My trip to Guama

Cuba Holidays- An Excursion to Guama

Cuba holidays are always my first choice for a relaxing holiday. Last March, I made a decision to take a rest from our long UK winter and to travel to Cuba on holidays. It was an on-the-spot selection, so I did not have much time for preparation. I'd already been to Cuba on holidays several times, but it had been the very first time that I traveled to Cuba on my own, without any trip, no resort booking and with not even a good concept of where I was heading, only open to any proposition and any change in strategies.

I arrived in Havana City late in the day and a few Cuban friends welcomed me at the airport. I travel to Havana on my Cuba holidays, perhaps because Havana is no doubt my favorite Cuba holiday destination. Following several days walking along Old Havana roads, appreciating the sunsets at Malecon, dancing to the beat of Cuban music and listening to Cuba Jazz bands at Havana Jazz Caf, we chose to lease an automobile and have a tour on our own from Havana, south to Trinidad. I leased a car and my buddy George consented to drive. He's an excellent driver and I did not feel like driving in Cuba. Actually, I get really stressed when I must drive, particularly in a location that's new for me personally. So, I used to be happy he did it for me.

We woke up early each day, it was raining, but it did not prevent us. We got into the vehicle and headed to Guama, our first area stop on my Cuba holiday after leaving Havana and one of top Cuba draws not so far in the capital city. Guama is an all-natural area in the Marsh of Zapata, south of Matanzas. We arrived at Guama at about 9 o'clock in the morning and got a boat to go really to among the isles in which 26 sculptures created by Cuban artist Rita Longa recreate the life of first Cuba inhabitants in a little hamlet. This island is situated in La Laguna del Tesoro (the Lagoon of the Treasure) which is believed to happen to be called like that because of a treasure Indians living in this region through to the waters of the lagoon so Spanish did not keep it for themselves. Bear in mind that Cubans call Indians those indigenous inhabitants that lived in the Isle before the Spanish conquerors arrived.

The hamlet is linked to other small isles by wooden bridges. The flora, as well as the fauna of the area, is really so amazing that even two American eagles that migrated to the area in winter have determined not to leave and spend their holidays in Cuba. There are some cottages, a pool as well as other facilities in Guama for those that would like to remain and take pleasure in the quietness of the swamps for several days. We did not remain there, but we were fortunate to have a boatman who took us to amazing locations around the lagoon and called our attention to matters that otherwise we'd have never seen: an enormous termite nest. A Tocororo (a Cuban national fowl) and many other birds and plants I 'd never seen before.

What I actually enjoyed about Guama is that getting away into among the canals that go across the lagoon and turning off the engine of the boat, you can even hear the sound of quiet, something you cannot do within the city. In the event you are a nature fan and are seeking places to go to in Cuba, take a tour to Guama or rent a car and go by yourself, however, do not overlook the opportunity to see Guama on your Cuba holiday.

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