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Historic Site in Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granma

Alegría de Pío

Considered hallowed revolutionary ground, this is the spot where Castro's shipwrecked rebels were intercepted by Batista's army in 1956 and forced to split up and flee. It's also the official finishing point for the…
Park in Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granma

Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granma

Mixing unique environmental diversity with heavy historical significance, the Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granma consists of 275 sq km of teeming forests, peculiar karst topography and uplifted marine terraces. I…
Museum in Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granma

Museo las Coloradas

A large monument just beyond the park gate marks the Granma's landing spot. A small museum outlines the routes taken by Castro, Guevara and the others into the Sierra Maestra, and there's a full-scale replica of the…
Village in Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granma

Cabo Cruz

Three kilometers beyond the El Guafe trailhead is a tiny fishing community with skiffs bobbing offshore and sinewy men gutting their catch on the golden beach. The 33m-tall Vargas lighthouse here (erected 1871) now …
Seafood in Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granma

Restaurante el Cabo

The cheapest seafood in Cuba comes straight out of the Caribbean behind this restaurant that lies in the shadow of the Vargas lighthouse. Expect fresh fillets of snapper and swordfish, and prices in Cuban pesos.
Caribbean in Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granma

Ranchón las Colorados

A traditional thatched-roof restaurant selling fairly basic comida criolla (Creole cooking) just before the park gates. This place does the business if you're hungry after a long drive.