La Ciénaga de Zapata, in Matanzas, invites us to try new challenges regarding eco tourism. Just there, in a place known as “La Laguna del Tesoro” (Treasure’s Lagoon), is located the biggest crocodile’s breeding place exisiting in Cuba.
The breeding place was created in the 60’s, since massive, indiscriminate hunting was taking several species to extinction, crocodiles among them. That's why since the begining, the main idea around this project was to promote the reproduction and care of this creatures.
Nowadays it is one of the most special touristic attractions in Matanzas. Visitors can experience direct contact with nature and also learn more about crocodile’s behavior with the breeders, fully disposed to tell you their experiences.
Those who enjoy challenge are allowed to take themselves pictures carrying baby crocodiles. Of course, all security preventions are taken not just to protect visitors, but animals as well.
If you are the kind of person who love being in touch with nature, then “El Criadero de Cocodrilos” is certainly a place for living a wild adventure.
Open daily from 9.30 h to 17.00 h.