MATANZAS.- Having been established more than 50 years ago, the greenery, foliage and nature rich eco-tourist facility of Guamá, can be found at the heart of a magical multicolored lagoon.
The Laguna del Tesoro (Lagoon of Treasures) enchants both the Cuban and foreign visitors who discover truly wonderful scenes in her waters and surroundings. The central focus is the Guamá holiday accommodation center within the lagoon of the same name.
Situated in the Zapata Swamplands, in the southern zone of the western Cuban province of Matanzas, Guamá is considered by experts to be the most extensive wetland in the Caribbean.
The lagoon is the largest such body of fresh water in Cuba, with its unique Villa de Guamá offering an opportunity to live and move in a species rich habitat.
In the 16th century when the Spanish Conquest arrived at the Zapata Peninsula, the terrified indigenous people are said to have thrown their most precious treasures into the lagoon waters.
However, the nature of the islands that form the tourist resort of timber built bridges, straw-roofed houses and wooded paths surrounded by sculptures that recreate aboriginals and their traditional activities, is indeed the greatest treasure.
The so called Taina Village, a group of sculptures depicting indigenous inhabitants engaged in various aspects of their daily chores -- a true work of art by renowned late Cuban sculptress Rita Longa -- is a „must see“ here.
The artist‘s works lend life to every precious moment of a stay in this enchanted oasis.Share on FB Share on TT