Manzanillo de Cuba may not be Cuba's most popular destination for Canadian tourists, but it is a must-see! Several interesting attractions are worth the detour.
Manzanillo de Cuba is located in the beautiful Sierra Maestra mountain range. This little-known destination is quite charming and is ideal for those seeking tranquility and a change of scenery.
Black sand beach
Although there are not that many resorts in Manzanillo de Cuba, we recommend a visit to Marea del Portillo, a charming hotel that has an access to the magnificent black sand beach. You will fall in love with the surprising view.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999, this park offers nature lovers a perfect mix of fauna and abundant vegetation, with over 200 species of plants. In addition to its many cliffs and its breathtaking view of the sea, the Desembarco del Granma National Park also has an array of caves, including Hoyo de Marlotte, with its 77 meters depth and 52 meters width.
Dating back to 1513, the capital of Granma province is infamous for its history, both for the slave trade and for the attacks that were carried out by pirates and the English. Today, a visit allows you to discover the history of this city located in the heart of the mountains. The pretty city center, very little coveted by tourists, allows visitors to blend with the real Cuban life. A must!
There are two types of currency available in Cuba: the Cuban Peso (currency used by Cubans) and the Convertible Cuban Peso (currency used by tourists). Canadian travelers are advised to bring Canadian dollars which can be exchanged on site for local currency.
Voltage is 220V in most hotels. If your devices only work on 110V, be sure to bring a converter.
Electrical outlets are generally able to accommodate flat plugs (such as those used in North America) and round pin plugs (such as those used in Europe). On the other hand, remember that some older hotels can only take round pin plugs. Please remember to bring a power adapter and a converter.
It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.
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