Playa Giron Bay of Pigs – Cienega Zapata is about 1.5 hours west of Cienfuegos by car, on a detour road from Cuba’s central highway Carretera Central between Havana and Santa Clara.
Playa Giron Bay of Pigs – Cienega Zapata is actually in an estuary system of the Zapata Peninsula that is best known for the name of one of its most notorious shorelines: Playa Girón AKA The Bay of Pigs. Most of our clients visit this area en route between Havana and Cienfuegos usually in order to visit the small museum (basically one room) commemorating the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. There is also an eco-tour center in nearby Guamá that features a motorboat tour of a swamp with a visit to a recreated indigenous village.
However, we have had some clients, particularly those interested in the natural attractions of the eco-system that have stayed overnight in Playa Giron. The best nature attractions are the snorkeling over the near-by coral reefs, our birdwatching tours guided by internationally renowned naturalists, and in-shore fishing expeditions for clients looking for tarpon and other shallow-water fish. There are also several snorkeling and diving opportunities at nearby off-shore reefs and the famous Cueva de Peces tidal cave.
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