Only 20 kilometres away from the city of Santiago de Cuba and some 80 000 hectares of surface area is Baconao Park, penetrating in Guantánamo’s territory. The visitor is awed by the variety of spots to discover and explore, among them beaches, historical and natural sites, unique museums, as well as a variety of restaurants and cafeterias.
Created in 1981, it features several tourist attractions as the Great Stone (Gran Piedra) and the Siboney Farm (Granjita Siboney), where the attracters of the Moncada Garrison (cuartel Moncada) led by Fidel Castro, spent the night prior to the attack on July 26th of 1953.
Also of interest are the Prehistoric Valley (Valle de la Prehistoria), the Museum of Images (Museo de la Imagen), as well as the History of Terrestrial Transport Museum, with over 2 500 reduced scale replicas. Do not miss a place well worth visiting, the House of Lame Pedro (a Casa de Pedro El Cojo) where the best tasting native “criolla” food is served.
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