Steeped in history, Bayamo is the capital of Cuba’s Granma Province, situated in the island’s east. Here you’ll find elegant, colonial architecture and fewer tourists than in the country’s larger cities.
Around half of the population in Bayamo use horses as their main form of transportation, so it is common to see mounted riders and horse-drawn carriages travelling down the wide streets, which are flanked by beautifully preserved 18th and 19th-century buildings.
With a fascinating past dating back to the 1500s, a visit to Bayamo has plenty in store for those who wish to brush up on their history whilst here. From its time as an early colonial settlement, to its central role in the Spanish slave trade, right up to its status as the ‘Cradle of the Cuban Revolution’ (being one of the first strongholds for early rebels), you’ll find yourself at the centre of Cuba’s enthralling and complex history here.
The city is also a great gateway to Sierra Maestra National Park, which encompasses the island’s most rugged mountain range and its highest peak; Turquino Pico.
Much of the accommodation we offer in Bayamo is in casas particulares.