Melia Internacional VaraderoPrice/night 125 € 147 €
On the south side of the Matanzas, the Zapata Peninsula is one of the most important ecosystems in Cuba and the largest swamp reserve in the Caribbean. It features exceptional species of flora and fauna, many of which are endemic. While in you are in the area, Guamá -a restored Taino Indian village on Laguna del Tesoro (Treasure Lake)-, the crocodile-breeding center and the Playa Girón (Bay of Pigs) Museum are musts. The Great Natural Park of Montemar, located in the Zapata Swamp Reserve of the Biosphere, is particularly attractive for those who prefer to enjoy the multiple specialties of nature tourism. Here, you will find beaches, woods, mangrove swamps, rivers, lakes, flooded caves that open on the sea, natural pools and a seabed of particular beauty. In short, it is an ideal place for day and night scuba diving by both beginners and experienced divers, including the exploration of marine caves. The park is also an excellent place to go hiking, horseback riding and boating. In addition, many animals live here, and the international flyways of several kinds of birds go over the park, so you can see both native and migratory species.