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Pinar del Río

Viñales

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Havana

Habana Vieja

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Bay of Pigs

Playa Larga

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Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos

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Villa Clara

Santa Clara

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Sancti Spiritus

Trinidad

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Camaguey

Camaguey

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Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba

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Baracoa

Baracoa

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Main destinations in Cuba

This web is the largest and friendly place to guarantee unforgettable holidays in Cuba. No reservation fees, no online payments. The payment will be done once you arrive your destination, directly to the people that will give you the services. Lots of tourists go on a package deal to areas such as Varadero, Jardines del Rey (Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo) or Holguin and stay in an all inclusive hotel resort. My best advice to you is to travel around the country, stay in Casas Particulares, where you will be a guest in a Cuban family's home. Hire a car or take the Viazul Bus, whatever, Cuba is easy to do on your own and much cheaper when you arrange it yourself, trust me. Have dinner in the casas, talk to the Cuban people, mingle with the locals and feel ... La Vida Cubana [Cuban Life].

Our service is reliable and personal. Online reservations are not common in Cuba, that is why we guarantee a fast reply within 24 hours of your request. We have direct contact with our Casa Particular owners who will honor your reservation if it has been confirmed. You will never feel loss with our services; once you have reserved a room, we will give you all the information needed and will be ready to answer any questions.

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Steeped in faded grandeur, Cuba, the Caribbean's largest island, drips with history, culture, and a captivating mystique. Live music wafts through the cobbled squares in Havana's World Heritage-listed Old Town, vintage cars still cruise the streets, and the beautiful old buildings of Cuba's colonial cities evoke the feel of a country frozen in time. Cuba also abounds in natural beauty. This vast island has more than 3,000 kilometers of coastline, much of it rimmed by dazzling beaches. Coral reefs glimmer in the turquoise waters, and Cuba's lush countryside and sublime islands have played host to presidents, provided refuge to revolutionaries, and inspired writers from around the world, Hemingway among them. With all this history and beauty as well as superb diving and fishing, Cuba offers a depth and diversity few Caribbean islands can rival.

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Vinales

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Parque Nacional Vinales is a beautiful, verdant valley in the Sierra de los Organos, north of Pinar del Rio. Steep limestone hills called mogotes slice through the valleys creating a dramatic landscape. The valley floors in the Parque Nacional Vinales are agricultural areas where tobacco, fruit, and vegetables are grown.

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Zapata Peninsule

A haven for birders and nature lovers, the Peninsula de Zapata is a remote, sparsely populated area of Cuba with diverse landscapes and one of the largest wetlands in the Caribbean. The Cienaga de Zapata, or the Zapata Swamp as it is affectionately known, is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, home to approximately 150 different species of birds, including rare bandicoots, waterhens, parrots, and heron.

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Trinidad

Exploring the town of Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is like stepping back in time. The beautifully restored buildings and cobblestone streets in the city center imbue a quaint colonial feel. Much of the architecture dates from the 17th to the 19th century when Trinidad prospered from both the sugar and slave trades.

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Santiago de Cuba

Cuba's second largest city, Santiago de Cuba, is the most “Caribbean” of the island’s cities, greatly influenced by immigration and trade from other Caribbean islands. It is proud of its revolutionary heroes, beautiful squares and vibrant musical tradition. And it is known particularly for its carnival.

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How to get to Península de Zapata Península de Zapata is located in the southern part of the Matanzas province, 150 km from La Habana. It's pretty straightforward to drive there as most of the road is on Autopista 1 and then south at Jagüey Grande intersection. Viazul buses also serve the peninsula, stopping in Playa Larga and Playa Girón.

Planning to go off the beaten path in Cuba and explore the wilderness of the country? Welcome to Península de Zapata, one of the least populated regions of Cuba and probably the finest for wildlife and nature lovers alike. Most of the Península de Zapata is protected and part of Ciénaga de Zapata, a nature reserve (also known as Gran Parque Natural Montemar). Its vast swamps and forests create the perfect habitat for diverse wildlife species, including many rare and endemic ones. Since 2001, Ciénaga de Zapata has been a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Ciénaga de Zapata translates in English to Zapata Swamp. Beach lovers don't give just up yet. Península de Zapata has over 30 km of beaches! Historically speaking, Península de Zapata is also very important. In 1961, the Cuban army had a very crucial battle at Bahía de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs) against a US-sponsored invasion. Playa Larga and Playa Girón are well known due to this.

Playa Larga While visiting Península de Zapata, we stayed at Playa Larga, which happens to be where the headquarters of Parque Nacional Ciénaga de Zapata are located. This National Park is within the limits of Ciénaga de Zapata reserve. It proved to be quite a good location to explore the area. Our casa particular was literally at the beach and had a lovely view from the balcony. Needless to say that the water was super calm and at a nice temperature. Perfect! It's easy to get to Playa Larga since the main road that runs south through the peninsula ends there.

Playa Gíron is best-known as the main place of the Bay of Pigs invasion. Museo Girón documents this historic moment.

Ciénaga de Zapata and Laguna de las Salinas This is probably the biggest reason for a visit to Península de Zapata. The vast Ciénaga de Zapata and Laguna de las Salinas are a paradise of unspoiled nature and vegetation. Hundreds of wildlife species can be found here. Access to this area is restricted and a guide is necessary. In order to get one, you'll need to visit the National Park headquarters at the entrance of Playa Larga. For 15 CUC (this price can change depending of the season) per person, a guide can be hired for half a day, although longer tours can be arranged. A small detail: you need to bring your own car or you can rent out one. The bumpy ride on the gravel road is definitely worth it. There are plenty of opportunities to stop and look for birds, including at some strategically placed lookouts. The guide will identify the birds as he spots them. It's heaven on earth for birdwatching! Just take a look at some of the birds we managed to see. And there are many more!

Snorkeling and diving Definitely one of the best things to do at Península de Zapata is snorkeling and diving. The best spots are located between Playa Larga and Playa Girón, where some facilities that rent appropriate gear can be found. In some places, all it takes is to park the car right next to the water and jump in. The coral reef is super close to shore and many different species of colorful fish await you! Also recommended is stopping at Cueva de los Peces, a very popular 70 m deep cenote.

Laguna del Tesoro is a lagoon with small islands. Each island has a hut and the whole area replicates a Taíno village.

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Cuba

"Esta es la tierra mas hermosa que ojos humanos han visto." [This is the most beautiful land that human eyes have ever seen.] - Christopher Columbus, upon arriving in Cuba, October 28, 1492.

Cuba is more than the largest island in the Antilles. It is an intricate archipelago comprising the main island (two-thirds the size of Florida), the Isle of Youth, and 4,195 keys [cayos] and islets. Their combined surface area is some 42,854 square miles. The country sits at the mouth of the Gulf of México, 87 miles from the Bahamas, 91 miles from Jamaica, 90 miles from Florida and 130 miles from Cancún.

Cuba has produced major international figures in literature and fine arts, film, ballet, modern dance and theatre. The country is also renowned for its original rhythms such as the danzón, son, bolero, mambo, cha cha chá and more. Cuba's prestigious cultural events attract international celebrities in dance, music, theatre and other arts. Among these events are the Casa de las Américas literary contest, the Havana International Ballet Festival, the Festival of New Latin American Cinema and the International Jazz Festival.

AlquilerEnCuba is a constantly evolving website, that's why your opinions and suggestions are very important, because in this way we will know your expectations and needs for our service. Our service is free and legal, there are no online payments, no hidden fees. We have direct contact with the owners of the Casas Particulares we announce and assure they are all properly authorized by the Cuban government.