Attractions

Beach in Gibara

Playa Caletones

A lovely little beach 17km west of Gibara. The apostrophe-shaped stretch of white sand and azure sea here is a favorite of Holguín vacationers. The town is ramshackle, with no services except a rustic restaurant. As…
Cave in Gibara

Caverna de Panaderos

This complex cave system with 19 galleries and a lengthy underground trail is close to town at the top end of Calle Independencia. Guides are required as there are no installations or signs here. Go with a qualified…
Museum in Gibara

El Cañonazo

There's nothing else quite like this in Cuba. Known as the patriot, Miguel Flores has a quirky collection of homemade satire memorabilia featuring the Pope, Obama, 1950s movie stars and others. He is even considerin…
Beach in Gibara

Playa Blanca

Located across the bay, this small sandy beach begs for bathers. From the Gibara dock, take a local lancha (open boat ferry; CUC$2) across the Bahía de Gibara to Juan Antonio, from where it's 400m on to Playa Blanca…
Square in Gibara

Parque Calixto García

A central plaza lined with weird robles africanos, African oaks with large pods. The Statue of Liberty in front commemorates the Spanish-Cuban-American War.
Church in Gibara

Iglesia de San Fulgencio

Built in 1850, this church was recently the recipient of a gleaming renovation.
Fort in Gibara

Spanish Forts

At the top of Calle Cabada, this crumbling brick Spanish fort with graceful arches provides stunning town and bay views. Continue on this street for 200m to Restaurante el Mirador for an even better vantage point. Y…
Museum in Gibara

Museo de Historia Natural

Housed in a worn colonial palace (more interesting than the stuffed stuff it collects), is the Museo de Historia Natural. Through barred windows you can watch women rolling cheroots in the cigar factory across the s…