Granma

DISCOVER GRANMA

CRADLE OF CUBAN NATIONALITY

Granma, located in the southeastern part of the island, bases its tourist relevance on an exuberant nature, the predominance of the combination of the sea with the mountains and a rich historical tradition.

Granma

To the south rises the most important mountain range of the island in what is known as Gran Parque Nacional Sierra Maestra. The highest elevation on the island is located here: it is the Pico Real del Turquino, about 1972m. high.

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Another natural area, the Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granmaalso combines history with great natural diversity, for this reason it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999.

History

Bayamo Granma

Bayamo, the main city of the province, was one of the first villages on the island founded in the 16th century, the cradle of the National anthem and of Cuban culture. In the extreme southwest of the province lies the Cabo Cruz lighthouse and the region of El Guafe, where you can find aboriginal vestiges and sites of archaeological interest as a tourist attraction of this part of eastern Cuba.

Nature

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The area features tropical climate, while its tourist attractions are located mainly on the south coast and in the mountainous territory of Sierra Maestra.

Beaches, rivers, waterfalls, mineral-medicinal muds and underwater beds are among the natural attractions that stand out in the region.

You will find native fauna in its extensive forests. They have a peculiar karst topography along with incredible marine terraces. In the region you can also find the hunting ground of Viramas and Marea del Portillo, the latter is a small spot that has a unique black sand beach.

Diving

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In that area lies the Albacora diving center, offering introductory courses, dives in coral reefs and in the sunken ships of the Spanish fleet of Admiral Cervera.

Water activities also include motor boating, catamaran rides and bicycles.

It is the ideal spot to discover an unspoilt coral reef. There are sixteen identified dive sites where you can discover tropical fish, sponges, colonies of black coral and gorgonians.