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  • Areas of Natural Interest: Turquino National Park

    Turquino National Park, Granma. Cuba

    • Destination: Granma
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  • Description Areas of Natural Interest: Turquino National Park, Granma. Cuba

    National Park is in the Sierra Maestra Mountains, the highest, steepest mountain range in the Cuban archipelago. The park contains the highest mountains in the country, including Cuba Peak (6142 feet [1872 meters] above sea level) and Turquino Peak (6476 feet [1974 meters] above sea level), the last redoubt of several species of Cuban flora and fauna, with notable differences among them depending on the altitude: they include everything from dry coastal thickets to mountain rain forests and small bushes typical of low-lying plateaus.

    Covering a large area in both Santiago de Cuba and Granma Provinces, in eastern Cuba, it is a land of rivers, forests, mountain peaks and valleys covered with lush vegetation, giving visitors the sensation of being on the top of the island. This is a wild place whose difficulty of access and great variety of well-preserved species of flora and fauna make it one of the most important protected areas in Cuba.

    he Turquino Royal Peak on Sierra Maestra is considered by its natural values and also for the place that occupies in the national history as a Cuban symbol, the Turquino Peak rise in the same Sierra Maestra heart, the biggest mountain range that conforms a scenario of 17 thousand hectares of rivers, forests, valleys and summits crowned by this elevation. To arrive until their peak it is necessary to ascend and to lower for abrupt places, with a great variety of species of the flora and the fauna, some endemic ones as the Sabicú, the Savin, the Oak of Maestra, ferns and birds like the Cartacuba, the Tocororo and the Zunzún.

    Calls the attention the variety and the state of conservation of the landscapes. Beautiful rivers and springs refresh the ascent to the three higher elevations of the island, the Turquino Royal Peak, to 1 974 meters on the level of the sea, call the Roof of Cuba; the Cuba Peak (1 834 m) and the Suecia Peak (1 732 m).

    The temperature average oscillates between the 16°C and the 25°C and the biggest rain volumes they register in the months of July, September and October, on the other hand, February, March and April are amazingly dry.

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  • Interesting Place next to Turquino National Park
  • Sierra Maestra Mountain Range Sierra Maestra Mountain Range

    Lat:20.00000   Lon:-76.75000 

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    The Sierra Maestra Mountain Range in the southeast region of Cuba in the counties of Granma and Santiago…

  • Museums next to Turquino National Park
  • La Demajagua La Demajagua

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    Ramains of La Demajagua Sugar Mill, where Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, set his slaves free, thus initiating…

  • Areas of Natural Interest next to Turquino National Park
  • Turquino Royal Peak Turquino Royal Peak

    Lat:19.98940   Lon:-76.83700 

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    The Turquino Royal Peak on Sierra Maestra is considered by its natural values and also for the place…

    Sierra Maestra National Park Sierra Maestra National Park

    Lat:20.00000   Lon:-76.75000 

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    This gorgeous park is located in the heart of the stunning Sierra Maestra mountain range, and contains…

  • City next to Turquino National Park
  • Bayamo Bayamo

    Lat:20.379170   Lon:-76.643330 

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  • River next to Turquino National Park
  • Arroyo Mula Arroyo Mula

    Lat:20.016670   Lon:-76.816670 

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    Rio La Mula Rio La Mula

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    Rio Palma Mocha Rio Palma Mocha

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    Rio La Plata Rio La Plata

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    Arroyo Jigue Arroyo Jigue

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    Rio La Bruja Rio La Bruja

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    Arroyo el Cristo Arroyo el Cristo

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    Arroyo Tio Pedro Arroyo Tio Pedro

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    Arroyo Chorros Arroyo Chorros

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  • Streams next to Turquino National Park
  • Arroyo Corte Arroyo Corte

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    Arroyo Cuevas Arroyo Cuevas

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    Rio Potrerillo Rio Potrerillo

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    Arroyo Cabrera Arroyo Cabrera

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    Brazo Mayor Brazo Mayor

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    Arroyo Calabazas Arroyo Calabazas

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    Arroyo El Salto Arroyo El Salto

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  • Mountain next to Turquino National Park
  • Pico Turquino Pico Turquino

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    Pico Cuba Pico Cuba

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    Pico Bicuspide de Joaquin y Regino Pico Bicuspide de Joaquin y Regino

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    Loma la Sabina Loma la Sabina

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    Loma la Bruja Loma la Bruja

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    Loma los Helechos Loma los Helechos

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    Loma Cuajani Loma Cuajani

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    Loma Cabeza de los Magos Loma Cabeza de los Magos

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    Loma el Gallon del Peru Loma el Gallon del Peru

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    Loma Calas Loma Calas

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  • Sierras next to Turquino National Park
  • Estribo Punta Yara Estribo Punta Yara

