Maria la Gorda beach

“Enjoy diving or snorkeling in one of the best dive areas on the island of Cuba”

María la Gorda beach
María la Gorda Beach is the dream of all diving enthusiasts. Its crystalline waters and the relative proximity of its reefs to the coast make it, together with the Isla de la Juventud, one of the best points to practice this sport that you can find in Pinar del Río.
There are two areas that are especially interesting for diving, the Black Coral Valley, which forms the largest black coral surface of the archipelago, and the Salon de María, where you can see sea lilies and corals of different colors.

María la Gorda beach
In case you are interested, the International Diving Center offers a diving course. It lasts 4 days and its price is about 365 CUC approximately. Once completed, the World Underwater Activities Confederation issues a diving certificate. It is also possible to snorkel, somewhat cheaper (12 CUC approx.).


Maria la Gorda Beach, Pinar del Río

View Larger Map


  • Free

Best For Whom

  • Mature Travellers
  • For Her
  • Couples
  • For Him
  • Families With Teenagers
  • Backpackers
  • All Ages
  • Families With Children

Best For What

  • Relaxation
  • Beachfront
  • Nature
  • Outdoor Area

Book Nearby Accommodation

View Larger Map


My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Cuba.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Book Experiences in Cuba

Create & Share your own Guide to Cuba with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Cuba is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Cuba

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Cuba