Welcome to The Southern Military Zone
If the La Isla de la Juventud is Cuba's last frontier, the Southern Military Zone is a frontier on the frontier. Don't expect tanks and military bastions here. Instead what you'll find is deserted beaches, caves full of ancient pictographs, a turtle sanctuary, the Caribbean's tallest lighthouse and the Lanier swamps, Cuba's second-largest wetland and home to a population of American crocodiles.
The southern Isla is also replete with other unusual wildlife. Look out for monkeys, deer, lizards and turtles.