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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

Bernabé Varona #815, Guantanamo, Cuba

El Fuerte Morrillo Chico

Niceto Perez, Guantanamo, Cuba

Cafetal La Indiana

History interest
El Salvador, Guantanamo, Cuba


Hotel Guantánamo
Guantánamo, Cuba


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

Useful Addresses


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


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


General Hospital
Plaza Mariana Grajales (west end) 


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




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