At the end of the road from Pinar del Río, the village of La Bajada lies at a junction: the road to the left heads to Playa María la Gorda (14 km/9 mi south), the one to the right takes you into the Parque Nacional Península de Guanahacabibes. Permits (10 cuc per person) to enter the park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, must be obtained from the hotel Villa María la Gorda to clear the military checkpoint at La Bajada. The drive out to Cuba's western tip at Cabo de San
Antonio, 54 km (33 mi) over a rough dirt track, is a long haul to undertake, unless you're eager to explore the wilderness. If you go, bring food and drink; a cooler and a few sandwiches are advised.
Bahía de Corrientes, María la Gorda, Pinar del Río, Cuba