Horizontes Playa Larga

Montemar Natural Park, Matanzas, Cuba | 1 star hotel
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The smallest bird in the world

A travel blog entry by penguinchris



Another morning with Chino who we picked up at his home after breakfast. Our main target today was Bee Hummingbird, the world’s smallest bird and another species exclusive to Cuba.

Crabs were out in force this morning so it was a slow drive to our first stop where we were soon wandering again through trackless forest …

Drove a lot, relaxed a little

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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One night at Rancho Belen is probably enough if you aim to be on the road around lunchtime and might mean that you can find somewhere to stop overnight on the long drive west. After a brief pause to photograph Smooth-billed Anis at the Rancho Belen car park and to grab a couple of snaps of working life on the ranch we were on our way. …

Birding and sight-seeing

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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Chino found us as we were finishing breakfast and shortly afterwards was leading us ‘off piste’ into the humid forest somewhere near Soplillar. There were mosquitoes aplenty and they didn’t seem much deterred by the repellent we were using but there were also lots of birds. First of note was a pair of Grey-headed Quail …

Livin Large in Playa Larga

A travel blog entry by winegalcj

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... book called the water “peacock blue”). Soft and hard coral abounded as did Christmas tree worms, barrel sponges, fans and more. The visibility was terrific and the water was warm enough so that we didn’t get chilled. There is no sand at that part of the shoreline, so anenterprising Cubanhas set up shop renting comfy beach lounges for about $1 a day. That worked for us and we spent our time snorkeling and laying about in the sun. Since our ...

FIDEL CASTRO SLEPT HERE

A travel blog entry by rachel21601

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... herbs-everything perfectly preserved as it was on the day the pharmacy closed in 1964.

Santeria, the African-influenced religion that is practiced in Cuba both along with and in addition to Christianity, is based on the worship of an array of different African gods and is most vibrant in Matanzas. In order to enhance our understanding of Santeria, we were treated to an Afro-Cuban dance presentation including Yoruba and Bantu dances, followed by ...

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This 1 star hotel is located on Montemar Natural Park, Matanzas.
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