A Cuba holiday is a must for bird enthusiasts. One of the most exciting places in the world for bird watching, Cuba has a rich and diverse set of endemic bird species and some of the most unusual birds of the Caribbean.
Two of these are the colourful Cuban Green Woodpecker and the tiny Bee Hummingbird. Lighter than a one penny coin, the Cuban Bee Hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world.
Pinar del Rio
The bird life in Pinar Del Rio in the Sierra del Rosario area, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, is particularly diverse and perfect for a bird watching holiday in Cuba. Birds to be found here include the small, iridescent green, red and blue Cartacuba.
Soroa Hotel in Pinar del Rio is a perfect spot for bird-watching. Lush forests surround the hotel and this gives it a very peaceful and remote atmosphere, as well as a natural habitat for the forest birds of Cuba.
At Soroa Hotel you can find some of the most charismatic bird species, including several endemic Cuban birds, such as the Cuban Trogon, Cuban Tody and the Cuban Blackbird. As well as the indigenous bird population, this area is rich in varieties of birds that stop over when migrating south from Florida.
Los Jasmines in the Vinales Valley is another ideal hotel for birdwatchers. One of the many options for walking tours at Los Jazmines is called `Unsuspected Nature', a tour which gives Cuba holiday makers the opportunity to enjoy a great variety of species of the birds of Cuba.