Playa Pesquero

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Pond on Playa Pesquero. Despite its location on a busy beach, this area works like a magnet for birds.

Added* by Piet Grasmaijer
Most recent update 6 July 2022


This pond is located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Cuba and is lined by trees and shrubs. Due to the attractive beach, a number of large resorts have been built here, making the area a tourist attraction. Despite the habitat loss, the pond remains a major attraction for birds. More than 130 species have been observed, partly resident and endemic birds and partly migratory birds. Because a walkway has been built over the pond, it is easy to spot many species, for example Clapper Rail, Killdeer and Reddish Egret.



From both the city of Rafael Freyre and Guadalavaca you follow the main road 421. At the Carretera a Pesquero you turn towards the coast. At the end of Carretera a Pesquero there is a car park on the right (see map). From here you follow the footpath between Hotel Playa Pesquero and Hotel Playa Costa Verde. At the end of this footpath, turn right. The pond is on the left.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , Lake , Beach


Flat , Wet

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Unpaved road , Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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Top 5 birds

Cuban Vireo
3. Cuban Vireo
(Vireo gundlachii)
West Indian Whistling-Duck
4. West Indian Whistling-Duck
(Dendrocygna arborea)

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