Laguna de Guanaroca

Cienfuegos  >  Cuba

The Cienfuegos lagoon in the east of Cienfuegos is a protected habitat for American Flamingo but also other waterbirds.

Added* by Paul Poletajew
Most recent update 4 March 2022


The lagoon itself is only accessible for a fee of 100CUP per person and with a local guide. You can get a boatride into the lagoon, that brings you very closely to the American Flamingo, American Avocet , Roseate Spoonbill in the shallow eastern part of the lagoon, without getting eaten by mosquitoes or disturbing the animals.



There is a visitors centre next to the road to Playa Rancho Luna, where the trips begin. Locals around the lagoon also offer boat trips, but be careful not to disturb the animals. The boats are not big enough to place a full spotting scope. But will come close enough, so that you only need good binoculars.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Forest , Plain , Mud flats , Sea


Flat , Wet , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Winter , Spring

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Winter


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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Top 5 birds

American Avocet
4. American Avocet
(Recurvirostra americana)
West Indian Whistling-Duck
5. West Indian Whistling-Duck
(Dendrocygna arborea)

Other birds you can see here

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