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Sierra Maestra

Granma & Santiago de Cuba Provinces, Cuba
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Sierra Maestra, port and harbour

A leisurely stroll either way along Avenida del Puerto starting at the Sierra Maestra ferry... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Funambulator
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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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No hiking in the raining season (Mai)

Unfortunately, we could not go hiking there. We planned to go there at the beginning of May to hike... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
cprange
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Switzerland
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“park entrance” (3 reviews)
“the real cuba” (3 reviews)
“santo domingo” (15 reviews)
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Granma & Santiago de Cuba Provinces, Cuba
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A leisurely stroll either way along Avenida del Puerto starting at the Sierra Maestra ferry terminal will give you a different sight of Old Havana, one that trades the cafes & the souvenir shops for a vista of the city’s attractive harbour & historical remnants....More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Unfortunately, we could not go hiking there. We planned to go there at the beginning of May to hike Pico Turquino, but nobody had told us that this would be impossible when it has rained before. The tracks were too wet and therefore too dangerous...More

Thank cprange
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BayamoTravels, Front Office Manager at Sierra Maestra, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

We are sorry you couldn't do the excursion, that is why we organize the hike with the local guides. They are always updated about the hikes and weather. We keep in contact with them everyday, so we have first hand information. Sometimes, if even if...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Sierra Maestra in Granma and Santiago de Cuba provinces Cuba is a good climb. You need to be prepared with water bottles, some snacks, a hat, sunscreen and bug spray. This is not something to undertake on a rainy day. The views once near the...More

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BayamoTravels, rain at Sierra Maestra, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

TAKE SNACKS and water. We were staying at Club Amigo in Marea del Portillo. Elena the Sunwing Rep arranged a Jeep. Just the two of us and a driver for the 2+ hour drive to Santo Domingo. The road was intersected frequently by streams with...More

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BayamoTravels, Front Office Manager at Sierra Maestra, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

The hike to Comandancia from Marea del Portillo allows you to enjoy that road with almost no traffic, but if you want to have more fun and you like hiking, after Comandancia de la Plata you cango to Pico Turquino and from there down to...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

As part of a cycle tour we spent a night in the Sierra Maestra at El Salton Hotel. This is a very special place set among the rainforest with many different species of flora and fauna and birds. The El Salton Hotel was chalet type...More

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BayamoTravels, Front Office Manager at Sierra Maestra, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Staff there always doing their best, Hotels and towns in the Sierra Maestra mountains are a good choice to enjoy nature and history.

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

We tried but were not able to arrange this trek from Canada so just decided to 'wing it'. We booked a cheap resort Marea Del Portillo on the ocean side of the range and got a driver for the long ride around to Santo Domingo....More

2  Thank KarenGeterdone
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

TREKKING PICO TURQUINO We climbed Pico Turquino, highest Cuban peak (elevation 1974 m) in the Sierra Maestra Mountains, as part of our two week trip to Marea del Portillo, an all-inclusive resort in the Manzanillo area on the cost of the Caribbean in February 2017....More

12  Thank Trekker416
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

I visited Comandancia de la Plata on a tour arranged by Anley Rosales at Bayamo Travel Agent in Bayamo. The tour was interesting for the countryside and mountain scenery, the small museum and the history of Castro's headquarters in the Sierra Maestra. The buildings you...More

1  Thank Ian R
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

While the Dhike to the Commandancia de la Plata is full of history and beauty, the hike to Pico Turquino was the best experience I have had in my 15 years going to Cuba. The views were majestic and the stars at night were unbelieveable....More

5  Thank Cindy D
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

It was an amazing experience!! The views, the walk (despite being exhausted, thought I wasn´t gonna make it!!), the people you meet along the way, and the Ecotur staff at Santo Domingo. It´s a great starting point. The summit is said to be disappointing for...More

2  Thank Aliuska G
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twelvestring
21 January 2018|
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Response from BayamoTravels | Property representative |
Hola. I think its better to spend the day in Santo Domingo, very nice town, no noise,no pollution. Morador de Arcadia a good choice too.
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ktfennell
4 September 2017|
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Response from Trekker416 | Reviewed this property |
Anley Rosales Benitez Mobile CU (+53) 52922209 You can google his website bayamotravelagent
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