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Guanaroca Lagoon

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Flamingos!!

We were lucky enough to be in Cienfuegos just at the right time to see some flamingos - end of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joanna B
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Beautiful even without flamingos

Pink flamingos come in winter so I didn't see any, but I still had a great time. I got there at... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
yumm2011
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to be in Cienfuegos just at the right time to see some flamingos - end of November. We arrived at 8am in the morning to make the first your of the day. There was a bit of waiting around but we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

thinking of finding a paradise, it was just a boat ride on a green lake, very poor fauna, they blamed the hurricane but Ok, then close the place and wait until it is visitable again , did not like it, dont recomend it

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank lucygrundy2018
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Pink flamingos come in winter so I didn't see any, but I still had a great time. I got there at 8am for the 8:30 tour. Since it was off season, there was no line. $10 admission for a boat tour of the bay/lake. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank yumm2011
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Hired a taxi and this was part of our guided tour. We arrived about 7:45 and there were two other families. We paid CUC$10 per person which included a tour guide. The public toilets should only be used if you’re desperate. Basically a hut with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

So we mistakenly booked our Cienfuegos casa for 3 nights, and were therefore looking for things to do there. We heard that the Lagoon may be nice, and that while the flamingos were elsewhere due to the rain (e.g. the water was not salty enough),...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank ErikMerkus
Reviewed 14 April 2018

The Lagoon is nice, but you don't go close to the flamingos (you only see them from far away). If you have other activities to do, don't hesitate. I would have opted for the waterfalls if I would have known. Plus, the ticket seller was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank JessicaLT2
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We had same experience as AbaF1983, lining up for an hour and then were told quota full. Very frustrated. They just don't have the will to improve the system and not letting people disappointed. We did reserve for next day on the spot and the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Albertyhk
Reviewed 25 March 2018

We booked a private taxi to Guanaroca Lagoon and Nicho Falls. We arrived at 8am at Guanaroca Lagoon entrance. There was 1 guy issuing tickets, and it was taking over 5 minutes per person. We queued for over an hour, then a lady came and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank AbaF1983
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is way oversold. The flamingos are truly beautiful but there is no nature walk with a guide. Half of our group of twenty was given their money back because either there were not enough boats or not enough boat drivers. Our $20 taxi fare...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Whither-Fate-Leads
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Ask your boat rower to take you all around the lagoon. Most don't, and you miss so much! We saw numerous birds at the far end of the lagoon, not just the flamingoes.

Date of experience: January 2018
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siusiujoy
15 April 2018|
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Response from Albertyhk | Reviewed this property |
To visit Guanaroca Lagoon, try to arrive there before 7:45am or earlier. I was there at 8:00am, waited in line for an hour and then was told that the 30 visitor-quota a day had already been filled up. They only allow 30... More
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clpayne
13 March 2018|
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I don't know where the cruise ship terminal is - we were travelling with backpacks from city to city. We took a standard taxi to get there from Cienfuegos. 3 people per boat or max 4 if one is a child or a tiny person... More
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jokemans
27 February 2018|
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Response from nalani50 | Reviewed this property |
We went to the government natural resources office in Cienfuegos (don't remember the address, but it was not too far from the plaza) the day before and bought our vouchers. The next morning we left early and arrived there... More
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