Playa Larga is a quiet village on the northern end of the Bahía de Cochinos, the Pig Bay. It was one of two beaches invaded by US-backed exiles on April 17, 1961 (although Playa Girón, 35km further south, saw far bigger landings). It's now a diver's paradise. There are several casas particulares at the beachside. We lived pleasently with Ernesto right on the peaceful little fishing harbour just 5 minutes from the beach. Playa Larga is a good base for excursions to the NP Gran Parque Natural Montemar, the largest ciénaga (swamp) in the Caribbean, Ciénaga de Zapata.