Maria La Gorda
Maria la Gorda is located in the Guanacahabibes peninsula in the Pinar del Rio province, in western Cuba, a 4 1/2 hours drive from Havana. It is best known as a haven for scuba divers, but also offers eco-tourism options.
Experts consider the seabed at María la Gorda to be among the top ten places in Latin America, due to its abundant marine life and extraordinarily beautiful corals. Experienced divers love the diving, ranging from vertical walls to coral canyons, tunnels, and caves, and even the remains of Spanish galleons.
Things to See & Do
* Bird watching
* Ecological station
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Cuban Peso (CUP)
Language – Spanish
Population – 593,000 approx (Pinar del Rio province)
Land Area – 8,884.51 km² (Pinar del Rio province)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – +53
Travel Links – Maria la Gorda can be accessed by bus from Vinales (3hrs).