Granma Cuba Tourism highlights

Granma Cuba Tourism

The Granma province has two expansive national parks, GRAN PARQUE NACIONAL SIERRA MAESTRA (sometimes called the National Park of Turquino) and PARQUE NACIONAL DESEMBARCO DEL GRANMA (National Park Landing of Granma yacht).

Celia Sánchez Manduley, called “the flower of the Revolution” was born in Media Luna, Granma.

In La Plata, located in the Turquino National Park, you can see the principal headquarters of Fidel Castro’s guerrilla outpost from which he overthrew Batista.

In Marea del Portillo, where mountains meet the sea, you’ll enjoy the ambience of one of Cuba’s nicest all-inclusive resort areas.

Marea del Portillo Granma

-In Turquino National Park, well-blazed trails lead hikers upward through the Sierra Maestra Mountains to the highest peaks in the country. Scuba divers love exploring the coastal waters just off the area made famous by the landing of the Granma yacht (Desembarco del Granma National Park) and other areas.

The marine terraces and coral reefs at the base of the mountain are the best-defined and preserved in the world. This fact, in addition to the area’s flora and fauna, mean it’s more than 40 archeological sites containing artifacts of Indian culture are a great attraction to visitors. Furthermore, many historic events related to Cuba’s wars of independence in the latter half of the 19th and middle of the 20th centuries took place here, and the more than 35 miles of caves and caverns in the area that are ideal for spelunking-led. UNESCO declared “The Desembarco del Granma National Park” part of World Cultural Heritage on December 3, 1999.

Granma province –especially the city of Bayamo– has been scene of many key events history and culture from Cuba’s war of independence in the 19th century to the war of liberation wage in late 1950s, which wound up with the triumph of the Revolution on January 1st 1959.