The name of this magical spot in Cuba comes from the story of woman, Mary the Fat, abandoned by pirates long ago. She survived and took residence here knowing it was a secret spot for Pirates to dock for refuge and provision. She set up business and the rest is history. Or HERstory. Sitting on the Western Coast of Cuba, Maria La Gorda is the divers dream destination.
The seabed, with its magnificent corals and brilliantly colored sea life is considered to be one of the top ten dive and snorkel spots in the world. This port stop is actually a resort consisting of beaches, dive shop, hotel and a few restaurants.. With the history of pirates the waters of Maria la Gorda are made up of treasures like sunken galleons, anchors and cannons long forgotten.
The beautiful white fine sand beach stretches five miles long.
What to do in Maria La Gorda…
- Dine on Cuban delicacies
- Drink the Cuban rum of the pirates
- Lounge on a beach
- Swim in crystal blue waters
- Explore the Lighthouse
- Walk the Marina
- Visit the Ecological Station
- If it is spring witness the swarms of hundreds of black, yellow and red crabs cross the roads.
- Arrange a hike and experience the iguanas lifestyle
- Try and spot the smallest bird in the world, the Bee Hummingbird
Cruising To Cuba is currently taking reservations for ALL Fathom, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Azamara, Oceania, Victory and Regent and Pearl Seas Sailings to Cuba. We are also booking our Group Cruises with special pricing aboard the Fathom Adonia on March 5, 2017 and April 30, 2017 . Please fill out a booking form right away to be included on one of these magnificent sailings! Cabin availability is going fast. Pricing may change until time of deposit.