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Guanahacabibes Peninsula

#14 of 35 things to do in Pinar del Rio Province Features Animals
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UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Lovely area with sandy beaches and forests filled with diverse plants, birds, fish, and animals... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
Phoenix, Arizona
No People!!!!

Nice to see virgin coastline and swim on pristing gulf beaches. The ever changing scenery and... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
Robert H
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Lovely area with sandy beaches and forests filled with diverse plants, birds, fish, and animals. Snorkeling isn't so great - had to swim more than 150-200 feet to get to a reef, and it wasn't so great. Would have done a dive trip if we'd...More

1  Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Nice to see virgin coastline and swim on pristing gulf beaches. The ever changing scenery and biodiversity took me back to when the Florida Keys were truly unspoiled.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Our group of sixteen birders, plus a local guide and a biologist from the Havana Museum of Natural History, spent two days in this large park observing endemic birds and other species. We had terrific looks at Cuban Trogan, Cuban Tody, Cuban Green Woodpecker, and...More

4  Thank Judith D
Reviewed 2 December 2015

The entrance to Parque Nacional Guanahacabibes in La Bajada can be reached by car in around 3 hours from Vinales and under an hour from Sandino. The journey is so worth it. We were fortunate to arrive at the Parque visitor centre in La Bajada...More

5  Thank DrTenere
Reviewed 28 April 2015

To gain the full value of a visit to the Guanahacabibes National Park a guide is essential and available upon registration at the facility at La Bajada where there is a good interpretive display and indifferent toilet. Best to be there by 10.00 a.m. The...More

5  Thank valueadding
Reviewed 1 February 2014

This was the last stretch of our bike trip and it was the best! The quality of the natural environment is special and it is a lot more beautiful than all the guide books recommend. It's perfect for anyone interested in authentic unspoilt places. There...More

2  Thank imponatrip
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We went on a guided bird-watching trip of a couple of hours at the end of December and it was a wonderful experience. We got a really good look at bee hummingbirds, which are truly incredible and well worth the trip just by themselves: think...More

2  Thank Nicky P
Reviewed 17 July 2013

I visited the park on July 3rd, 2013, and the weather was not great for this place. Nonetheless, our guide, Abel, did everything that we could enjoy the trip. He even spotted iguanas for us (they hide at this weather), and bee colibris (again, not...More

Thank Serguei Z
Reviewed 17 June 2013

When visiting Cuba please do visit its non hotel based areas such as this one- you can easily book a tour from any hotel you stay at or hire transport and make your own arrangements to get to Pinar del Rio.We booked prior to flying...More

4  Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed 7 December 2001

Gorgeous spot: a large, nearly pristine peninsula covered in extensive native forest and with an interesting karstic topography. Here you can easily spot some of the jewels of Cuba's birdlife: Cuban Amazon (forming conspicuous flocks during mating season), Bee Hummingbird, Cuban Emerald, Cuban Trogon, and...More

9  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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