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    Peladas de San Juan Peladas de San Juan

    Lat:20.150000   Lon:-76.900000 

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    Estribo Carolina Estribo Carolina

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    Lomas de Portillo Lomas de Portillo

    Lat:19.933330   Lon:-77.250000 

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    Lomas Taratana Lomas Taratana

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  • Peak next to Turquino National Park
  • Pico Suecia Pico Suecia

    Lat:19.983330   Lon:-76.833330 

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    Pico Real Pico Real

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    Pico Cuevas Pico Cuevas

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    Alto de Cardero Alto de Cardero

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    Pico Malverde Pico Malverde

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    Pico Limones Pico Limones

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    Segundo Pico Palma Mocha Segundo Pico Palma Mocha

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    Pico San Lorenzo Pico San Lorenzo

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    Primer Pico Palma Mocha Primer Pico Palma Mocha

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    Pico Caracas Pico Caracas

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  • Churches and Convents next to Turquino National Park
  • Iglesia de la Purisima Concepcion Iglesia de la Purisima Concepcion

    Lat:20.34570   Lon:-77.11960 

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    Gaze up at the distinctive twin bell towers atop this church erected in 1805. Be sure to step inside…

  • Nature Trails in Granma
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    Located in Desembarco del Granma National Park. This footpath is conceived with facilities like stairs,…

    El Samuel Trail El Samuel Trail

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    Located in Desembarco del Granma National Park. In this footpath the visitor has the possibility of…

    El Guafe Trail El Guafe Trail

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    Located in Desembarco del Granma National Park. In this footpath the visitor will be able to be in contact…

    Turquino Trail Turquino Trail

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    1st Day 6.30 : Transfer from santo Domingo to Alto del Naranjo. 8.30 : After a short rest continus the…

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    Salto del Guayabito Salto del Guayabito

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  • Car rental offices next to Turquino National Park
  • Hotel Marea del Portillo Car rental officeHotel Marea del Portillo Car rental office

    Hotel Marea del Portillo. Granma
    023597005 39km 383m

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    Carretera Central, Via Santiago de Cuba. Bayamo
    023482990 46km 526m

    Hotel Guacanayabo Car rental officeHotel Guacanayabo Car rental office

    Ave Camilo Cienfuegos. Manzanillo. Granma
    023577737 49km 742m

  • Turquino National Park is located in Granma
  • The territory limits to the north with the provinces of Las Tunas and Holguín; to the west with the Gulf of Guacanayabo; to the south with the Caribbean Sea, and to the east with Santiago de Cuba. It has more than 760 000 inhabitants in its 8 470 , Km2 of territorial extension.

    There are two airports: Sierra Maestra, located in Manzanillo for international operations, and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, in Bayamo, for domestic flights. By road, the Central Highway links Granma with the other cities of the country. The Sierra Maestra majestic mountains, main mountainous group of Cuba, the intense blue colour of the Caribbean Sea and the fertile plains bathed by rivers coming from the high mountains present Granma as presenting a wide range of contrasts. "Desembarco del Granma" National Park is within the limits of this province, declared by UNESCO, as World Natural Site.

    The province is known as the Birthplace of Cuban Nationality and preserves a rich historical and cultural heritage. It was in this city where the National Anthem of Cuba was sung for the first time. In this region is indispensable to visit Desembarco del Granma National Park, with its very interesting natural phenomena and areas of exceptional beauty. There are also other places to be visited, such as La Demajagua Park, where on October 10th, 1868, the Cuban struggles for independence began; Manzanillo, a coastal city wrapped in an atmosphere of pirates and corsairs' legends, and Bayamo, provincial capital and National Monument.

    A stay at Marea del Portillo hotel, with a beach that draws attention for the dark colour of its sand, is ideal to discover the charms of Cayo Blanco, a place of suggestive sea bottoms; to enter the impressive system of marine terraces or to come closer to the natural and archaeological reservation El Guafe. Excursions to its mountainous system are one of the biggest attractiveness, for the visitor has the possibility to go into one of the more preserved, intimate, and better places of Cuban nature.

     

     

     

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    Pico Turquino
    Pico Turquino is the highest point in Cuba. It is located in the southeast part of the island, in the Sierra Maestra mountain range in the municipality of Guamá, Santiago de Cuba Province. The name is believed to be a corruption of turquoise (Spanish: turquí) peak, named so for the blue hues taken by the heights in certain views. It was first mentioned (under the name "Tarquino") on a map drawn by Gerardo Kramer in the late 18th century. A bust of José Martí, sculpted by Jilma Madera, was placed on the peak to celebrate his centenary. Turquino National Park is established on a 229.38 km2 (88.56 sq mi) area around the peak.[2]