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Guanaroca Lagoon, Cienfuegos
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Treat yourself with a trip to a bird watcher's paradise at Guanaroca Lagoon. Dense green vegetation surround the lake, which hosts over 170 varieties of bird including pelicans, hummingbirds, and most notably a colony of flamingos. Hire a boat from the dock and let your captain take you toward the flamingo nesting ground. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Cienfuegos holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Guanaroca Lagoon and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The guanaroca is located in the province of Cienfuegos and is a protected area. In this Lagoon is established a colony of pink flamingos. We arrived in the afternoon until close, perhaps for this reason did not have to wait and we were the only tourists. A local guide accompanied us walking and explained the characteristics of the place, the flora and the fauna of the environment, and also, you can see some "tocororo" which is the national bird of Cuba. The tour concluded in the lagoon where the boats are to undertake a ride of about an hour on the lake where you can see many birds and the colony of flamingos. It was a very low clouds cloudy day and as we enter the lagoon and the silence and the nature they became instant magic. The Ferryman, very willing came to us the more possible the flamingos to be able to appreciate them and take pictures. As all Cuban, sympathetic and open soon told us of his life there and we brought us one of the stories more poignant that we met about the daily survival of the Cuban people. If you are near your route, I recommend it.
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  • The highlight is the boat trip on the lagoon, along the mangrove and to a place where a lot of flamingos. There you can get the water out of the boat (that's there till the ankles) and even closer the flamingos. Very nice and peaceful. In addition tells a guide what about some animals and plants in the area. The Cubanacan in Central Cienfuegos can arrange a tour, including taxi driver who wait while you're on the tour. It is recommended that as early as possible. Most birds to be seen. Please note that the tours but about every hour. Take also a hat or anything else from the Sun, because the Lake is very hot.
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  • We have been guided on the Earth by a lovely lady who explained the surrounding nature, we even try to catch spiders in their hole. Then we were on a boat to see the various aquatic birds. There was a lot of pink flamingos, but after explanations be was nothing compared to the winter period or the Lake is filled with pink flamingos.
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