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Guantanamo Cuba


Cuba tourism Guantanamo

Tourism: Beach | History | Nature | Relax | 

Guantanamo is the easternmost province in Cuba and nowadays known mostly for the infamous US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, which actually just occupies a tiny fraction of the province. This is one of the greenest/wettest and most remote parts of Cuba - home to an impressive range of flora and fauna, beautiful sandy beaches, the delightful seaside town of Baracoa and the Alexander de Humboldt National Park.

Guantánamo has a wild and windswept charm all of its own that attracts visitors looking for something literally off the beaten track.

Accommodation offers Guantanamo

tourist accommodation Guantanamo Cuba

Despite it’s remote location, there are plenty of hotels in Guantánamo. Most people however, choose to stay in one of Guantanamos' casa particulares (private rooms). There’s also many hotels and casas particulares in Baracoa - The main tourist destination in Guantanamo province. Accommodation in Guantanamo province is fairly easy to find.

Guantanamo Capital city

Tourism in Cuba Guantanamo

Guantánamo is one of the biggest cities in Cuba. It’s loud and lively and doesn’t really have any special attractions. The architecture and culture however, are quite distinct from the rest of Cuba. Guantanamo is just 80 kms from Haiti and has many immigrants from Jamaica. The buildings here look like something from the French Quarter of New Orleans in the U.S. state of Louisiana.


Travel destinations in Cuba Guantanamo

Baracoa is a sleepy colonial town located on a tropical headland in the northeast of Guantanamo. It’s possibly the most picturesque spot in all of Cuba. There’s beaches, hiking and one of Cuba’s top national parks, all close by. The town itself is a maze of narrow little streets literally sprinkled with charming casas particulares. If you love wave riding, probably you will stay longer in a casa particular in Baracoa and visit the surf beaches here with the best waves in Cuba.
This magical little town was founded by the Spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar way back in the year 1511. It’s the oldest Spanish settlement in Cuba and where Christopher Columbus landed on his first voyage to the country.

One of the best times to visit Baracoa is during the first week of April. The town explodes with street parties every night that carry on well into the early hours. This is when they celebrate the beginning of the War of Independence. - When General Antonio Maceo disembarked at nearby Playa Duaba in 1895. Getting here is easy. There are two flights per week from Havana airport and a lot of busses from VIAZUL.

El Yunque

National parks in Cuba - Guantanamo

This spectacular mountain with its 575 m height is the most charcateristic point in the vicinity of Baracoa.

Who goes up to the top, will be compensated with wonderful views and know a very nice nature.

Guantanamo is the wildest and most undeveloped province in Cuba. It’s similar to Pinar de Rio in a lot of ways. It has massive untapped potential. For the moment it remains free of mass tourism but in the future, we’ll no doubt see the amount of hotels and casas particulares in Guantanamo increase dramatically. This fascinating province has a lot to offer!

Guantánamo - Cuba


  • Capital: Guantánamo
  • Havana:                946 km
  • Santiago de Cuba: 86 km

  • Map & Next provinces

  • Baracoa Guantanamo Cuba

Top attractions in Guantanamo

  • Chill out in beautiful Baracoa.
  • Explore the natural wonders of the Alexander de Humboldt park
  • Swim at Playa Maguana - a picture paradise beach.
  • Hike 575m to the top of El Yunque and check out the views.
Where to stay
  • Guantanamo Cuba
    Hostels & Apartments

  • Hotels

    "Hotel Guantanamo"
    "Hotel Islazul La Lupe"

    "Hotel El Castillo"
    "Hotel Porto Santo"
    " Villa Gaviota Baracoa"
    "Hotel La Rusa"

    "Hotel Islazul Caimanera"

Sights & Beach
  • Sights

  • Beach
    Playa Pinca
    Playa de Nibujón
    Playa Manguana
    Playa de Toa
    Playa de Miel
    Playa Baringa
    Playa Cascajo
    Playitas de Cajobabo
    Playa Tortugilla
    Playa Uvero
    Playa Conchera
    Playa El Morillo

Useful Informations
  • Internet Guantánamo Cuba

Province Guantánamo

Cuba Beach: Guantánamo

Best beaches in Cuba - Baracoa - Eastern Cuba

In the surroundings of Baracoa we have a large number of beaches.
The most famous is the "Playa Maguana", but there are many more.

Those seeking a little can find small bays perfewct for swimming and sunbathing.

  • Beach "Playa Maguana"

    Head northwest of Baracoa (about 20 kilometers) and you’ll come to one of the best beaches in the area - Playa Maguana. It’s a white sandy beach with crystal clear warm blue waters and a coral reef just a short way out from the coastline. It’s a nice little side trip from Baracoa and you can quite easily do it by bicycle. There’s a few restaurants here and a number of tourist villas that can be rented. The buildings are all mixed in amongst the greenery so seamlessly blend into the natural surroundings.

Travel in Cuba: Guantánamo
  • Tourism Cuba Domestic flights Guantánamo
    Guantánamo (NAS), Baracoa (BCA)

  • Bus station Guantánamo
    Bus station
    Guantánamo, Baracoa

  • Bus stations "ASTRO" Guantánamo Province Cuba
    Bus stations "ASTRO"
    Guantánamo, Baracoa

  • Train stations Guantánamo Province Cuba
    Train stations
    Manuel Tames
    Mártires de la Frontera

  • Car rental Cuba Guantánamo
    Car rental
    Hotel Guantánamo
    Hotel El Castillo (Baracoa)