All About Guantanamo Cuba

Cuba Guantamo Mountains

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.

El Yunque Guantanamo

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.

Caimanera Cuba

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.

Cuba Guantanamo

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.

Hotels in Guantanamo Cuba

Cuba Guantanamo

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.

Booking Guantanamo Hotels with our Fast Booking program means you can check rates on all Hotels in guantanamo and compare rates across all suppliers. Booking your Hotel in Guantanamo is then simple. Choose the hotel, best rate applicable and confirm using any major credit card from any nation. Your credit WILL NOT be charged until check-in and there is no need to take the credit card used in the booking process with you to Cuba.

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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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Guantanamo Car Rental Cuba

Get behind the wheel and take full control of your trip to Guantanamo Cuba and rent a car! We have some incredible Guantanamo Car rental offers from economic cars to the latest sport convertible models. We also offer 7 and 9 seat minivans in Guantanamo Cuba, especially for larger groups or families. Booking your Cuba Car Hire in advance is crucial to your trip and, by checking our rates and availability you’ll be able to find the car to suit your budget and ensure it is ready and waiting on the exact day and time you choose.

Book with your car in Guantanamo with Havanautos, CubaCAR, REX or Via Rent a Car now to avoid setbacks or unnecessary unplanned costs while you’re in Cuba.

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If you’d prefer a “one-price” offer, we have our FlexiDrive® Road Trip program. It includes both a rental car and hotel voucher to visit any hotel across Cuba within the program, drive at your own pace, without making forward bookings of more than 24 hours in advance and ensuring absolute freedom to discover our beautiful country. The FlexiDrive® package is available from 7 to 30 days, you decide the duration!

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Major airports near Guantanamo Cuba

Mariana Grajales Airport Guantanamo

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.

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Guantanamo Casa Particular | Guantanamo Private Home Stay

Casa Particular Guantanamo

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.

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Guantanamo Cell Phone Cubacel | Mobile Phone use in Guantanamo Cuba

Recharge Cubacel Guantanamo Cuba

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.

Guantanamo Viazul Bus Service | Prices Offices Phones & Timetables

Viazul Bus Guantanamo Cuba

Viazul Cuba Bus Service is the perfect option to visit Guantanamo. For those of you who don’t wish to Rent a Car in Guantanamo the Viazul bus service will take you across Cuba and to Guantanamo in comfort. Buses are new air-conditioned models with onboard WC, central TV and lower suitcase compartment. Unless you intend to take the bus the moment you arrive, in most cases there is no need to book in advance as extra buses are added to routes when a particular route becomes overbooked. Simply visit the offices listed below, buy your ticket and travel either that day or any day in the future. The Viazul ticketing service is quick and efficient so usually you can collect a ticket in minutes. Departure times are clearly shown outside each booth.

There is another bus service called Astro bus which visits Guantanamo, however although cheaper because it’s charged in Cuban pesos (approx 24 pesos to 1$), the buses are less comfortable and are used by Cubans so they tend to be full on most journeys.

It’s worth noting that if the Viazul bus service does not take you to your exact location, there are a plethora of Cuban peso and normal CUC taxis waiting at the bus stations to take you to your final destination in Guantanamo. For example;

Viazul Ticket office Guantanamo Cuba

Address: Carretera Central y José Martí – Viazul – Phone +53 (021) 325588 or 327579

Main Viazul routes



Habana – Guantanamo

Trinidad – Varadero

Varadero – Trinidad

Viñales – Trinidad

Santiago de Cuba – Varadero

Santiago de Cuba – Trinidad

Santiago de Cuba – Habana

Varadero – Santiago de Cuba

Trinidad – Santiago de Cuba

Stopover cities at which Viazul passengers can disembark or embark

Varadero, Cárdenas, Santa Clara, Placetas, Cabaiguan, Sancti Spíritus, Ciego de Avila, Camagüey, Las Tunas, Holguín, Bayamo, Santiago de Cuba, Colón

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Plaza Mariana Grajales Guantanamo

Guantanamo Plaza Mariana Grajales

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.

Plaza Mariana Grajales 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.

Guantanamo Cuba Mountains and Peaks

Mountain biking in Cuba Guantanamo

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.

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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.