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Hotel Maria la Gorda

Company: Gaviota
Location: Maria la Gorda, Pinar del Río
Address: Península de Guanahacabibes, Sandino, Pinar del Río
GPS: 21.8198911,-84.4962573
# of Rooms: 103
Service Types: A la carte
Location Types: Beach
Property classification: Dive Center, Hidden Gem, Nature Lodge
OFAC Restricted List: Yes


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For Group Services (preferred rates for 10 or more travelers), email our Groups Coordinator.

Villa María la Gorda is located in the westernmost part of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, in the Great Natural Park Guanahacabibes, declared a UNESCO Natural Biosphere Reserve. While the hotel is located on a nice beach, the main attraction is its world class scuba diving. Most dive sites are located within a 10 minute boat ride and the furthest is about 30 minutes away. María la Gorda also has its own International Dive Center and dive boats depart the hotel wharf three times daily. If you prefer to snorkel, the wharf provides a great opportunity with plenty of tropical fish and some coral within easy swimming distance.

Divers at this property can expect to see shipwrecks, cannons from Spanish galleons, lots of coral with canyons, tunnels and caves, and even black coral with 100-meter long walls. Coursework is available here, including referral courses for beginners looking to make the most of their precious holiday time in Cuba. Services at Maria la Gorda are basic but many experienced travelers recognize this property as a gem for its off-the-beaten-path charm and the pristine natural surroundings. A sea turtle conservation program takes place nearby, manned by university students studying marine biology.

Property features

Car rental
Health & wellness facilities or services
International dive center
Nautical sports
Table games
Theme nights
Wheelchair facilities
Wifi $

Room features

Beds: twin single
Private bath
Private bath with showers
Satellite TV
Wooden bungalows


10 bungalows offer triple occupancy