cuba home > cuba destinations > guantanamo province > guantanamo city
Cuba Junky home page Guantanamo province Tailor made Cuba trip
Guantanamo City Baracoa   Baracoa restaurants Baracoa nightlife
Casas Guantanamo Casas Baracoa Hotels Guantanamo Hotels in Baracoa  
         
 

Guantanamo City

Capital city of Guantanamo Province

Guantanamo City Guantánamo (pop. 180,000), capital of its namesake province, is among the larger capital cities in Cuba. As with the rest of the province, Guantánamo's local economy has been visibly affected by the U.S. economic blockade. Guantanamo city is not a very touristic place, but worth the visit while passing it driving from Santiago de Cuba to Baracoa

Guantánamo is nationally of some importance as an industrial city; as Cuba's economy attempts to diversify, Guantánamo has undergone rapid growth. Unfortunately, the scarcity of government funds have resulted in cramped housing projects and neighborhoods which as closely resemble the U.S.' urban slums as.
The United States maintains a military base which it reserved as part of treaties signed at the end of the Spanish-American War.
While Cuban President Fidel Castro considers the U.S. military presence in Guantánamo to be an outrage, he is powerless to remove it. The U.S. pays about US$4,000 annually as a lease for the land; Fidel Castro refuses to accept the money as a matter of national pride and integrity. This is about the only action he can take, however, since the U.S. lease can be terminated only by mutual consent.
Despite Fidel's ideological outrage, most residents of Guantánamo are not concerned with the base and go about their daily lives as if there were no U.S. military presence.

To do in Guantanamo City

Parroquial de
Santa Catalina de Riccis

Parque Marti, Guantanamo, Cuba


Casa Natal de Regino Boti

Museum
Bernabé Varona #815, Guantanamo, Cuba


El Fuerte Morrillo Chico

Monument
Niceto Perez, Guantanamo, Cuba


Cafetal La Indiana

History interest
El Salvador, Guantanamo, Cuba


Nightlife

Discotheque
Hotel Guantánamo
Guantánamo, Cuba


Restaurants

Caimanera
Cocina internacional
Hotel Caimanera
Caimanera, Cuba
Panaderia de Palmita
Flor Crombet #305
E/ Calixto Garcia y Los Maceos
Guantanamo, Cuba
Sandino
Paladar Alexis
Casa 33
Guantanamo, Cuba
Jiguagua
Cocina criolla
Hotel Caimanera
Caimanera, Cuba
Pizzeria Holguin
Parque Marti
Guantanamo, Cuba
Guantánamo
Cocina internacional
Hotel Guantánamo
Guantánamo, Cuba
Pelícano
Comidas ligeras
Hotel Caimanera
Caimanera, Cuba
Quetzalcoatl
Cocina internacional
Villa Lupe
Guantánamo, Cuba
Mirador de Malones
Cocina criolla e internac.
Carret. de Boquerón
Caimanera, Cuba

Useful Addresses

Banks

Banco de Credito y Comercio
Calixto Garcia
Open Mo/Fri 8am to 3pm
Cadeca (Casas de Cambio)
Calixto Garcia y Prado
Open Mo/Sat 8.30am to 6pm
Sun 8am to 1pm

Mail

Post Office
Parque Marti (west side)
DHL
Inside the post office

Medical

General Hospital
Plaza Mariana Grajales (west end) 
 

Shops

Caimanera
Tienda Departamental
Hotel Caimanera, Guantánamo, Cuba
Guantánamo
Tienda Departamental
Hotel Guantánamo, Guantánamo, Cuba
Zun-Zun
Tienda Departamental
Maceo y Aguilera, Guantánamo, Cuba
 

 

 

Cuba destinations Cuba casas particulares Cuba car rental Cuba flights

 

Cuba-Junky Facebook Cuba-Junky Twitter Cuba-Junky Pinterest

 

 

Cuba Junky Zazzle Store
Cuba Casa Directory app
Cuba Casa Directory for Android Cuba Casa Directory for IOS

 

About Cuba Junky Write a review Havana Journal Underground Cuba Travel Guide

 

  Add a casa particular