$220 / group
Tour by car from Nuevo Vedado to Montemar Park declared by Unesco Biosphere Reserve and also declared Ramsar Site. This is the largest of the nature tourist parks of Cuba and is located in the Zapata Peninsula, south of the province of Matanzas and constitutes an important tourist region that brings together natural values of flora, terrestrial and aquatic fauna unique in the Caribbean. The Cienaga de Zapata is part of this park, which constitutes the largest wetland in the insular Caribbean.
18 km from kilometer 142 of the national highway and before entering the Zapata Peninsula we will arrive at La Boca de Guamá which is a tourist attraction located halfway between Jagüey Grande and the Bay of Pigs. The name comes from the Taíno chief Guamá and is formed by several scenarios where to carry out different activities. Among others, you can visit Villa Guamá, Laguna del Tesoro, the Crocodile Farm, also has several restaurants, snack bars and gift shops
We will start visiting the largest crocodile farm in Cuba with more than 4000 crocodiles, you can visit all the facilities where the crocodiles live, touch them and photograph them, until you see births and share a few minutes with these animals just born, which delight children and of adults.
You can also see other species of the Cuban fauna such as the Manati species of aquatic mammals that are almost in extinction, the majuari cataloged as a fossil fish, you can also observe other species such as jutias and jicoteas.
In this park and crocodile farm, you will see replicas that show the process that the natives of the area use in the hard art of producing charcoal which requires a lot of dedication and effort.
Then we will board a speedboat and make a journey of about 20 minutes through the mythical treasure lagoon, which is a beautiful natural lake of 9.0 km2 of area and 4 m of average depth, surrounded by virgin vegetation, with crystalline waters and impressive nature It offers a beautiful framework for contemplative tourism.
After touring a canal surrounded by thick and green vegetation, we will arrive at the Taino Village which is a recreation of a village of the most advanced indigenous culture of pre-Columbian Cuba (la taína), in that village you will find 32 sculptures life-size made by the famous Cuban sculpture Rita Longa, which represent the aborigines performing the various daily activities of their culture (fishing, hunting, housework). It is a special show Hotel Villa Guama nestled on the Lagoon, it is an image that seems to have emerged from a postcard, with its cabins and bridges.
We will board the speedboats again to return to the mouth and continue our tour by car. We will go 11 km south to reach Playa Larga in the famous Bay of Pigs. Playa Larga is the typical picture of the Cuban Caribbean: calm and clean waters, white sand, palm trees and the exotic vegetable mantle that covers the surrounding areas. However, some elements endow this beach with its own identity: the Laguna de las Salinas, where birds take refuge from the harshness of winter, and a fantastic coral reef that surrounds the bay and is distinguished from the others by the presence of the huge Lady shark that swims in its waters. It is not dangerous, and you can touch it if you wish. You will enjoy a relaxing afternoon in one of the most paradisiacal and Caribbean beaches of Cuba in Playa Larga
|Tour type||Private tour|
|Age requirement||All ages accepted|
|Your group size||Min 1, max 4|
|Language(s)||English, Portuguese, Spanish|
Guide, payment at the entrance of the facilities, meals and drinks
- Departure from Hostal Aptofive 7:30 am
- Arrival at Boca de Guama 10:00 AM
- Lunch can be held in La Boca de Guama or in a Palladar in the Area.
- If you have lunch in La Boca, the departure will be 1:00 Pm
If you wish to have lunch in a paladar in the area, the exit of the mouth will take place at 12.00 m.
- Departure to Playa Larga 1:00 PM
- Return to Havana from Long Beach 5:00 PM
It is the client's choice to enter each of the facilities and must pay for the entrance to them and for the services they receive within them.
REMEMBER: Identity document for adults and children, comfortable walking shoes, swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, hat, camera and anti mosquito.
Starting from the Aptofive Hostel in Nuevo Vedado neighborhood, we invite you to take a car trip through out the Malecón. During our trip along the boardwalk we'll feel the throbbing of Havana's life. We' ll revive a time of corsairs and pirates, walls and closing of doors: in short, we will live a unique and unforgettable experience.
Travelling along the north coast of Cuba from Havana to Varadero we will know El Malecón and two of The Cuban engineering wonders: the tunnel of Havana bay and the Bacunayagua Bridge, we will dive in the cold and crystalline waters of Saturn cave and as a final climax we will enjoy and swim into the warm waters of Varadero beach.