Go bird watching

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Take a day trip out to Peninsula de Zapata, the Caribbean's largest marshland/swamp area at nearly 5,000 sq. km. There are more than 350 species of birds in Cuba, including woodpeckers, parrots, wrens, flickers, flamingos, hawks, spoonbills, egrets and plovers. Twenty-one species are only found in Peninsula de Zapata, including the world's tiniest zunzuncito hummingbird. Visitors will also get to see fish and crocodiles.

The bus ride to the park is two hours each way so be prepared for the commute. The best time of the year to go is during migration season in the spring.