Recommended Gear for Zapata, Cuba
Just 9,300 people live in the 4,322-sq-km Ciénaga de Zapata, the most sparsely populated area in Cuba. The area’s wealth lies in its vast forests and everglades that cover 1,670 sq km, and more than 165 migratory and autochthonous species, like the Cuban crocodile. In 2000, UNESCO - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, declared Zapata Peninsula a biosphere reserve. All the water surrounding this National Park area will be in your backyard the entire week you are aboard the Georgiana fishing. The preserve is one of the best bird-watching locales in the world shared with the Cuban Crocodile, 900 species of sundry plants and creepy reptiles.