Maria la Gorda - Scuba Diving Among Pirates and Treasures

María la Gorda - Scuba Diving Among Pirates and Treasures

10 Days /9 nights, Cuba tour from/to Havana


  • María la Gorda

Main attractions:

  • Enjoy a world class destination for diving.
  • Be charmed by a natural paradise, raw and unspoiled.
  • Meet Guanahacabibes UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
  • Discover large coral reefs distributed in 26 dive sites.
  • Cross cultivated tobacco land of Western Cuba.

This adventure takes you to Western Cuba where natural beauty blends with intact underwater paradises & sunken treasures. In the far west of Cuba, you will find an untouched natural paradise that was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1987. In addition to the white sand beaches and turquoise blue sea, there are 26 coral reefs, water temperatures around 24 degrees and visibility of up to 40 meters: a wonderful starting point for all diving enthusiasts. Besides the great diving spots, during this roundtrip you will also discover the capital of Cuba Havana, the picturesque Viñales Valley as well as the UNESCO biosphere reserve Las Terrazas.

Day 1: Havana or Varadero – María La Gorda (350 / 500 km) 

Today includes a long journey to the western tip of Cuba. You will cross cultivated tobacco lands, fields of local produce and small towns before reaching the Guanacahabibes peninsula; breathe in the fresh air of the protected forests of Guanacahabibes and spot local animals such as iguanas and tree rats crossing the road.

Overnight stay with breakfast included at Maria La Gorda hotel (3*) (B).

Day 2 - 3: María La Gorda

Two days to dive and enjoy the tranquillity of the beach.

Your program includes 5 dives including the boat transfer to the diving area, oxygen tank, weights and a professional dive instructor. The rest of the equipment can be rented on spot, although we recommend to bring your own equipment (mask, fins, etc.) for safety and quality reasons. 

Overnight stay with breakfast: see day one.

Day 3: María La Gorda – Havana or Varadero (350 / 500 km)

In the morning, take the route back through Pinar del Rio; early afternoon arrival in Havana or late afternoon arrival in Varadero.

Services Included:

  • Private transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle according to local standards with a Spanish-speaking driver.
  • 3 nights at the mentioned hotel, according to availability.
  • 5 dives around Maria La Gorda area including the boat transfer to diving spots as well as oxygen tanks, weights and a professional diving instructor.

Services not included

  • Other equipment not mentioned.
  • Drinks and meals not specified in the program
  • Tips and personal expenses

Havana ⇢ Viñales ⇢ María la Gorda ⇢ Las Terrazas