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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: 101
Service Types: A la carte
Location Types: Beach
Property classification: Dive Center, Hidden Gem, Nature Lodge
OFAC Restricted List: Yes


Room 1:

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

The property

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 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 (some features require local payment)

24 hour reception service
Bar - Lobby
Beach towel hire
Beach volleyball
Breakfast included
Car rental
Coral reef for snorkelling, scuba diving and underwater photography
Dive initiation courses
Dive services for groups
Entertainment - evening
Games room
Health & wellness facilities or services
International dive center
Medical or first-aid services
Money exchange
Nautical activities
Nautical excursions
Nautical sports
Parking area
Passive games
Protected area
Restaurant - A la carte
Restaurant - Buffet
Restaurant - Snack bar
Safety deposit box
Snorkelling equipment rental
Taxi services
Theme nights
Tour desk
Wedding and honeymoon facilities
Wheelchair facilities
Wifi $

Room features

Air conditioning
Balcony or terrace
Beds: twin single
Category - Standard
Electricity 110V/60Hz
Private bath with showers
Safety deposit box
Satellite TV
View: garden
View: ocean
Wooden bungalows


8 rooms offer triple occupancy