Laguna de Maya

Matanzas Province

The Laguna de Maya is part of a flora and fauna reserve on the coast that also incorporates Playa Coral. Located 2km inland from the beach, it comprises a snack-bar-restaurant by the eponymous lake with boat rental (CUC$5 for two hours) and a short 600m trail through the coastal forest.

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