On the western point of Cuba you can find the village of María La Gorda
According to legend, this “Maria the fat ” (María La Gorda) was a Venezuelan woman captured by pirates and finally abandoned in this remote area of the Guanahacabibes peninsula.
What happened to Maria after arriving here remains a mystery, but the village now bears her name. What is known is that this area attracts diving enthusiasts from all over the world, who arrive in the crystal clear waters (with an average temperature of 24-30 ° C) to admire the extraordinary underwater world, which offers the opportunity to explore fascinating shipwrecks, caves and a wide variety of corals, including the rare black coral.
During the month of august is possible to witness the laying of eggs by sea turtles