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    Room facilities:Air-Conditioner, Bar, Cable TV, Gym, Hair Dryer, Laundry, Meeting Room, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool


Designed especially for divers, but is a wonderful option for echo-tourists and vacationers looking for a quiet and isolated place, the Centro Internacional de Buceo Gaviota (CIB, International Diving Center Seagull) “Maria la Gorda” is located at the westernmost tip of Cuba, the Guanahacabibes peninsula, near Corrientes Cape. It’s a true opportunity to discover the intricate places of this biosphere reserve and experience a paradise inhabited by many species of animals and endangered endemic species and where there remain still untouched small and sheltered beaches wrapped in pirates and hidden treasures stories.

It is not known with certainty the identity of the person who gave name to it, if it was a Venezuelan indigenous brought into force on a pirate ship and then abandoned to their fate, or the daughter of a Spanish sailor who shipwrecked in the area, but Maria la Gorda (the fat Mary) settled down at the edge of the inlet streams, 143 km southwest of the city of Pinar del Rio and to survive, she began to provide food and fun to any ship which ventured that corner of Cuba, where it is assumed that over 100 sunken Spanish galleons lie, and where there is talk of fabulous hidden treasures such as the Mexican city of Merida.

Private, quiet and known for its clear sea beds, ranked among the top in the world and for many the best for diving in Cuba, the Canto del Veril marine platform is about 300m from the coast and its 50 dive sites are always nearby; here you can enjoy a marine flora of indescribable colors by the gorgonian varieties that inhabit them, as well as the contemplation of walls which are covered by black coral colonies, which constitute the largest reserve on the island. The marine life is abundant and surprising, mostly in August by the presence of whale sharks. More than 20 corals species, different sizes fishes, lobsters, crabs and eels can be seen frequently in these sea beds.

The villa is located in a mixed environment, where the lush forest and diverse wildlife are considered a natural refuge. Birds abound, more than a hundred native species nest in the place (especially the green woodpecker, the parrot and the tocororo) as well as numerous temporary residents. There are also a lot of live reptiles, amphibians and mammals (mainly iguanas, frogs, deer and jutías). Extremely abundant are invertebrates and a special attraction is the speleology-fauna, to which belong the hot caves, its main biotype. This region’s vegetation is endowed with diverse formations such as evergreen semidesíduos forests, coastal thickets, rocky coast and sandy coast vegetation, of lagoons, mangrove swamps and grasslands. Its flora reaches about 70 species of which 17 are endemic of district itself, among them is the smaller plant with flowers and fruits in the world which does not exceed 0.3 mm., demonstrating the varied landscape, one of the main attractions of the place.

Topics: Sun and beach

Rooms: Currently our Villa has 71 rooms of which 61 are doubles and 10 triples, all with private bath, air conditioning, minibar, telephone and satellite TV service. Of these, 51 are on the beachfront line, twelve have no direct sea view, and another 20 are inserted in the vegetation on the second beach line.

51 Standard rooms

In beachfront with and without sea view, air conditioning, two or three single beds, private bathroom, telephone, satellite TV, safe and refrigerator.

20 wood rooms

These are wood rooms inserted into the vegetation, with air conditioning, private bathroom, telephone, satellite TV, safe, refrigerator, terrace or balcony.

Power: 220V and 110V Standard outlets. Transformers are needed.

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Children and extra beds

Children Allowed. Maximum Occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults. To know prices of lodging for extra adults and children, please send your inquiry


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Bar, Diving, Currency Exchange, Disabled Guests, Nautical Equipment, Swimming Pool, Beach, Restaurant, Medical Services, Spa


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Pinar del Río

Pinar del RíoMade up by 11 municipalities, this province, Cuba’s westernmost, is characterized by a broad variety of landscapes, from cordilleras to valleys, forests and large cultivated extensions. Its capital is the city of Pinar del Río, founded in 1699, where the Milanés Theater, the Cigar and Guayabita del Pinar, a typical Pinar del Río alcoholic beverage,

Sports & nature

Its sites of major interest include the península of Guanahacabibes, which shelters a great variety of flora and fauna species and Vuelta Abajo, the area where the best tobacco in the world is grown. Besides, the Viñales Valley, World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, located in the Sierra de los Órganos, is characterized by its curious mogotes, small isolated hillocks with a round surface, distinctive of the area. There you can visit the Prehistory Mural, which recreates the supposed fauna native of the Valley and the Santo Tomás Cave, the largest cave system in the America and Viñales. At Indio Caves a boat tour is carried out in the latter through an underground river that makes it possible to observe the beauty of the cave. Los Jasmines, Rancho San Vicente and La Ermita hotels are in Viñales. Also María la Gorda located in the Peninsula of Guanahcabibes, is one of the best know international scuba diving center with 32 diving sites.

Nightlife info

Pinar del Río has some nightclubs and a cabaret named Rumayor. It also has discotheques and cultural squares in each municipality to dance or listen to music.

Culture and history info

Culture and history infoPinar del Río or Vueltabajo has an important cultural tradition. Is the birthplace of great artists like the contemporary creator Pedro Pablo Oliva; and the writer Cirilo Villaverde, author of 18th century most important Cuban novel Cecilia Valdés. Also in the province was born the composer Pedro Junco, author of the renowned piece called Nosotros.The capital city has a Museum of Natural Sciences named Tranquilino Sandalio de Noda that shows the natural history of the province. Besides, there are art galleries and cultural institutions.

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