Ecotourism in Cuba

Come to the island of Cuba to enjoy one of the best ecotourism destinations on the planet.

Ecotourism in Cuba
Ecotourism in Cuba
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Cuba offers all kinds of activities in addition to hiking and trekking. You can sight great variety of birds since Cuba has the biggest diversity in the whole Antillas; or visit the litter hatchery and the reproduction of endangered species and crocodiles, which are known worldwide; go on horse tours by its valleys; be part of the cycle-tourism programs; discover the farmer’s farm which allow you to interact with the most genuine of the Cuban roots; practice sport fishing, mainly in the protected marine areas, in the modality of capturing or freeing.

 

Birds Sighting:

Toa River, Baracoa: Sight the birds by the third biggest river in Cuba and an important habitat for plants and birds.

Sierra del Chorrillo Range, Camaguey: You can explore this protected area in the Southeast of Vamagüey by jeep, on foot or by horse. The park has a petrified forest with fossilized trunks which are more than 3 million years old and it hosts the ranch La Belén, reconverted in birds reservation, with unique species such as the Cuban psittacidae and the giant kingbird, just as little blue herons, the Eurasian sparrowhawk, the common quail and the Cuban emerald.

El Yarey Villa, Granma: The picturesque reservation of El Yarey Villa in Jiguaní offers excellent opportunities of birds sighting. Here you can sight great number of endemic and migratory birds.

Pedraplén, Jardines del Rey: Deberás estar pendiente si quieres avistar pelícanos y espátulas rosadas en las inmediaciones de este paso que conecta Cayo Coco con tierra firme.

La Silla Inn, Rey Gardens: Around the Flamencos Lake you can see pink flamingo’s flock on the middle of their flight between April and November.

Cabaniguán Mountain, Las Tunas: Make an escape to visit the crocodile’s reproduction center, the biggest one in the whole world, and see the birds revolving between the trees and the water.

Flamingo Tour, Santa Lucia: You will have to sail along the Santa Lucía littoral to visit a flamingo’s colony in the South of Cayo and, if your are lucky, you will see dolphins in Nuevitas Bay.

Caves:

Ambrosio Cave, Varadero: This imposing cave with 300 metres is an archeological place, very well preserved, which has more than 40 Precolombin draws.

Bellamar Caves, Varadero: Located on the suburbs of the city of Matanzas, this caves are among the biggest and most beautiful underground formations of the Caribbean.

Indian Cave, Pinar del Río: Enjoy a walk by boat on the underground rivers which flows on the inside of a hill rock.

Great Saint Thomas Cave, Pinar del Río: This is the biggest cave system in Cuba and the second biggest one in North America, with 46 kilometres, distributed along more than 8 levels and it is home for bats.

Portals Caves, Pinar del Río: With 30 m. heigh, it hosts a museum and a great variety of stalactites and stalagmites.

El Guafe Archeological Natural Route, Granma: It explores the disseminated caves of the Desembarco del Granma National Park and do not miss the famous Ídolo del Agua, engraved by the pre-Columbian indigenous in the inside stalagmite of one of the caves.

Martín Infierno Cave, Cienfuegos: You will be surprised when you see the highesttalagmita in the whole world with its 67 metres. stalagmite in the world, with 67 metres.  

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