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Sierra Maestra

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Address: Granma & Santiago de Cuba Provinces, Cuba
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+53 5 4205813

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You should not miss the visit to Comandancia de la Plata

After staying one night at Bayamo, we contacted Anley Rosales Benitez, who not only drove us to and from Santo Domingo, but also found a great guesthouse of Heidi . We had... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2015
Selen D
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

After staying one night at Bayamo, we contacted Anley Rosales Benitez, who not only drove us to and from Santo Domingo, but also found a great guesthouse of Heidi . We had wonderful memories with this friendly family. We were very happy to have met Anley, who was always on time and helped us in many ways. The hiking to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 May 2015

We took the Ecotur tour to hike the Pico Turquino in 2 days, 1 night. The tour is 172 dollars or a bit more per person which is a fortune in Cuba (it's like 8 monthly wages, you would be able to pay 8 people for a month). The nice thing is that they pick you up with a van... More 

2 Thank Paula D
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

This is one of the trips which Sunwing offers out of Las Brisas Sierra Mar or Los Galeones, and brings you close to the Pico Turquino, highest peak in Cuba: 1,974 m The trip will take you a good half day, depending on how much time you spend taking a dip in a crystal clear mountain stream, and how many... More 

3 Thank amphitryon
Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 11 March 2015

I visited the Comandancia de la Plata, using Anley as my taxi service from Bayamo. The Comandancia is set amid beautiful mountains, and it is a very pleasant 3 km walk from the trail-head (easy walking). The buildings (reconstructed but faithful to the originals) are where Castro and his gang stationed themselves in 1958; they are historically important, and interesting... More 

1 Thank tnbms162016
Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

We landed at holguin airport, we had already contaced Anley Rosales Benitez, he organized the whole thing for us. Transport from Holguin Airport to Santo Domingo,there we did overnight in a casa particular very nice enviroment, back yard restaurant,we spoke to our guide (George), already arranged by Anley for the excursion next day to Comandancia de la Plata, the guide... More 

3 Thank Andrew R
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2014

My partner and I travelled to the Sierra Maesta to see Comandancia de La Plata. Coming from Scotland we are used to great scenery but the views in the mountains in Cuba are simply breathtaking and like something you would expect to see in Hawaii. The Sierra Maestra is protected national park and really looked after. You do feel very... More 

6 Thank Gina J
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We stayed in Santo Domingo and had a trip to Fidel's Comanderia. Now my wife is not much of a hiker so she had strong reservations. The guide howerver promised to take this into account and return if she wouldn't manage allowing me to continue. He let her lead in her own tempo and this perfectly worked out well. We... More 

2 Thank keesvk
Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Plus the history of these mountains .travelled through on a small coach lots to see ,locals working in the fields using wooden ploughs .The mountains are a sight to behold .We did a gentle trek ( it was very warm )through woodland across fields ,which I enjoyed .

1 Thank Mary38677
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

This trip is well worth the time and money if you fancy a day off from Santiago. It was quite personal and my wife and I were escorted by a guide and a driver in a comfortable new Renault 4 wheel drive SUV. So we asked for a 7 a.m. pick up rather than the suggested 6 a.m. Damien, the... More 

6 Thank Putneydrifter
Nykoebing, Denmark
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

I spent too much time before we left for Cuba to find info about how to get to La Comandancia la Plata in Sierra Maestra. We started in Bayamo driving direction Manzanillo untill the signs for Santo Domingo, a total of 70 km. How to find the park entrance: this comes automatically suddenly you are there and a guide will... More 

6 Thank Eva196

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