Best things to do at Península de Zapata

Península de Zapata, Cuba


  1. Laura

    Yikes, look at all those crocodiles! We’re going to Cuba in December and i’m very much looking forward to seeing parts of the country that are like what you’ve described. The beaches are so rugged and beautiful.

    1. Breathe With Us

      So many of them. The small ones looked kinda cute but still dangerous! There’s loads to see. Try to go a bit off the normal tourist route and you’ll be amazed.

      The beaches in the north are a bit different. In some places truly spectacular. That’s where more of the resorts are (Varadero & Cayo Coco).

  2. porchet000

    My husband and I can’t wait to go to Cuba. We are both nature enthusiasts, and I am a snorkeling junkie. It sounds wonderful!

  3. Doni

    Cuban sounds amazing, I have always really wanted to go there!! All the places look great and I especially love all the little crabs running across the street! I pictured Finding Nemo with the bubbles. hahahah

    1. Breathe With Us

      We really liked it there. It has such an amazing potential, doesn’t it?

      Wish we could have stayed that long! We only stayed for a couple of weeks.

      That’s a shame. It’s very close. We went to Cienfuegos afterwards.


  4. Erin

    Beautiful pictures — sounds amazing. I had no idea there were any cenotes in Cuba. Now that tourism is opening to Americans, I’m hoping to visit soon.

  5. dawnkealing

    We have yet to visit Cuba but we’re really hoping to get there asap before things start to change too much. I’m thrilled to see such a diverse amount of birds, I love going bird watching! And, snorkeling! I’d be in heaven. ^_^ Thanks for sharing and informing! 🙂

  6. Ashley Hofman

    Can you tell me what is the name of the casa where you slept, with bech view? I am searching for the end of january and this looks really good!

      1. Ashley Hofman

        Thank you for your quick reply! I tried to book the casa but I got a few blanco pages so I sent them an email just to be sure. It looks great so I hope they have a room available!

  7. Tatiana Hirschler

    Any suggestions for tour companies going from Havana to Zapata? I assume you went by yourself and got a guide there?

    1. Breathe With Us

      Hi Tatiana,

      I’m afraid there are not many tour options as this is not a popular tourist destination. We drove there ourselves and got the guide at the national park office. This is a requirement and you won’t be able to enter the park without one.

      The other option is to take the Bus (which stops at playa larga) or a taxi. And then hire someone to go with you.

      Hope it helps.

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