Península de Zapata attractions

Museum in Playa Girón

Museo de Playa Girón

This museum with its gleaming glass display cases evokes a tangible sense of the history of the famous Cold War episode that unfolded within rifle-firing distance of this spot in 1961. Across the street from Villa P…
Dive Site in Playa Girón

Cueva de los Peces

If you don't fancy diving in the sea, head to the Cueva de los Peces, a 70m-deep cenote (flooded tectonic fault) on the inland side of the coast road halfway between Playa Larga and Playa Girón. It's a pretty spot a…
Lake in Boca de Guamá

Laguna del Tesoro

This lake is 5km east of Boca de Guamá via the Canal de la Laguna, accessible only by boat. On the far (east) side of the 92-sq-km body of water is a tourist resort named Villa Guamá, built to resemble a Taíno villa…
Dive Site in Playa Girón

Punta Perdiz

Punta Perdiz is a snorkeling and diving spot, 10km north of Playa Girón, where you can glide out from the shore in fish-tank clarity water to a world of coral and tropical treasure. There's a boat-shaped restaurant …
Beach in Playa Girón

Caleta Buena

Eight kilometers southeast of Playa Girón is Caleta Buena, a lovely protected cove perfect for snorkeling and kitted out with another diving office. The CUC$15 admission includes an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet and …
Crocodile Farm in Boca de Guamá

Criadero de Cocodrilos

On your right as you come into Boca de Guamá from the Autopista, the Criadero de Cocodrilos is a highly successful crocodile-breeding facility run by the Ministerio de la Industria Pesquera. Two species of crocodile…
Museum in Central Australia

Museo Comandancia de las FAR

During the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, Fidel Castro had his headquarters in the former office of the sugar mill, but today the building is devoted to this revolutionary museum. You can see the desk and phone from whe…
Park in Central Australia

Finca Fiesta Campesina

Approximately 400m on your right after the Central Australia exit on the Autopista Nacional, is a kind of mini-zoo-meets-country fair with labeled examples of Cuba's typical flora and fauna. The highlights of this s…