Desembarco del Granma and Sierra Maestra National Parks

Tourist Attractions

Two National Parks: Desembarco del Granma and Sierra Maestra meet at the limits of this province. The first one covers 27 545 hectares and its main attraction is the best preserved system of marine terraces of the archipelago and is recognized by UNESCO as one of the most representative ones at the international level.

The Hoyo de Marlotte (Hole of Marlotte) -77 meters deep and 52 meters wide- and the Cave of Fustete are two of the biggest attractions of this park, where there are more than 200 species of plants (10 are exclusive of this place), and where one of the few virgin forests of the country is preserved in the Royal Cove.

Eight, natural and historical, espeleoarcheological pathways and routeshave been opened in areas of this National Park. One of them covers 22 kilometers between the mangrove swamp of Las Coloradas and the sugar cane plantations of Alegría de Pío, which led the way of the crew members of the Granma Yacht who, under the command of Fidel Castro, disembarked in this area on December 2 of the year 1956.