Guantanamo is geographically Cuba’s southeastern most point, an exceptionally beautiful, natural and large subtropical bay surrounded by vibrant vegetation and a unique semicircle of low slung mountains. To the West of the province you will find the semi-desert “Los Cerros de los Monitongos” mountains. Renowned nationally as the driest place in Cuba, its unusual climate and terrain looks more like the Gobi desert than part of what is essentially a tropical Cuba. This unique microclimate brings with it a unique range of animals and plant species, all endemic to this tiny area of Cuba. Conversely, to the North East are the wettest mountain ranges in Cuba featuring, unsurprising, the largest rivers in all Cuba.
Caimanera is a tiny fishing village and port of 10,600 people. Soaring over the West shore of the sheltered Guantanamo Bay, the village is also just north of the US GTMO naval base. The Caimanera port ships predominantly salt, sugarcane and coffee. Residents of this remote, southeastern community of narrow streets and weathered ramshackle houses are the closest Cuban neighbors to the US military base GTMO.
Guantánamo province, whose area covers over 6 184 square kilometers (75 percent covered by mountains) is Plethoric of history, crossed from south to north by 75th Greenwich west meridian, which governs the time in Cuba.
Guantanamo’s highest peak is La Cana Hill, in Imías, at a breathtaking 1174 meters (3,851 feet) above sea level, but the most famous peaks are the El Yunque and El Pan de Azucar.
Not far from the latter lies the above mentioned Cuban semi-desert region which lays: sprawling along the Caimanera-Maisí coastline. This region is Cuba’s area of most droughts, raining only once or twice a year. However, it’s a real botanical garden of Cactus flora and xerophytes, accessible to tourists thanks to the stunning Via Azul highway and the amazing La Farola viaduct, which make it much easier to get to this unique place directly from the city. Of course we cannot speak about Guantanamo with thinking of the inspired Joseito Fernández composed song of “Guantanamera”. Probably the world’s most recognized Cuban song.
Amazingly, the Via Azul highway and the La Farola viaduct were completed in just over a year and open to traffic on July 26, 1965, the route crosses from south to north of the Nipe Sagua Baracoa mountain massif and is an amazing drive if you rent a car in Cuba.
Imias is a coastal village offering one of the regions principal tourist attractions, the Cajobabo Beach, which has become a shrine and National Monument due it being the place through which José Martí and General Máximo Gómez landed on April 11, 1895, to participate in the War of independence, which was both the last and the decisive Cuban battle against Spanish colonialists.
Guantánamo offers many things for all tastes, both for those who prefer the lush environment and stunning mountain ranges, or those who are seduced by the provincial charm of the oldest Cuban urban center. While visiting Guantánamo, travelers can opt to visit the tropical rainforests of Alejandro de Humboldt National Park. Music lovers can visit the historic Victorino Rodriguez Trova House.
Overall, Guantanamo has some of Cuba’s most breathtaking scenery and underlying cultural roots. As an added curiosity there’s the now infamous GTMO American Naval base which is clearly visible from the bay and surrounding mountains.
Looking for a Hotel in Guantanamo Cuba? Below is a complete list of hotels that are actually in Guantanamo. This list of Hotels in Guantanamo only includes those hotels which are in the city and province, which includes: City Center, Guantanamo City, Near GITMO, Baracoa, Leeward Point Field and Nipe Bay in guantanamo Province.
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Hotel Guantanamo **Calle 13 Norte Y Ahogados, Guantanamo, Cuba
Hotel Villa La Lupe ** Carretera Salvador KM 4, Guantanamo, Cuba
Villa Maguana guantanamo *** Carretera a Moa, Baracoa, Guantanamo, Cuba
Hotel Villa Gaviota guantanamo *** Calle 70 1a y 3a Miramar, Baracoa, Guantanamo 97310, Cuba
Hotel La Rusa guantanamo *** Maximo Gomez 161, Baracoa Guantanamo, Cuba
Hostal La Habanera guantanamo *** Calle Maceo Esq. a Frank Pais, Baracoa Guantánamo, Cuba
Hotel El Castillo guantanamo *** Calixto Garcia Street, Baracoa Guantánamo, Cuba
Hotel Porto Santo guantanamo *** Carretera del Aeropuerto, Baracoa Guantánamo, Cuba
Hotel Hostal 1511 guantanamo ** Calle Maximo Gomez, Baracoa Guantánamo, Cuba
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The nearest major airport is Mariana Grajales Airport (GAO / MUGT). This airport has domestic flights and is 16 km from the center of Guantanamo, Cuba.
Another major airport is Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU / MUCU), which has international and domestic flights from Santiago de Cuba, Cuba and is 101 km from Guantanamo, Cuba.
Orestes Acosta Airport (MOA / MUMO) has domestic flights from Moa, Cuba and is 111 km from Guantanamo, Cuba.
Gustavo Rizo Airport (BCA / MUBA) has domestic flights from Baracoa, Cuba and is 156 km from Guantanamo, Cuba.
A Casa Particular in Guantanamo or home stay in Guantanamo City Center or just outside Guantanamo will ensure you experience both the wonders of Guantanamo’s amazing culture, immersed in one-on-one contact with your Cuban hosts in the historically acclaimed city. Learn about Guantanamo’s rich history, together with true Cuban hospitality. The owners of your casa particular in Guantanamo speak fluent English and have a profound knowledge of the city and its many sights. Any questions you wish to ask will be answered instantly by the Cuban family you are staying with. Some of our casa particulares also offer meals and drinks, meaning you’ll get to try some authentic Cuban food also.
Here is a list of just a few Casa Particulares in Guantanamo which can be reserved online through us.
