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Land Adventures

Granma’s diverse terrain offers plenty of unique opportunities for land adventures. Hike through the Sierra Maestra mountains to explore the region’s history and reach some of the country’s tallest peaks. Visit the site of Castro’s historic landing at the Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granma, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the former sugar mill where Carlos Manuel de Céspedes famously proclaimed Cuba’s independence in 1868. Or enjoy a horseback ride along the rugged Caribbean coastline.

Excursions

Demajagua's Historic Ruins

Demajagua's historic ruins

See where Carlos Manuel de Céspedes freed his slaves and rang the bell to declare Cuba’s Independence in 1868 at this former sugar mill near Manzanillo. Learn about the historic events at the museum here.

Cauto River Walking Tour

Cauto River Walking Tour

Marvel at the beautiful sights along this sparkling river that runs through the Sierra Maestra mountain range, including peaceful ponds, enchanting waterfalls and local farmers tending to their crops. This tour departs from Marea del Portillo.

La Plata Rebel Army Command Post

La Plata Rebel Army Command Post

Take a guided hike through points of interest related to the time Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolution leader, spent here coordinating his rebel activities. Regular tours depart by Jeep from Santo Domingo Villa.

Turquino Peak

Turquino Peak

Trek to the top of Cuba’s highest peak in Sierra Maestra National Park. A knowledgeable guide points out the region’s unique flora and fauna along the two-day hike.


Horseback Riding

Marea del Portillo

Marea del Portillo

Explore the beach on one of the horseback riding trips that departs from both of the hotels here. Or sit back and enjoy the view on a leisurely horse-drawn carriage ride.