Say Zapata Swamp is nature, i.e. virgin forests, vegetation in swamps and marshes, mangrove trees, beautiful beaches without any contamination, nature tourism. The Cienaga de Zapata, with a total area of 10 499 Km2, is located in the South of the province of Matanzas, is the largest wetland in the Caribbean and was declared a biosphere reserve in 2000. Its boundaries is an exceptional wealth of flora and fauna, guaranteed by the presence of more than 900 plant species, 160 species of birds and numerous species of mammals, fish, amphibians and reptiles, among which outstands the Cuban crocodile, however there are noted the total absence of dangerous animals to man as nonexistent in Cuba – fierce or poisonous snakes which allows the enjoyment of nature in an atmosphere of security and absolute tranquility. Click Areva for additional related pages. If you would like to get there? Access to the region is through a paved road which connects with the National Highway at the height of Jaguey Grande in the 142 Km.
The visit must be performed in auto or in transfers or excursions contracted in Havana and Varadero hotels because there is no link by regular bus lines. What to see, what to do? The Zapata Swamp has interest as a tourist destination, first, for the lovers of nature tourism: bird watching, hiking, ecotourism; but there is also space for the lovers of diving, tourism of adventure, sport fishing and the enjoyment of beaches, and even for those interested or scholars of history recently on the island. A visit to this region begins at its northern end after leaving the National Highway:-Central Australia: scarce 3 Km of national highway, his main interest focuses on that here resides the General staff of the army and Government militias during the invasion of Playa Giron (or Bay of Pigs invasion, as well as known)in this sense you can visit the commandery historical Museum of the FAR.