Bungalow by a Palm-Fringed Beach

Maria La Gorda 4-Day Beach Break Tour

Prices from £135 pp

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Duration4 days / 3 nights (flexible)

LocationMaria la Gorda

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Stranded on a sunny peninsula at the southwestern tip of Cuba, Maria la Gorda is remote, relaxing, and rich in wildlife both above and below the water. Known as one of the country's best diving spots, with bright coral canyons, whale sharks and even the sunken remains of a Spanish galleon, the underwater world here is astounding. Back on dry land there’s a tropical forest just begging to be explored, with rainbow-coloured parakeets, trogons and hummingbirds between the branches. This isn't a luxury retreat by any means, but it has a charm all of its own.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast

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Arrival in Maria La Gorda

Set within a protected nature reserve, Maria la Gorda is bursting with untamed beauty. Long strands of soft beach stretch into the horizon. Local folklore tells that Maria la Gorda (Chubby Maria) was abandoned on these sands and survived by selling her body to sailors. Apparently, she died very rich and very happy! You’ll be staying in a very simple hotel, right on the beach.

Arrival in Maria La Gorda

Free Time

Your time here is your own. Catch up on sleep under the shade of a palm tree, swim in clear turquoise waters and sink into a sun lounger with a fresh coconut. Alternatively, take a wander through the tropical Guanahacabibes forest, spotting exotic birds in the canopy and daydreaming in absolute peace. It’s a place where time moves slow and stress melts away.

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One thing you can’t miss in Maria la Gorda is the sea life. Pull on some flippers and snorkel amongst carpets of rainbow-coloured coral or book a dive and head further into the deep. Beneath the waves, there’s a world of tunnels, caves and shipwrecks to explore, all crammed with darting shoals of fish and even the occasional whale shark.


After your final night, you’ll wave a tearful goodbye to Maria la Gorda and head back east to your next Cuban destination.

Sunset in Maria La Gorda

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"Cuba is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. With its vintage charm, friendly locals and music on every corner, it is often described as stepping foot into a living museum. It's not hard to fall under Cuba's spell."

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