The Zapata Peninsula is a great shoe-shaped territory jutting west into the Golf of Batabanó, by the southern half of the island of Cuba. The more than 4200 square kilometer landmass is a region of limestone with flooded faults called “cenotes”. Into it, the swamp-land (the Ciénaga de Zapata) sweeps south to the Caribbean Sea. The region, the hosting of nearly 900 plant species, 12 mammals species, 175 bird species, 31 reptile species, and more than 1,000 species of invertebrates, is a natural park and wildlife reserve – Parque Nacional Ciénaga de Zapata – incorporated within the Gran Parque Natural Montemar. It is the largest protected area in Caribbean.

Zapata extends west of a deep, finger-like bay, the 20 kilometer long Bahia de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs), the site of the failed U.S.-backed invasion attempt in 1961.

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Hotels in Zapata Peninsula

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Villa Guamá

Zapata Peninsula
  • Adults Only
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  • Honey Moon
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Children younger than 12 are not allowed in the hotel.

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Breakfast and dinner in Cabin room
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Playa Larga

Zapata Peninsula
  • Family and Children
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  • Nature

Children from 2 to 12 years old.
Infants under 2 years old.

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Breakfast and dinner in Standard room

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