Cuba - Santiago de Cuba Province (PDF Chapter)
This is the Santiago de Cuba Province chapter from Lonely Planet’s Cuba guide-book.
Lovely Santiago. Far from the capital in Cuba’s mountainous ‘Oriente’ region, this perennial hotbed of rebellion and sedition is Cuba’s most ‘Caribbean’ enclave. Cultural influences here have often come from the east, imported via Haiti, Jamaica, Barbados and Africa.
- pay your respects to the nation’s heroes at the gorgeous Santiago de Cuba cemetery of Cementerio Santa Ifigenia
- take in the audacity (or folly) of Castro’s 1953 insurrection at the Santiago de Cuba land-mark of Cuartel Moncada
- make an eco-escape to the luscious mountain getaway of El Saltón
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Santiago de Cuba, Siboney, La Gran Piedra, Parque Baconao, El Cobre, El Saltón, Chivirico & Around, Pico Turquino Area.