Fidel Silvestre Fuentes
Cienaga de Zapata
Tel. ++53 (45) 98 73 59
Note: A very good direction if you like the beach. Fidel's house is just in opposite of the beach of Playa Larga. Just walk directly from the house to the water. You will also enjoy good food. A good place for one or two days fare from the touristic and crowded places.
Reservation: Also possible by e-Mail (Spanish and English).
Playa Larga is a very quiet place. Main reason to go there is the beach - perfect for swimming, snorkelling or also diving. There's also a small museum dedicated to the invasion at Giron (Bay of piggs). Enjoy it!
- La Boca.
A small place with a lot of animals, specially crocodils - and a restaurant where you can them...
- Sugar Factory "Australia" with museum.
- Jaguey Grande. A village nearby and a good place to observe everyday-life in a Cuban village. Jaguey Grande has also a train station (train from Habana to Cienfuegos stops there - every second day)
- Playa Giron. A beach with a lot of history, here the solders of the United States started a invasion against Cuba - without succes. You can visit the museum telling the details about the invasion. There's, as the name shoes, also a beach where you can enjoy beach life.
- Parque National
de Zapata. A good place for people loving nature, special people interested in birds enjoy this place a lot. Maybe you're glad to see a colibri there.
How to go to Playa Larga
- Viazul There's every day a bus from Habana to Cienfuegos/Trinidad which stops also in Playa Larga - this is certainly the easiest way to go there. An other posibility is to travel by bus to Jagüey Grande and then to catch a colectivo or taxi to Playa Larga..
The train between Habana and Cienfuegos runs every other day. You can go off in Jagüey Grande and then look for a for a colectivo or taxi which will brings you form there to Playa Larga. A large but interesting journey.