Guama Crocodile Farm Cuba One of the biggest attractions at Guama is the Criadero de Crocodilos or Crocodile Farm, a huge complex displaying Crocodiles throughout their whole gestation cycle. Operated by Ecotur, the Criadero de Crocodilos is a Crocodile Farm breeding facility for the Rhombifier and the Acutus (known in Cuba as the caiman) species of crocodiles, large aquatic reptiles, and a sanctuary for sixteen species of endangered reptiles. As the largest crocodile farm in Cuba, the Criadero de Crocodilos has more than 100,000 residents, kept in a variety of pools. As part of Guama, the Crocodile Farm is incorporated into the resort right in the middle of the Laguna del Tesoro, part of the Natural Park of the Zapata Peninsula. In this breeding center you´ll find the crocodile separated into zones depending on their size. There is a guided tour which takes 45 minutes. 1st you get explanation about these majestic reptiles and then you are shown a skeleton. Then you go through the swamps to see the live ferocious animals in their natural habitat, from the babies to the largest adult crocodiles measuring up to 5 meters. They also do a demonstration of how the Taino Indians used to hunt them with [...]
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Holding the record as Cuba's highest bridge the Puente de Bacunayagua was inaugurated in September 1959 and sits impressively at 110 meters above the valley below. The bridge marks the spot of the division between the provinces of Mayabeque and Matanzas. Considered by Cubans and visitors alike as one of the seven wonders of Cuban civil engineering, the bridge has its own restaurant with a panoramic observation deck on the Havana side of the bridge, looking towards the Matanzas coastline. [...]
In 2009 the city of Matanzas inaugurated a national museum on the Slave Route in the Castle of San Severino. The Museum of the Slave Trade in Cuba was opened by UNESCO and tells the riveting story about how the Atlantic slave trade forms an essential part of the shared history of Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and Americas. Designed to bridge generations, the museum is an interesting place to learn about African history, traditions and languages and how they transcended [...]
The Sauto Theater opened in 1863 and has remained a focal point of the city ever since. Designed in U-shaped 775-seat configuration it is hailed by musicians to have some of best acoustic resonances in the world. The interior of the Teatro Sauto is almost completely covered with ornate wood-paneling giving the interior a bourgeois appearance. The seating area has three VIP balconies and the floor can be raised internally to convert the auditorium into a ballroom. Considered the most [...]
Shame on you if you visit Matanzas Cuba and don't see a baseball game. While visiting Matanzas this might just become a reality! Matanzas's Victoria de Giron Stadium holds 30,000 baseball fans and is one of Cuba's largest and best kept stadiums. Home ground to the Matanzas Cocodrilos (Matanzas Crocodiles) baseball team, it's where you can see them play in either the Cuban National Series from November through April or the Cuban Super Series Baseball league between May and July. [...]
Address: Peninsula de Zapata, Playa Larga, Matanzas Hotel Playa Larga is located in a privileged part of the Zapata Peninsula Biosphere reserve right next to the Bay of Pigs. Blessed with one of the most beautiful beaches on the south coast of Cuba with pure white sand and lush tropical vegetation, the Hotel Playa Larga is a true naturist paradise. The cabins are right on the seafront, making this hotel a true beach oasis. Hotel Playa Larga is visited by [...]
The Granma province has two expansive national parks, GRAN PARQUE NACIONAL SIERRA MAESTRA (sometimes called the National Park of Turquino) and PARQUE NACIONAL DESEMBARCO DEL GRANMA (National Park Landing of [...]