Cueva de los Peces is a flooded tectonic fault in the Bay of Pigs. It is on the inland side of the road, very close to the bay itself. This cenote offers snorkeling in a scenic atmosphere, with a nearby restaurant and hammocks for lounging. The lagoon is very deep and full of fish, and the rocks are full of fossil formations. You can rent a snorkel mask for $3 CUC ($3 USD) as well as other gear. Beware of the tourists buses that come from Cienfuegos that bring the crowds. Arrive early to beat the crowds, or you can come late in the afternoon after everyone has left. This little swimming hole is easily accessible by taxi from Playa Larga or Playa Girón.
Tip: The rocks here are sharp, make sure you have your sandals close by to put on once you exit the water.
Tiplr Team Highlights:
We liked reading about your travel tips about snorkeling! Here’s a little more insight from the Tiplr team. The cave is close to Playa Girón and it’s a very popular location for snorkeling and swimming. Cueva de los Peces is the biggest flooded saltwater cave in Cuba! This makes it a great diving spot! It’s an awesome experience, with a gorgeous view of nature. This site doesn’t get overly crowded so you won’t have to worry about the water being packed with people and being unable to enjoy the experience. However, the beach does. So if you’re planning to stay on the beach for the day, arrive early to claim your spot before someone else comes along!
This location is great for families looking to have a fun day trip or just people looking to snorkel or do some diving. The area is also full of tropical fish and you’ll definitely see a variety of fish you’ve never seen before. You can see the fish without having to dive, too. You can stay above water and be able to see the fish since there are some fish in the water holes. In other words, you can see the fish without having to pay for any diving equipment. Many of the guests that visit Cueva de los peces also like to feed the fish with some bread.
As summer nears and the weather gets warmer, don’t forget to bring sunscreen; the last thing you want while on vacation is a bunch of itchy mosquito bites! Watch out for the rocks and bring water shoes so you don’t hurt yourself!
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