Parque Nacional Península de Guanahacabibes
If you love plants and animals, don’t miss the ecologically rich Reserva de la Biosfera Península de Guanahacabibes at the far western tip of Cuba. It offers a stunning array of woodland, swamps, and limestone formations. After a day of hiking along cavernous trails and taking in the dramatic seascapes, we recommend relaxing at Cabo de San Antonio. The Hotel Villa Gaviota in Cabo San Antonio is a great base, and makes exploring this remote region easy and enjoyable. Just try to avoid crushing the swarms of red and yellow crabs that crawl across the peninsula’s central road! The ultimate Guanahacabibes activity is watching sea, loggerhead or green turtles. Experts think that as many as 4 of the 7 species of the earth’s sea turtles are thriving here at Guanahacabibes. If you can make it here between May and October, you can arrange an unforgettable night tour watching the turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. Because the area is listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, it means that conservation efforts are combined with sustainable tourism, so your night tour will be carried out with the utmost respect for the turtles’ well-being.