National Parks in Cuba

In the year 2023, there were fifteen national parks in Cuba that encompassed a wide variety of protected ecosystems. These included keys and coral reefs, such as the Jardines de la Reina and the Cayos de San Felipe, as well as wetlands like the Ciénaga de Zapata, tropical rainforests like the Alejandro de Humboldt National Park and Pico Cristal, and mogote fields in the Viñales Valley National Park.

In total, the land area of the Cuban national parks reached over 5,142 km², which represented nearly 5% of the national territory of Cuba. These protected spaces play a crucial role in conserving biodiversity and preserving the natural ecosystems of the island, and some of them proudly hold recognition from UNESCO, like the Caguanes National Park.