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Zapata Swamp (Ciénaga de Zapata)

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Lake of Treasure

Treasure Lake is located in the Guamá tourist centre on the Zapata Peninsula. It is 16 square km in area and is 4km wide at its widest point. At its centre it is six meters deep on average. In connection with its name, it has been claimed that the Ciboney Indians and the chiefs of Yaguarama and Hanábana indians came to this place to give water as offerings to the gods, and the gold that the conquistadors had so eagerly sought. It is assumed this is the reason it began to be identified as Laguna del Tesoro (Lake of Treasure).


The Swamp Of Zapata

You will find this in the biggest but least populated area of Cuba in the province of Matanzas.With an approximate area of ​​three hundred thousand hectares, it is the largest wetland in the islands of the Caribbean. It is part of the best preserved green regions of the archipelago. There are many native floral species and it is an area with many birds (about 230 species). Another big tourist attraction is the crocodiles. The area has the largest crocodile breeding center in Cuba.


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