Maria la Gorda – Tranquility, Pristine Beauty, & Cuba’s Finest Diving

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Venture to the western tip of Cuba on a yacht charter getaway and one will discover an enchanting paradise in Maria la Gorda, where palm-fringed shores and crystalline Caribbean waters beckon pure relaxation and enjoyment. Named after a legendary Venezuelan woman who was marooned here by pirates many years ago, it counts dazzling stretches of sugar-white sand, rich biodiversity and extraordinary marine life, as some of its finest assets, making for an idyllic tropical retreat especially suited for beach lovers and dive enthusiasts.

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Perfect for those that want to enjoy some peace and quiet, Maria la Gorda offers plenty of strikingly beautiful, secluded sandy strands of shoreline.  Guests can spend their time, lazing on the beach, swimming in the crystal-clear waters, snorkeling right off the shore, and enjoying all types of watersports. If chartering a yacht here between the months of June and August, a visit to the peninsula’s southern beaches will delight naturists as it is one of the world’s premier green turtle nesting sites.

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If you are chartering a yacht in Cuba and want to take in some of the most spectacular underwater sights in the world, Maria la Gorda is the place to be.  Situated within the Guanahacabibes Biosphere Reserve, it is ranked as one of the top ten dive locations in Latin America thanks to its diverse marine life and extraordinarily beautiful coral canyons and caves.  Home to over 30 dive sites, the most notable include Paraíso Perdido (Lost Paradise) – suited for more experienced divers, El Salón de María (María’s Hall) – a cave covered with a variety sponges and coral formations., and El Almirante (The Admiral) – a site frequented by whale sharks, tarpon, and angelfish.

The pristine beauty of Maria la Gorda is undeniable and chartering a yacht in this tranquil Caribbean yacht charter destination will leave guests feeling as if they have truly escaped.  For a a bespoke yachting getaway in Cuba, exploring all of the beauty on offer in Maria la Gorda, Sunreef power catamaran FOREVER is a choice pick offering exceedingly luxurious surroundings, plenty of opportunities to enjoy watersport fun, impeccable service and fine gourmet cuisine.  She can accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 elegantly-appointed cabins. To inquire about availability, please contact the charter experts at Sunreef Yachts Charter at


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