Reserva Biosfera Buenavista

June 21, 2017 Cayo Santa María, Cuba

We were lucky enough to book a resort that was next door to the Reserva Biosfera Buenavista. We walked a lot on the beach of our resort and found this reserve by accident. It's literally on the beach next to our hotel. The white powder sand is too beautiful and I love how it was always empty. This is why I came back to Cayo Santa Maria because you will feel like you are in a secluded island if you pick the right resort that has less developments nearby.
We walked all the way to the tip of the island and found the trail for the reserve. There was no sign but we followed a guy who had the same idea.
 We saw a lot of different types of birds, cactus, and plants. I can't identify most of it because we didn't have a guide but it was fun to explore on our own.

You can't get lost because you just follow a trail and it's marked properly so it's safe.


  1. I didn't see much of nature while in Cuba - but this place looks amazing!

    Jane / deluminators

    1. Same here. This is still a less touristy area so it was a good surprise.

  2. Always nice to explore nature <3 And yes to trails! This one time, I went on a hike on a trail that wasn't quite well marked, and ended up getting severely lost. Siiigh. But we retraced our steps and made it back to civilization XD

  3. Secluded trails are probably my favorite. It's nice to really take your time and discover a place, to listen to the sounds of nature and yourself. The wooden boardwalk looks awesome! Glad it was overcast -- the pictures turned out great.

  4. I was just convincing my boyfriend to let our next trip to be to Cuba! This looks gorgeous!

    Nicole |

  5. Outrageous photos! I'm totally jealous, I wish I could head over to Caribbean too :(

    Tienne —


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