Welcome to Banes

Founded in 1887, this effervescent company town was a virtual fiefdom of the US-run United Fruit Company until the 1950s. Many of the old American company houses still remain. These days, the sun-streaked streets and squares feature cigar-smoking cronies slamming dominoes and mums carrying meter-long loaves of bread; in short, everything Cuban that is missing from the all-inclusive resorts.

Thanks to its Taíno museum and the various indigenous sites nestled in the surrounding countryside, Banes is known as the archaeological capital of Cuba.

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