The area of these ruins has been proclaimed by the UNESCO Cultural landscape of the humanity in the category of fossil landscape. In the national system of Protected Areas of Cuba area that occupy these ruins boasts the category of protected Natural landscape. Next the Mogote peak ecological reserve is located. In both areas can be hiking, observation of landscapes, flora, birds and visits to the ruins of French coffee plantations. Take at least two days to visit the places mentioned above and rest a whole day in the hotel.
There are many quality hotels in Cuba but very few at a height so high. This will enjoy it in very few places. The return to Santiago de Cuba is the same road used to arrive at the hotel, at least until the Las Guasimas village. From this point, it is just 20 km. ring road that surrounds the city. Let us provide you with general information about Santiago de Cuba. It is located in the eastern part of the Bay of the same name, is one of the most important and beautiful of Cuba. In our country there are numerous bays, but being is surrounded by the highest mountains of the country gives a unique charm.
It is one of the oldest cities of the country. It was founded by Don Diego Velazquez in 1514. Eight years later he won the title and arms of the city. It resided the General captains up to mid-16th century. Like Havana, it was very soon assaulted by Corsairs, French and English. It also suffered the emigration of many Spaniards to produce the conquests of the Empires of America. Unlike Havana, damaged natural due to the effects of several earthquakes, including the destruction of the first cathedral. In the case of the city of Havana in 1762, the English pirates were seven months, but not burned it; in Santiago de Cuba, in 1662, a hundred years earlier, the English assaulted, burned and burned, staying a month on it. The two capitals of Cuba, the first and the current one, have had common destinations on some facts. Something that has only Santiago de Cuba is a garden specializing in Pteridophyta (ferns) and related plants. No other province in the country has something similar. Therefore, after you settle into the city, visit this lovely place. The next number you will receive information about it.