Top things to do

Top Choice Square in Bayamo

Plaza de la Revolución

One of Cuba's leafiest squares, Bayamo's central meeting point is surrounded by pedestrian-only streets, making it a rare and peaceful spot. Despite its friendly airs and secondary role as the city's best outdoor mu…
Top Choice Caribbean in Bayamo

Restaurante San Salvador de Bayamo

Who isn't in the mood to be serenaded by violins in a splendid colonial place? Thanks to the knowledgeable owner, dishes avoid the obvious to tap into indigenous/bucaneer influences on regional cuisine. Try tortilla…
Top Choice Cuban in Bayamo

Meson La Cuchipapa

Real comida Cubana fashioned on reviving traditions rarely known to visitors. At wooden picnic benches, try cassava bread originally consumed by native Tainos, fragrant bean stews and big portions of regular fare li…
Top Choice Museum in Bayamo

Casa Natal de Carlos Manuel de Céspedes

Birthplace of the 'father of the motherland,' this museum is where Céspedes was born (on April 18, 1819) and spent his first 12 years. Inside, Céspedes memorabilia is complemented by a collection of period furniture…
Theater in Bayamo

Teatro Bayamo

Six blocks northeast of the bus station, opposite Plaza de la Patria, lies one of the Oriente's most impressive theaters. Constructed in 1982, the theater was converted into its current function only in 2007. The vi…
Traditional Music in Bayamo

Casa de la Trova la Bayamesa

One of Cuba's best trova houses, in a lovely colonial building on Maceo. Pictures on the wall display the famous '70s afro of Bayamo-born trova king Pablo Milanés. There's an ARTex gift shop onsite.
Gardens in Bayamo

Jardín Botánico de Cupaynicu

For a floral appreciation of Bayamo's evergreen hinterland, head to this botanic garden about 16km outside the city off the Guisa road. It's on very few itineraries, so you can have the serene, serendipitous 104 hec…
Factory in Bayamo

Fabrica de los Coches

It's worth the jaunt to observe the goings-on at Cuba's only handcrafted coche (horse cart) production line. Most horse carts you'll see in Cuba are metal, but these are fashioned in wood and take far longer (up to …
Cuban in Bayamo

El Polinesio

This longtime staple debuted in the days when private restaurants could only seat 12 people and serve pork and chicken. Today's menu ventures into seafood with wine sauce and chicken with vegetables.
Area in Bayamo

Paseo Bayamés

Bayamo's main shopping street was pedestrianized in the 1990s and reconfigured with benches and funky artwork. Here you'll find wax museum Museo de Cera, various public utilities and plenty of Cuban-style commerce, …