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Destination: Maria la Gorda

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Local Info and Resources:

  • History – Local Partner 1 Tour guide and historical perspective.
  • Nightlife – Local Partner 2 Private parties at local hotspots.
  • Food – Local Partner 3 Dining and reservations guide.
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Getting to know Maria La Gorda

Maria La Gorda is well known as one of Cuba’s most unspoiled dive sites, showcasing unique underwater coral reefs and a high diversity of species in calm waters. Its palm-fringed beaches are far from the madding crowds of Havana—a perfect place to soak up some of Cuba’s most beautiful scenery.

Our All-inclusive Visit

Explore María La Gorda, on the Bahía de Corrientes, beginning in La Bajada. Meet with a local naturalist at Guanahacabibes National Park, the largest of Cuba’s six nature reserves. In addition to butterflies and bird life such as the endemic bee hummingbird and yellow-headed warbler, Guanahacabibes is home to a large profusion of orchids and epiphytes with a total of 16 species, some native and some recently discovered. At a Meteorological Center, learn about forecasting weather patterns, storms and hurricanes that have left their mark in Cuba, along with how historic storms have impacted ordinary Cubans. Participate in an expert discussion at the “Honey House” on beekeeping and honey production.

Destination: Maria la Gorda

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Victory Sailing Dates Which Call Here:

Local Info and Resources:

  • History – Local Partner 1 Tour guide and historical perspective.
  • Nightlife – Local Partner 2 Private parties at local hotspots.
  • Food – Local Partner 3 Dining and reservations guide.

Getting to know Maria La Gorda

Maria La Gorda is well known as one of Cuba’s most unspoiled dive sites, showcasing unique underwater coral reefs and a high diversity of species in calm waters. Its palm-fringed beaches are far from the madding crowds of Havana—a perfect place to soak up some of Cuba’s most beautiful scenery.

Our All-inclusive Visit

Explore María La Gorda, on the Bahía de Corrientes, beginning in La Bajada. Meet with a local naturalist at Guanahacabibes National Park, the largest of Cuba’s six nature reserves. In addition to butterflies and bird life such as the endemic bee hummingbird and yellow-headed warbler, Guanahacabibes is home to a large profusion of orchids and epiphytes with a total of 16 species, some native and some recently discovered. At a Meteorological Center, learn about forecasting weather patterns, storms and hurricanes that have left their mark in Cuba, along with how historic storms have impacted ordinary Cubans. Participate in an expert discussion at the “Honey House” on beekeeping and honey production.

More about Maria La Gorda…

There are over 190 species of birds native to the Península de Guanahacabibes. BirdLife International lists the peninsula is an IBA (Important Bird and Biodiversity Area), and in spring and fall, it becomes a mecca for bird-watchers as hundreds of migratory species pass through as they make their way along the Mississippi Flyway.