Explore the Zapata Peninsula
The Zapata Peninsula is the biggest in Cuba, with 300 thousand hectares. It has a length from east to west of 175 km, and 58 km of width, The Peninsula National Park is has a vast ecological value. This is the largest wilderness area in Cuba, there you will be able to find and see dozens of endemic and migratory species, like the Cuban crocodile. There also you can see 900 species of native plants. This is a marshy ecosystem, it belongs to the Matanzas province. It has the most complex karst drainage system of the island. It is part of the best preserved green regions of Cuba. The landscape has low, marshy and semi-swamp plains, on peaty deposits and limestone rocks. With hydromorphic soils and vegetation of natural savannas of aesthetic and scenic value, such as the Treasure Lagoon and the Hatiguanico river basin. This is the main fluvial artery of the area, as well as Playa Larga and Playa Girón. The vegetation of the Ciénaga de Zapata forms one of the most important green areas of Cuba and, due to the species of flora and fauna that lives there, represents a place of world interest.