The Cuban exploration continues as we head today to Playa Larga.

You can catch up with the tour here:

Day 1 and Day 2

Day 3


Day 4 

  • Depart for Playa Larga
  • En route we visit Las Terrazas and the old coffee plantations. A beautiful nature reserve is now located here.

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Las Terrazas is a small community and nature reserve in the municipality of Candelaria.  It is located in the Sierra del Rosario mountains, which was designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1984.  The community was founded in 1971 and is sustained by tourist activity through Las Terrazas Complex. Las Terrazas is considered the first Cuban eco-museum and is used as a reference point, both nationally and internationally, for other developing areas with similar conditions.

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You could spend the night at Hotel Moka.  Unique in its architectural design, Hotel Moka brings the outdoors in, with a giant tree growing straight through the lobby.  The hotel sits nestled within the trees of Pinar del Río.

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Time to hit the beach!  Let’s take a dip at Playa Larga.  Playa Larga is located in the Cienaga de Zapata National Park, one of the largest protected areas on the island.  There is ample opportunity for swimming, snorkelling and diving.  You can also enjoy birdwatching here in Zapata as there are many varieties of native birds, including the iconic Pink Flamingo.  Beware of the crocodiles, and crabs!

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More sea, sun, history and fun in Cuba coming up…

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5 thoughts on “A CUBAN ITINERARY (PART 3)

  1. I love the photos! As I read, I was just trying to picture myself in Cuba.

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