Are you looking for casas particulares in Playa Larga? The beach, located at the Bay of Pigs is a great place for ecotourism, researching and learning about the recent history of Cuba. BandBCuba.com tells you why your trip to Cuba should include this location.
Playa Larga is located at the Bay of Pigs (Bahía de Cochinos) and part of the Peninsula National Park. It’s a small and cozy village, great for ecotourism. Coral reefs, swamp, flooded caves and mangroves are sights of interest at this area.
The beach is surrounding by the Zapata Swamp, Giron and Guama. Giron and Larga beaches were the place where the invasion took place in Cuba on April 17, 1961 by Cuban exiles funded by the Government of the United States.
There are a lot of activities to do in this area. Including scuba diving, snorkeling, going to the flooded caves and fishing at the largest fresh water lake in the country, named Treasure Lake; bird watching and visiting archaeological places.
Zapata Peninsula is the largest at the archipelago. And the national park has a high ecological value. There it’s possible to find dozens of endemic and migratory species, including the Cuban crocodile. There are also 900 species of native plants.
Bay of Pigs is located at the south of Matanzas Province. The only way to get there is by road. You can take a bus o rent a car and drive by yourself to the beach.
It’s 87 miles (140 km) from Havana, 65 miles (105 km) from Varadero and 112 miles (181 km) from Cienfuegos. Driving a rent car is a good way to know the entire peninsula. But you can also go by bus and ask your host for excursion how to get from Playa Larga to the rest of the area.
Finding a place to stay in Playa Larga won’t be a problem. There are more than 300 hotels rooms in the Bay of Pigs area. Including a 2 stars hotel in Larga beach. Staying at the beach fits every budget and travelers won’t regret to spend a few days at this location.
For having one to one contact with Cubans, the best accommodation is in casas particulares. Some homestays are located right on the beach. There you’ll wake up with the wonderful sight of the sea, while you get in touch with the culture of Playa Larga.
Also, staying at the beach will give you the opportunity to take time to visit the rest of the bay. This includes Girón, Guama and the Zapata Swamp.
Buck your room at one of the casas particulares in Playa Larga now and get to know the culture and history of this beautiful and interesting place. Take a look at the variety of places to stay that we offer in BandbCuba and contact us if you have any questions.