Salto del Guayabito, Granma. Cuba
- Destination: Granma
- Open: Daily
- Address From: Comunidad El Guayabo. Granma. Cuba
Description Nature Trails: Salto del Guayabito, Granma. Cuba
The route begins in Mota Dos town, where the clients approach the horses and take the parallel way to the Motas river. The channel characterizes by the presence of vertical walls as well as fluvial erosive forms, meanders and wells with the flora and fauna characteristic of this relief. Arriving at Guayabito community, making a small shutdown in house of a farmer of the locality where it is rested and tasted authenticate Creole coffee, fresh fruit and water. Throughout the passage the client is interacting with the settlers of the zone and knowing its form life and customs. When arriving at the waterfall of the river that constitutes the end of the route the visitor will be able to enjoy of the natural swimming pools created by the work of the nature escarpments of more than 50 ms of vertical walls covered with cactus, agaves, ferns, orchid and curujeyes.
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Salto del Guayabito 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.