The famous Bay of Pigs (Bahia de Cochinos) is 48km south of Boca de Guama. The CIA-sponsored landing here on April 17, 1961, was defeated within 72 hours, as a museum and many monuments proclaim. In all, 200 invaders were killed, 1197 captured, and 11 hostile planes shot down. You really get the feel of reliving history by coming here, and the clear Caribbean waters washing these shores make Bay of Pigs a favorite destination for scuba divers and snorkelers. A lasting legacy of 1961 is that the entire Bay of Pigs area is strictly out of bounds to cruising yachts.
The main resort in Bay of Pigs is rather pleasant, and a huge seawall provides a protected swimming area. The rocky soils of this region are of little use for agriculture and the population is sparse. Distances are long and public transportation is poor, so unless you've rented a car, you'd better be prepared to rough it.
Hotel Villa Guama, is situated in the Peninsula de Zapata National Park, in southern Mantanzas. The attractive design of this 2-star hotel resembles a faithful reproduction of houses built by the Cuban aboriginal people. Accommodations consist out of 44 Air-conditioned cottages made from wood and fan palm. Villa Guama is a bird watchers paradise and guided tours can be arranged from the hotel. Other facilities of this unique hotel include a restaurant, bar and a swimming pool.
Hotel Playa Larga, located in the natural surroundings of Bahia de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs), is a wonderful choice for families who enjoy the outdoors, birdwatchers and scuba divers of all levels who can expect some of the best diving Cuba has to offer. Hotel Playa Larga offers basic air-conditioned accommodations with private bathrooms and satellite TV.
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