- Casa Particular guantanamo – Rafael Navarro Gallardo
- Casa Adrian guantanamo
- guantanamo Casa de Pedro
- Casa Azul guantanamo
- Casa Colonial Yalina Y Gustavo
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Guantanamo Cuba Mobile phone network coverage is very good these days. Some areas of Guantanamo just outside Baracoa may offer limited coverage but overall it’s good. Unless you use a US mobile operator it’s more than likely that you will be able to use roaming in Guantanamo but this can be expensive. Staying connected in Cuba at a better rate will mean obtaining a Cuba SIM Card throughout your stay. Using cell phones in Cuba and Guantanamo is then much like anywhere else in the world where you can purchase Cubacel prepaid SIM card and use this anywhere in Cuba. You can purchase these prepaid Cuba SIM cards at the offices below and also recharge the phone with credit at these locations. Also, many hotels and stores in Guantanamo offer prepaid recharge cards should you need to do this on the go. If you have a credit card there are often Cubacel double recharge offers but to obtain these you will need to go on the internet as they are never available directly at Cubacel Offices in Guantanamo Cuba.
GPRS, Mobile Internet & 3G connections can also be used in Guantanamo Cuba. Cuba offers mobile internet to cell phone users with almost 100% national coverage but, this is more expensive than you are accustomed to and the network can be slower in Guantanamo Cuba than other countries.
If you decide to take your own mobile phone to Guantanamo Cuba, please be aware that it will need to be unlocked and operate on the 900 to 1800 MHz GSM frequency. Almost all mobile phones produced since 2005 are quad band and as such will work but, please check your owner manual to avoid disappointment.
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Plaza Mariana Grajales is the largest public square in with a huge and ostentatious Monument in honor of the Cuban Heroes, glorifying the Brigada Fronteriza that defends the supposedly advancing trench of socialism on the American continent. Yes this large monument dominates Plaza Mariana Grajales at just under 1km northwest of the train station and opposite Hotel Guantanamo.
It’s one of the more impressive ‘Revolution squares’ on the island. Oddly enough, this is an immense green space in a city where there are very few parks at all. You’ll see locals playing dominos, arguing about baseball and simply “living” at the Plaza Mariana Grajales.
We are proud to offer a complete list of Guantanamo Mountains and peaks along with an overall ranking of Mountains in Guantánamo compared against Cuban data. Our list includes 10 famous peaks in Guantánamo. Whether your trip to Cuba is for amazing mountain biking, climbing or hiking in Cuba, the Guantamo province is probably THE place to visit. The blend of high peaks, amazing terrain and outstanding weather, ranging from desert like to 99% humidity, it can really be challenge.
• Loma Colorada 3,540 ft / 1,079 m Guantánamo, Cuba
Loma Colorada is a 3,540 ft / 1,079 m mountain peak near Baracoa, Guantánamo, Cuba. Based on Cuban data, it ranks as the 1st highest mountain in Guantánamo and the 21st highest mountain in Cuba.
• Alto del Zapote 3,291 ft / 1,003 m Guantánamo, Cuba
Alto del Zapote is a 3,291 ft / 1,003 m mountain peak near Baracoa, Guantánamo, Cuba. Based on Cuban data, it ranks as the 2nd highest mountain in Guantánamo and the 26th highest mountain in Cuba.
• Loma la Mesa 2,129 ft / 649 m Guantánamo, Cuba
Loma la Mesa is a 2,129 ft / 649 m mountain peak near Baracoa, Guantánamo, Cuba. Based on Cuban data, it ranks as the 3rd highest mountain in Guantánamo and the 61st highest mountain in Cuba.
• El Tibet 2,080 ft / 634 m Guantánamo, Cuba
El Tibet is a 2,080 ft / 634 m mountain peak near Guantánamo, Guantánamo, Cuba. Based on Cuban data, it ranks as the 4th highest mountain in Guantánamo and the 66th highest mountain in Cuba.
• Loma El Yunque 1,867 ft / 569 m Baracoa Guantánamo, Cuba
Loma El Yunque is a 1,867 ft / 569 m mountain peak near Baracoa, Guantánamo, Cuba. Based on Cuban data, it ranks as the 5th highest mountain in Guantánamo and the 83rd highest mountain in Cuba.
• Sierra de Capiro – 1,703 ft / 519 m Guantánamo, Cuba
Sierra de Capiro is a 1,703 ft / 519 m mountain peak near Baracoa, Guantánamo, Cuba. Based on Cuban data, it ranks as the 6th highest mountain in Guantánamo and the 98th highest mountain in Cuba.
• Loma La Plata 1,102 ft / 336 m Guantánamo, Cuba
Loma La Plata is a 1,102 ft / 336 m mountain peak near Guantánamo, Guantánamo, Cuba. Based on Cuban data, it ranks as the 7th highest mountain in Guantánamo and the 145th highest mountain in Cuba
• Loma Las Guasimas 1,079 ft / 329 m Guantánamo, Cuba
Loma Las Guasimas is a 1,079 ft / 329 m mountain peak near Guantánamo, Guantánamo, Cuba. Based on Cuban data, it ranks as the 8th highest mountain in Guantánamo and the 148th highest mountain in Cuba
• Loma Ocujal 1,047 ft / 319 m Guantánamo, Cuba
Loma Ocujal is a 1,047 ft / 319 m mountain peak near Guantánamo, Guantánamo, Cuba. Based on Cuban data, it ranks as the 9th highest mountain in Guantánamo and the 151st highest mountain in Cuba.
• Loma de Baro 965 ft / 294 m Guantánamo, Cuba
Loma de Baro is a 965 ft / 294 m mountain peak near Guantánamo, Guantánamo, Cuba. Based on Cuban data, it ranks as the 10th highest mountain in Guantánamo and the 161st highest mountain in Cuba.