This beach became a place of historical value on April 11th of 1895 when the National Hero José Martí landed in the area in order to join the fight for independence waged by the Mambi Army against the Spanish colonialism.
To tour this area in the eastern-most province of Guantánamo is to retrace the path of Cuba’s Apostle up to his fall in mortal combat, an event that happened on May 19th of 1895 in the place known as Two Rivers (Dos Ríos).
The Dominican patriot Máximo Gómez also landed together with Martí, who kissed the sands in a gesture of respect towards the land that always considered him as one of its sons.
Marcos del Rosario, one of the crew from the boat, retraced the place on April 23rd of 1922, and identified the specific point of landing where a monument was raised in 1947. This difficult to reach place treasures enough merits to be hailed as a National Monument.
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