Tag: Cuban Nature

  • Guide to Ciénaga de Zapata and Bay of pigs.

    Ciénaga de Zapata is one of the six biosphere reserves in Cuba, located 150 kilometers southeast of Havana. This natural park is the wildest, most untamed region in the Caribbean. It is one of the best ecotourism destinations in Cuba.   The park contains extensive and varied ecosystems. Crocodiles, flamingoes, deer, jutias and the rare manatee […]

  • “El Manantial”: an eco-lodging in Trinidad

    The eco-lodging “El Manantial” is an unique spot, a secluded oasis in the middle of the jungle. Although the place looks like paradise, no many people know about its existence. It’s just one of those hidden gems. Where is “El Manantial” located? El manantial eco-lodging is located in the heart of Topes de Collantes mountains, […]

  • Guide to Trinidad, Cuba

    Trinidad is a small town located near Cienfuegos in the eastern part of Cuba. It is a stunningly beautiful place, mainly known for its abundance of colonial architecture; and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, following Havana and Varadero. In 1988 it was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage […]

  • MogoteArt: an artistic home in Viñales

    The MogoteArt boutique hotel was recommended to us by a journalist who had visited the site in the aftermaths of the meteor impact in Viñales. You can still see the site where the meteor hit the ground at the entrance of the hotel. Why is the place called MogoteArt? Well, one half of it is […]

  • Birdwatching in Cuba

    Cuba is a perfect place for trekking, practicing nature photography and of course birdwatching. If you don’t normally enjoy birding, maybe just escaping the noise of Havana in the countryside for a day sounds appealing. It’s up to you how you spend your holiday, but if it is in Cuba: why not taking a birding […]

  • Canopy tours in Cuba

    Cuba is increasing is repertoire of adventure vacation offers. The island, where until now the main attraction for tourists were the beaches, culture, architecture, history and nature, is expanding to the new niche of adventure tourism. The idea of Canopy is to slip from one place to another hanging on a steel cable sited dozens […]

  • Top 5 endemic birds to spot in Cuba

    Cuba is an island, similar in land area to England. The natural beauties of the archipelago are worldwide recognized. Hidden rivers, astounding white sand beaches, majestic and prehistoric mountains, and fauna as diverse as the country itself are some of the local natural luxuries. One of Cuba’s riddles is its wondrous birdlife. In fact, the […]

  • From Havana to the countryside in search of Seboruco

     Seboruco (literally “big rock” in Cuban slang) is a hill 678 meters high, located in the Sierra del Rosario. This land belongs to the biggest mountain range in the west of Cuba: Guaniguanico. Although I have never been to the hill, I have visited the village of Seboruco. The truth is that the peak is […]

  • Loma El Taburete: nature and history

    Loma El Taburete (Hill of the Stool) is a hill 460 meters above sea level. It is located on the mountain range Sierra del Rosario, more precisely in the municipality of Candelaria, within the province of Artemisa, Cuba. This location is very close to the community of Las Terrazas, a very famous one amongst the […]

  • The six biosphere reserves in Cuba

    There is a lot more to do in Cuba than sitting on a beach. After spending a few days on the seashore or in the city, it is good to change the environment and take a look into the inside of the country, where you can find: mountains the best-preserved rainforests in the Caribbean which […]