Exploring CubaMatanzas Province

La Cueva de los Peces: a natural swimming pool a few steps from the beach

La Cueva de los Peces

The Cueva de los Peces, a natural pool surrounded by lush vegetation, is an absolute paradise for divers! Keep reading to find out more!

Introducing La Cueva de los Peces

Located in the infamous Bay of Pigs, the Cueva de los Peces is a cenote (a flooded tectonic fault) over 70 meters deep. Its crystal clear waters are home to a variety of tropical fish and multicolored corals. It is therefore an amazing spot for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts!

Reaching the Cueva de los Peces

The Cueva de los Peces is located halfway between Playa Larga and Playa Giron, in the Province of Matanzas.

If you’re not planning on staying in the Bay of Pigs overnight, you can easily access the Cueva de los Peces from Cienfuegos. Several options are available:

  • booking an excursion at the Cubanacan or Havanatur offices in Cienfuegos
  • renting a private taxi for the day (about 60 CUC).

The drive from Cienfuegos takes approximately 1.5 hour. From the Cueva de los Peces, you can continue your exploration of the Bay of Pigs in Playa Giron and Punta Perdiz.

On site, you will be asked to pay entrance fees amounting to 3 CUC per person.

Activities in the Cueva de los Peces

The Cueva de los Peces is home to an incredible variety of tropical fish. It is 70 meters deep and is connected to a network of underwater caves leading to the sea, making it an ideal spot for snorkeling and diving.

On site, you’ll find a diving center where to rent equipment or organise an excursion.

The water of the Cueva de los Peces is fresh and its temperature is cooler than the sea. If you want to warm up, simply cross the road! The beach is right on the other side. It’s also a great diving spot.

Exploring the surrounding of the Cueva de los Peces

Once at the Cueva de los Peces, keep driving! The surroundings are definitely worth a visit!

  • Playa Giron
  • Punta Perdiz
  • Playa Larga
  • Boca de Guama

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