Peninsula Zapata Cuba Travel Agency, one of the most important
ecosystems in Cuba and the largest swampland preserve in the Caribbean
islands, is in southern Matanzas Province. It contains exceptional species
of flora and fauna, many of which are endemic.
The Montemar Great Natural Park is located on the peninsula.
Here, you will find beaches, woods, mangrove swamps, rivers, lakes, flooded
caves which open on the sea, natural pools and a seabed of particular
beauty. In short, it's an ideal place for day and night scuba diving by
both beginners and experienced divers, including the exploration of marine
One of the park's main attractions is its system of caves,
that extends along the coast for 70 km (over 43 miles). Some of the roofs
of these caves have fallen in, turning them into semicircular lakes called
The park is also an excellent place in which 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.
While in you're in the area, Guamá-a restored Taino Indian
village on Tesoro (Treasure) Lake-the crocodile-breeding center and the
Playa Girón (Bay of Pigs) Museum are absolute musts Peninsula Zapata Cuba Travel Agency.