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Things to do in Matanzas

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The top 12 attractions in Matanzas

Nature Reserves in Matanzas
Zapata Swamp (Ciénaga de Zapata)
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).
Of Touristic Interest in Matanzas
Guamá Crocodile Farm
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It is the biggest crocodile farm in Cuba, in Guama, a resort designed in the middle of the Laguna del Tesoro, part of the Natural Park of the Zapata Peninsula. In this breeding there could be over 10,000 crocodiles, which are seperated by zones, depending on size. The tour is guided and takes 45 minutes. 1st you get an explanation about them and they show you a skeleton, or small stuffed embryos in formaldehyde. Then you go through the swamps to see them, from the babies to the largest ones. They also do a demonstration of how to hunt them with a bow! And you can see how fast they eat their food when breeders throw them something. The incredible thing is that you can touch them, and even take photos with them. I remember having a tiny alligator in the palm of my hand, it was incredible that that little thing looked like a special effect out of Jurassic Park over the years could be as big as those who were sleeping half-hidden in the mud. There is also a ranch where you can eat crocodile meat. Cost to enter is 3 USD. Bring repellent for the mosquitoes.
Bays in Matanzas
Bay of Cochinos
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This summer I made a very good decision to travel to get to know Cuba. My intention was not to make the typical tourist trip, so we rented a car and drove, as much as time allowed, in eight days. The rest I will leave for our next visit, which we will surely make. The last evening we were there we went down to the south, in search of crocodiles, the marshes and the beautiful Bay of Pigs. Unlike the northern beaches in the country tourists were conspicuous by their absence, something to be thankful for, and one reason I can recommend a visit here. It is a place steeped in history, the site of one of Fidel Castro's victories in the many efforts so that the U.S. would not invade their land.
Villages in Matanzas
Matanzas
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Its architecture, its people, its landscapes, a beautiful province of Cuba that is worth visiting, with its museums and old buildings, is like being transported back in time, and the people there are super friendly and funny. The vivid colors of the building are painted for the appreciation of those just passing by. One way to get to know the Cuban lifestyle and toursim of Cuba is via photos, here we have the pleasure of releasing my new D3100, for a new camera that we did not know yet. It's very easy to use, so with the beauty of massacres and the D3100 captured these beautiful images of the province. On one particuar day trip I decided to try my Nikon D3100, a trip which was difficult to do with a camera, but this camera is intuitive and easy to use. With a full two hours to read the manual, and two hours reviewing the functions settings, I was able to take it with us. In Matanzas the camera worked perfectly even at those altitudes, capturing every moment and freezing landscape of my visit to Cuba and one of its beautiful provinces, whether in motion or static, the images left me satisfied with its quality, and Matanzas with its landscapes left me absolutely stunned.
Of Cultural Interest in Matanzas
Taíno Village
It is a replica of a Taino village located in the Guama Resort in Treasure Lake. The Taino are the ancient inhabitants of Cuba. It is decorated with sculptures that replicate the daily activities of the Tainos, and their are replica huts that were their homes. It is located in a beautiful setting in the Zapata Swamp. Open daily from 9 to 17 hours.
Villages in Matanzas
Guamá
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These islands are approximately 15 km of chains. It is a group trying to rebuild renovated historic life of an Indian tribe. Accessed by boat and reportedly the temperature of the island is high because there is almost no shade to be found. This is where you take the opportunity to overcharge tourists for drinks.
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The best things to do in Matanzas

You can't even imagine the number of places to visit in Matanzas. Matanzas is a city of Cuba near Havana. There are a thousand things to do in Matanzas today, in fact, it's one of the most visited cities of the Cuban island after the capital. Because of its cultural and literary development, Matanzas is also known as "The Athens of Cuba". We can start the tour of the city and its surroundings by talking about its beaches. The Bay of Pigs is a beautiful beach and one of the most perfect things to see in Matanzas. The town of Matanzas is located near the mouth of the rivers Yumurí, San Juan and Canímar. One of the best
Matanzas activities that you can experience
in town is sailing a boat to Cayo Blanco. There are many attractions in Matanzas worthy of the best
postcards. And this beach area is home to some of the most impressive
Matanzas attractions. Finally, visiting the
Dolphinarium or the well known Josone Park is some of the strangest stuff to do in Matanzas. The crocodile farm is also a very interesting place. If you want to know more about what to do in Matanzas, visit Minube where you can see the favorite spots of users who have visited the Cuban town near Havana.