Composition: bedroom, bathroom
Amenities: 2x bed linen & towels, terrace, air conditioning, heating, free wireless internet, free parking on the street, heated towel bar, mirror, shower, washbasin , toilet, double bed, built-in wardrobes, night tables, lamp
Located on Cuba’s western tip, María la Gorda is a paragon of environmental protection, evidenced by its abundant flora and fauna. The Guanahacabibes Peninsula where it’s located was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1987. It is about 300km from Havana.
Considered one of Latin America’s top diving sites by divers, María la Gorda boasts some 32 dive sites with enviable visibility, abundant coral gardens and rich marine life. Water temperatures average between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius. While a magnet for divers, María la Gorda also attracts visitors for its superlative snorkeling, pristine beaches, and big game fishing.
The 73 rooms here are in air conditioned cabanas – older ones are of wood, newer ones are concrete; some are strung along the beach, while others are in the surrounding grounds. The wooden cabins are simple, but those in the woods, reached over small bridges which blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment, are wonderfully charming. Taking a sunset cocktail on your terrace here while butterflies flit by, is unadulterated nature at its best.
The hotel is being renovated to add more rooms, a buffet restaurant, a cyber café, lobby bar and more.
The hotel is named after ‘Fat Maria’ an indigenous Venezuelan woman who - according to legend - was abducted by pirates and left behind in this remote part of Cuba.
Add services to your hotel reservation, book and pay on-line scuba dive packages.
Plan and enrich your travel itinerary. Book and pay on-line attractive scuba dive packages, together with your hotel reservation in Maria la Gorda.
Scuba diving packages include:
- Diving instructor
Packages do not include:
- Diving equipment (can be rented at the diving center)
The International Diving Center Maria La Gorda requires the client to present his/her dive certification or logbook with personal dive experiences. If this is impossible, you will have to do an introductory course. If you wish to attend a dive course in order to get an international certification (no PADI), bring 2 photos and the results of a recent medical checkup. Both courses must be arranged and paid locally.
When reserving accommodation on-line, the scuba dive packages can be booked optionally. The prices are linked to the room occupancy (single, double or triple room = 1, 2, 3 divers). In case of a different number of participants or published immersions, please contact us for a tailored quote.
Travelling by rental car from Havana, follow the A4 motorway directly to Pinar del Rio city, where it becomes the provincial highway (CC). The distance from the capital to María la Gorda is 304km (approximately 4 to 5 hours). The route is beautiful, with the occasional animal crossing. This will influence driving speed from between 20-80 km.
Prearranged, private transfers from/to Havana are available.
The hotel also offers interesting transfer-options which should be booked together with the room.
• Lobby Bar;
• A la Carte Restaurant;
• TV Room;
• Shop $;
• Car Rental $;
• Internet access in the lobby $;
• Beach volleyball;
• Multilingual Staff;
• 24 hour Reception;
• Fishing $;
Distance to Airport: 230 KM