Guantanamo

Guantánamo is located at the eastern end of the Island. It is a mainly region of deep contrasts and mountains, and the only place in the country where you can find semi desert landscapes. The main attraction in Guantanamo is Baracoa which was the first Villa founded by the Spanish in 1512. Accommodation in Baracoa can be found in hotels like El Castillo, Portosanto or La Rusa, while in the main city, hotel Guantanamo is found. The women from Guantanamo ( Guantanamera) inspired the Cuban singer Joseito Fernandez who composed this famous Cuban song which has become part of the Cuban identity. The only way to get to Baracoa by road is via La Farola after passing places like Caimanera and Imias.

Guantanamo and Baracoa

Guantánamo is the located at the eastern end of the Island. It is a mainly region of deep contrasts and mountains , and the only place in the country where you can find semidesert landscapes. International tourism most intersting place in this province is Baracoa, Prime City of Cuba Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Baracoa (1512) was the first of seven villas founded Cuba Diego Velázquez, becoming the first capital and Episcopate of Cuba. Baracoa is l town with 900 km2 of surface, which preserves in its outskirts forests that are similar to those of the colonial times, identified by many with a peculiar flat top mountain known by the name of Yunque de Baracoa (Anvil of Baracoa). Baracoa still preserves the system of colonial forts, like Forts Matachín, where the Municipal Museum is located; la Punta; Seboruco; and the fortified towers of Joa; Caguase or the Castle of the Villa itself, which was later turned into a comfortable hotel; all of them built to defend the city form the siege of pirates and corsairs. Also its church preserves the Cruz de la Parra (Croos from La Parra) which was the first Christian symbol found in Cuba . The road access to Baracoa is very atractive to the visitors, since it is the only way, La Farola, is an ascending spiral road built during the first half of the 1960's, with 11 hanging bridges whose maximum height is located at a place known as Altos de Cotilla (Cotilla Heights), 600 hundred meters above the sea level.Baracoa an national airport which handles the operations of small and middle size airplanes.

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