CUBA | Ciénaga de Zapata
Cuba, that beautiful Caribbean country anchored in the past in many socioeconomic aspects, has become an exemplary destination for fishing the most prized tropical saltwater species that every fly fisherman longs to catch.
The two fishing destinations of this trip are located within the Ciénaga de Zapata National Park, in the province of Matanzas. Here we will find numerous species, among them: Bonefish, Permit, the desired Tarpon, Barracuda and Snook. Depending on the season of the year you are visiting, you will easily find one or another species, as well as in smaller or larger groups or sizes.
Towards the end of March, bigger groups of permits will start to show up, even if they are permanent inhabitants of the area the whole year. At the beginning of April and in the midst of the great tarpon migration we will enjoy unique experiences, together with the common bonefish schools. So to sum up: spring is the best moment to come find the most desired species. In summer months the Barracudas will give you great experiences and lots of fun, but we don’t recommend visiting this country during this period of the year.
This organized tour is not just about fishing, like usually in ikantravel, but about the food: cuban gastronomy will be always present in the program. A dinner based on grilled fish, lobster and shrimps are the icing on the cake, which added to the contact with the local people will make it a very authentic and enriching experience.
A perfect trip suitable for every situation, doable as a friends or family trip. You can have total peace of mind enjoying the fishing opportunities offered by the Park while your family enjoys a day at the beach, or different activities such as scuba diving or snorkeling.
And the whole experience ends with spending a few days in La Habana with music, mojitos, cigars, local people… the pure cuban essence all in one!
Below you can see the recommended itinerary for a complete fishing trip in Cuba, keep in mind that both the number of fishing days and overnights in the city of Havana can be adjusted according to your needs. Also, if after your days of fishing you are interested in getting to know the most authentic Cuba, Ikantravel will recommend and organize an extension for your trip.
Arrival day in La Habana and transfer to Havana city.
Overnight in Havana
Direct transfer to Hatiguanico river.
Fishing day. Max. 2 anglers per boat
5 full fishing days in La Salinas and Hatiguanico river
Overnight in Playa Larga
Transfer to La Habana or Airport. Depends time of your departure flight
Basis in our suggested itinerary. You can add extra fishing days or additional Hotel nights in the city of Havana.
- 5 nights in Playa Larga including Half board in double occupancy
- 5 full fishing days including lunch and non-alcoholic beverages.
- Transfers Habana-Fishing area-Habana
- 1 Hotel night in Havana
- Administration fee
- International flights from/to La Habana
- Meals in La Habana accommodation in Playa Larga
- Health and/or Cancellation Travel Insurance (optional)
- Taxi from/to HAV airport to the city center
Price: From 2.800€ per person basis in double occupancy