Guama - Caleta Buena (snorkeling)
Price (2014): Adult 69 CUC / Child 52 CUC
This full-day excursion will take you the spectacular Zapata Peninsula which is the largest wetlands of the Caribbean. Pickup at your hotel for a 2-hour bus ride from Varadero to the Zapata Peninsula through the beautiful countryside of the Matanzas province, you will do a comfort stop at the “Parador Fiesta Campesina” on the National Highway near Jaguey Grande.
Next is a visit of a crocodile breeding farm (considered to be one of the largest in America). You will then do a boat ride across Treasure Lake to get to the Guama Tourist Center which is home to a replica of a Taino Indian village where you will learn about the life of the indigenous people when Christopher Columbus discovered the island in 1492.
Next on the program is a visit to the “Cueva de los Peces” (Fish Cave), Punta Pedriz Center, and then arrival at Caleta Buena, a protected natural pool where the waters of the Caribbean sea enters through underwater caves. After a welcome cocktail you get free time for snorkeling or swiming in this natural lagoon filled with many tropical fish. Lunch is served at the on-site restaurant before returning to Varadero. On the way back you will visit the Fiesta Campesina, an interpretative farm where you can observe a broad variety of native animals and plants of the region.
Inclusions: Tour guide, transportation in air-conditioned bus, lunch, snorkeling equipment.
Departure: ~ 8:00 am
Return: ~ 5:00 pm
Suggestions on what to wear and bring:
• Comfortable wear and shoes
• Swimwear and towel
• Sunglasses and hat
• Sunscreen and insect repellent
• Bottled water
• Cash in small denominations for souvenirs, drinks and tips