Eastern Cuba, a land of cultural and historic traditions, treasures a well-preserved natural environment and many tourist options linked to nature.
In addition, a network of tourist facilities spreads throughout the region to welcome vacationers interested in the local treasures.
One of those facilities is the Guacanayabo Hotel, a true lookout by the sea that benefits from its privileged location in the city of Manzanillo, in eastern Granma province, which is marked by its beautiful bay and local traditions related to its waters.
The hotel offers 112 air-conditioned rooms and provides a wide range of tourist offers, including excursions to Cayo Perla, in the heart of the Guacanayabo Gulf, as well as trekking programs.
The Guacanayabo Hotel's services also include a restaurant, a cafeteria, a barbecue, a swimming pool, a commercial center, meeting halls, a discotheque, a car-rental office and money exchange.
Manzanillo is a major attraction for tourists, since many musical shows are held there, including music played with the traditional oriental organ, in addition to the fact that the farm La Demajagua, which played a key role in Cuba's wars for independence, is located in Granma province.
La Demajagua, a former sugar mill near Manzanillo and one of hundreds of such factories built in the Caribbean Island to develop the incipient sugar industry, became a major site in Cuba's history.
Precisely in that place, slaves and foremen who worked in the large green sugar fields day after day played an active role in the popular uprising that led to armed clashes between Cubans "mambises" (fighters for independence) and Spanish soldiers.
According to experts, Granma has the most varied geological diversity in the country, especially the Sierra Maestra mountain range, which stands out for having the Caribbean Island's tallest mountains: the Cuba and Turquino peaks.
The majestic mountains of Sierra Maestra, the intense blue Caribbean Sea and the fertile plains bathed by the Cauto River, the longest watercourse in Cuba, give Granma province a wide range of contrasts.
At the foot of the mountains, vacationers can find true treasures, including am exceptional system of marine terraces, exuberant flora and varied fauna, in addition to more than 40 archeological sites from aboriginal culture, and historic events related to the wars for independence in the second half of the 19th century and the first 50 years of the 20th century.
Granma also boasts 60 kilometers of caves and caverns for spelunking enthusiasts, the reason why the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared the Desembarco del Granma (Granma Landing) National Park a World Cultural Site.