’s largest ecosystem encompasses both swamp and beach.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
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“dry season” (2 reviews)
“bird watching” (2 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the park for a day,the drive from Havana was 3 hours , you reach a place called plays largo ,now your transport cannot enter the park, at this place you pay a fee 30cuc and they will provide a guide,and get a vehicle at...More

Thank pranjo49
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Beautiful shoreline with amazing cave systems and reefs. Worth a few days in Playa Large, meet the people, and see the water. Eat in the homes the best food.

1  Thank Joni E
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Visited the swamp in the dry season and went bird watching with a local guide who was very knowledgeable and informative. It was great to see so many different species and most of them indigenous to Cuba. The local beach was small and quiet, so...More

1  Thank SelinaSmyth29
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Visited several areas of Zapata and were a bit disappointed with the numbers of birds visible. There were some around and we had to use call recordings to see some of them. The wet areas did not have that many birds either, it seems that...More

Thank Cyril-Mundy
Reviewed 10 March 2017

You will likely need a guide unless you really know your birds and how to find them. I was on a tour and we went out early fro three days and then again in the afternoon. This is the second time I have done this...More

2  Thank Kim B
Reviewed 7 May 2016

This is a pristine preserved filled with flora, fauna, birds and more. A guide must be used and we saw on a tour for our family. Definitely a piece of Cuba if not the world that is untouched.

3  Thank shozgirl
Reviewed 14 February 2016

An excellent guided walk in the forest where our expert pointed out many local species. The birds were attracted by pre-recorded calls played by the guide. Also saw bats, boa constrictor, owls, crabs and lizards.

3  Thank NSWD
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Splendid boat ride across the lagoon to "Guama". There you have a native Indian village replica, a wooden walkway and bridges that take you along the lagoon to admired the huts and habitat. A great place for bird watching.

Thank Yermis
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We did a day tour in the Zapata National Park. It was fantastic. We saw a variety of birds, trees and flowers. Make sure you have mosquito repellent. We stayed at a lovely Casa in Playa Larga, so access was easy.

6  Thank Tobagomagik
Reviewed 12 July 2015

During our journey through Cuba, my wife and I spent a brief time at this National Park. This is a great place to snorkel and scuba in the Caribbean and observe a lot of beautiful fish and birds. Across from the Caribbean, there is a...More

4  Thank jonahNJ
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A_Winter_12
21 September 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
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kriform
8 September 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
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A_Winter_12
8 July 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.
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