The Ciénaga de Zapata provides habitat for birds that are only found in
But people who live less than 40 metres from the coast are not ready to give up the pleasure of being lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves. "People are resistant to leaving. They like to live near the sea," acknowledges Luis Lazo, a delegate from the citizen commission of Caletón, a neighbourhood near the water, where waves nearly reach the patios of the houses.
According to Lazo, so far this century the wetland has already survived several tropical cyclones and hurricanes that have thrashed this vast municipality in