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Maria La Gorda

Guanacahabibes Biosphere Reserve | Pinar del Rio, Cuba
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Very Basic Beach/Scuba Hotel

Government owned resort providing very basic lodging. Staff is great. Very friendly and do well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
abhurley
,
Cincinnati, Ohio
via mobile
Perfect for diving

Maria La Gorda is an excellent location if you go scuba diving otherwise I would not go all the way... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbora M
,
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“scuba diving” (10 reviews)
“fish” (11 reviews)
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Guanacahabibes Biosphere Reserve | Pinar del Rio, Cuba
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"beautiful sunset"
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"itchy bites"
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"restaurant"
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"bar"
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"costa"
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"nature"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Government owned resort providing very basic lodging. Staff is great. Very friendly and do well with what they have to work with. Linens dingy and tattered. Hot water and electricity frequently off. Almost no acceptable internet. Grounds not lush. Meals were decent and the same...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maria La Gorda is an excellent location if you go scuba diving otherwise I would not go all the way down there

1  Thank Barbora M
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

This is a government-run resort which you reach by a long drive along fantastic, protected, pristine coastline, full of wildlife. PLEASE PROTECT YOUR LEGS against sandflies!! Not a huge deal, but my legs were covered in itchy bites, which was my fault for wearing shorts...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Wow. Spend three days here for relaxing, swimming and snorkeling. Went on turtle safari one night and long waiting time was rewarded: we saw a green turtle more than 1 m laying eggs..... food and rooms better than expected

1  Thank behzrings
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

We stayed in casa costa salvaje in la bajada where the main road from Pinar meets the ocean, 11 km from Maria la gorda. This casa was one of the nicest of a handful of otherwise dreary accommodations. Get to the visitor centre by 9...More

1  Thank 201Lou55
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Diving trip to cuba , just getting to maria la gorda was an adventure in a 1949 dodge that the driver had to hold in gear, but fun. you need to go now its open to the yanks it will all change . take lots...More

1  Thank steve h
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

The hotel is expensive and it's quite bad for being a resort. There are only a couple of restaurants, including a buffet; the buffet one is not very good, while the other one usually runs out of options quickly. Scuba is just OK. The sites...More

4  Thank jortalv
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

I hitchhiked to La Bajada and stay at the small fish village. Then rented a bike and biked 14kms single way to Maria la Gorda for one day Pros: 1. not too touristy at all, but if you stay at the resort, your only companions...More

4  Thank ShawnQuann
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

There are far better places to go for a beach experience. Here sitting on the terrace or on the beach you are plagued by cats and dogs looking for food - gets worse as tourists feed them! There is a strong undertow on the beach...More

Thank Pippa65
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Maria La Gorda is a long drive and there's nothing special there other than the diving and snorkeling. The rooms were clean and spaceous but neither the buffet nor the a la carte restaurant were very good

Thank John R
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