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The bungalow complex is situated on the Zapata peninsula next to a reconstructed Taino Indian village, accessed across a large lake (Laguna del Tesoro) in mangrove swamps.Once a Castro bass-fishing refuge (Bohío 33 was El Commandante's), this odd hideaway spread over 12 little islands in the Laguna del Tesoro has 44 'bohíos' (huts) with good screens and adequate comforts - though the mosquitoes can be fierce. A 15-minute boat ride to headquarters, which is on stilts, is followed by a canoe ride to the guest cabins. Guests must canoe in to the main lodge for meals in the restaurant. This is an interesting place, but unless guests long to try the bass fishing, steer clear. The air-conditioned property offers a lobby with a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities, a games room, TV lounge, bar and a car park.The wooden huts covered with palm leaves feel like ship cabins, but are air-conditioned and come with new bathrooms with a shower, small lounges and a private terrace. Other in-room amenities include a direct dial telephone, satellite TV, a minibar and a double bed.There are evening events which recreate traditional rituals. Guests can also rent boats, go horse riding, diving, bird watching or visit a nearby crocodile farm. The complex has a swimming pool with sun loungers laid out for use.À la carte options are available for lunch and dinner.See more
Information about Cienaga de Zapata
Ciénaga de Zapata is a Cuban municipality. It is the biggest wetland area in the Caribbean, covering over three hundred thousand hectares. It is the natural habitat of unique species of flora and fauna and a declared Biosphere Reserve.
Inside the Zapata Peninsula is the Motemar Natural Park, which has exotic rivers, lakes, mangroves, caves, beaches, swamps and a submarine environment that attracts many divers and fans of snorkelling.
Visitors can also try some, hiking, horse riding, trekking, cycling, fishing, sailing and bird watching.
Just observing the local wildlife is a rewarding experience in itself. The Salina and Santo Tomás paths are very interesting.
Don’t forget to visit the crocodile nursery and the Playa Girón museum.
You can take a ferry from Boca del Guamá to Laguna del Tesoro, which is covered in lush vegetation and has fantastic trout fishing. In Guamá you will find good log cabins to stay in, and discos, restaurants and a reproduction of a Taína village complete with sculptures.
Enjoy unspoiled and peaceful beaches like Playa Larga and Playa Girón, which have coral reefs, and see the Cave of Fishes, an amazing underground spring
You can eat crocodile meat at several of Ciénaga de Zapata's restaurants.
Come and see nature in all its splendour.
Most popular zones from Cienaga de Zapata
- Playa Larga