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Maria La Gorda
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Maria La Gorda

Maria La Gorda is a small fishing village located on the westernmost tip of Cuba, in the province of Pinar del Rio. It is known for its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and abundant marine life. The village is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, who come to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

The village is named after Maria La Gorda, a legendary local woman who is said to have saved the village from a devastating hurricane in the 19th century. According to local legend, Maria La Gorda used her supernatural powers to protect the village and its inhabitants from the storm.

Maria La Gorda has a long history, stretching back to the 16th century when Spanish settlers first arrived in the area. The village was an important trading post for the Spanish and served as a base for their exploration of the Caribbean. During the Cuban Revolution of 1959, the village was a key location in the fight for liberation from the Spanish.

Today, Maria La Gorda is a popular tourist destination, offering a variety of activities such as fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking. Visitors can also explore the nearby coral reefs and visit the Maria La Gorda Lighthouse, which is a popular spot for watching the sunset. The village is also home to a number of restaurants, bars, and souvenir shops.

Excursion tips for a day in Maria La Gorda

As a tourist in Maria La Gorda in Cuba, there is a wealth of activities to enjoy on a single day. Here is a list of some of the most popular activities:

1. Relax and enjoy the stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters.

2. Go snorkeling and explore the vibrant coral reefs and marine life.

3. Take a tour of the nearby caves and learn about the area's fascinating history.

4. Go bird watching and spot some of the rare species that inhabit the area.

5. Visit the nearby lagoons and take a boat tour.

6. Explore the nearby nature reserves and observe the local wildlife.

7. Visit the local markets and shop for souvenirs and handmade crafts.

8. Take a guided tour of the area and learn about the local culture and customs.

9. Enjoy some of the local cuisine at one of the local restaurants.

10. Take a day trip to the nearby city of Havana and explore its historic sites.

Experience Maria La Gorda with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Maria La Gorda. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Maria La Gorda

Maria La Gorda in Cuba has a tropical climate with hot and humid summers and warm and dry winters. The average temperature is around 26°C throughout the year and the average humidity is around 80%. During the summer months (May to October), temperatures can reach up to 32°C and rainfall is frequent. During the winter months (November to April), temperatures drop to around 24°C and rainfall is much less frequent. The average annual rainfall is around 1,000 mm. In general, the climate in Maria La Gorda is quite pleasant all year round.

Cruise weather for Maria La Gorda

Our weather forecast for Maria La Gorda helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Apr. 21st 2024 Apr. 21st 2024 max: 32.6 °C
min: 21.8 °C
17.6 m/s
26.3 m/s
18.6 %
24.1 m
67.4 %
1,014 hPa
Apr. 22nd 2024 Apr. 22nd 2024 max: 31.4 °C
min: 21.6 °C
20.2 m/s
30.6 m/s
16.0 %
24.1 m
69.8 %
1,015 hPa
Apr. 23rd 2024 Apr. 23rd 2024 max: 32.8 °C
min: 21.5 °C
20.5 m/s
31.0 m/s
4.4 %
23.5 m
69.6 %
1,016 hPa
Apr. 24th 2024 Apr. 24th 2024 max: 33.0 °C
min: 21.7 °C
18.0 m/s
27.7 m/s
7.5 %
24.1 m
70.6 %
1,017 hPa
Apr. 25th 2024 Apr. 25th 2024 max: 32.8 °C
min: 22.4 °C
14.0 m/s
25.9 m/s
8.5 %
24.1 m
70.3 %
1,016 hPa
Apr. 26th 2024 Apr. 26th 2024 max: 32.3 °C
min: 22.7 °C
19.4 m/s
24.8 m/s
7.6 %
23.6 m
69.1 %
1,015 hPa
Apr. 27th 2024 Apr. 27th 2024 max: 31.8 °C
min: 23.6 °C
23.4 m/s
30.6 m/s
20.3 %
23.9 m
71.7 %
1,015 hPa
Apr. 28th 2024 Apr. 28th 2024 max: 32.2 °C
min: 24 °C
23.8 m/s
36.4 m/s
21.7 %
24.1 m
71.6 %
1,015 hPa
Apr. 29th 2024 Apr. 29th 2024 max: 31.7 °C
min: 22.9 °C
22.7 m/s
36.7 m/s
27.5 %
24.1 m
71.2 %
1,015 hPa
Apr. 30th 2024 Apr. 30th 2024 max: 31.9 °C
min: 23.5 °C
21.6 m/s
37.8 m/s
47.6 %
24.1 m
67.2 %
1,015 hPa
May. 1st 2024 May. 1st 2024 max: 31.2 °C
min: 23.8 °C
21.6 m/s
36.7 m/s
48.5 %
24.1 m
67.0 %
1,016 hPa
May. 2nd 2024 May. 2nd 2024 max: 32.5 °C
min: 24 °C
21.2 m/s
36.7 m/s
50.0 %
23.6 m
70.0 %
1,016 hPa
May. 3rd 2024 May. 3rd 2024 max: 33.1 °C
min: 22.6 °C
12.2 m/s
20.5 m/s
24.5 %
23.4 m
72.2 %
1,014 hPa
May. 4th 2024 May. 4th 2024 max: 33.4 °C
min: 23.7 °C
10.8 m/s
20.5 m/s
61.7 %
24.1 m
71.7 %
1,013 hPa

Cruises to Maria La Gorda

Would you like to travel to Maria La Gorda on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Maria La Gorda.

Scheduled ship calls in Maria La Gorda, Cuba
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Dec. 30th 2024 Monday, 30th of Dec. 2024 MS Hamburg 08:00 am 02:00 pm
Jan. 8th 2025 Wednesday, 8th of Jan. 2025 MS Hamburg 08:00 am 02:00 pm
Jan. 17th 2025 Friday, 17th of Jan. 2025 MS Hamburg 08:00 am 02:00 pm

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Maritime AIS Data Maria La Gorda

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