Sierra Maestra Mountains Highlights
The Sierra Maestra is Cuba's largest mountain range. Located in the south east of Cuba a few hour's drive from Santiago De Cuba, it once served as a refuge for the Cuban revolutionaries. Today, these striking, colossal sierras house a spectacular range of colourful birds, many of which can only be seen in Cuba. The panoramic views from the top of these majestic mountains command reverence; the beautiful and tranquil surroundings must be admired.
The more adventurous and energetic will test their endurance with a trek to Pico Turquino, the revered highest peak in Cuba. This test of endurance, starts at approximately 5am lasting a minimum of 12 hours for experienced trekkers, but with the chance for an overnight stay, in a hut high up in the mountains on the ascent. Those taking the challenge will be rewarded; the brave mountaineers will witness spectacular views of the stunning, serene surroundings and spend the time almost alone in the mountains with their guide and very few other trekkers.
Alternatively, La Plata offers an adventurous and rewarding visit. Venture into the mountains, and attempt to detect Fidel Castro's headquarters, the place where he launched the revolution; its masked by seemingly impenetrable forests. Viva La Revolution!
Or simply stroll along the riverbank and through the tropical forests, take cooling dips in river pools and marvel at the peace of the area. Relax with your favourite novel, take beautiful photographs, and let the stress of modern day life leave you for a while.
So, penetrate the revolutionaries' hide out, test your endurance or simply embrace the tranquillity and note the incredible wildlife ... what's not to love in the Sierra Maestra?
Accommodation in Sierra Maestra Mountains
The Casa Particular Experience
Highly recommended and extremely popular, Casas Particulares (often referred to as ‘Casas’) are fully-licensed private bed and breakfast accommodation, with many offering a more boutique hotel-style stay.
Our Most Popular Sierra Maestra Mountains Experiences
We can organise before you travel to Cuba, a wide range of fantastic experiences that can be completely tailored for you.Take advantage of our friendly and knowledgeable pre-booking service and save time making arrangements during your holiday.
We can also pre-book Cuba's amazing private hidden away restaurants (paladars), which are highly recommended, extremely popular and get booked up well in advance. Talk to our team about adding experiences and restaurants to your booking.
La Comandancia La Plata and Bayamo
Travel deep into the Sierra Maestra Mountains to the former HQ of Fidel Castro’s revolutionary heroes. See the hidden buildings including Fidel’s actual house and the radio station from where they launched the Revolution. Visit the tiny mountain community of La Platica.