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Guantanamo Travel Guide, Cuba

The city of Guantánamo is a municipality located in the south western region of Cuba. It is also the capital city for the province with the same name. It is one of the very important cities for Cuba in terms of economy and tourism. That’s why it was made the capital of Guantánamo province.

Guantánamo Travel Guide - Geography

The city of Guantánamo is located on the slopes of Sierra Maestra (which is actually a mountain range). The Caribbean Sea and the famous Windward Passage are to its south. It is this location that confers its natural beauty.

Various rivers pass through this city. Some of these rivers are Sabanalamar, San Andres, Guaso, Yateras, and Guantánamo also. The city also boasts of a bay which is called Guantánamo Bay. This acts as a natural harbor.

The city of Guantánamo have been divided into various barrios namely Vinculo, Tigubos, Rastro, Palma de San Juan, Parroquia, Ocujal, Mercado, Macurijes, Las Lajas, Jaibo Abajo, Isleta, Indios, Hospital, Guaso, Gobierno, Glorieta, Filipinas, Cuatro Caminos, Corralillo, Caridad, Camarones, Caimanera, Bayate, Bano, Baitiquiri, and Arroyo Hondo.

Guantánamo Travel Guide - Demographics

As per the census of 2004, the population for Guantánamo was around 244000 inhabitants. The total area of Guantánamo is around 740 square kilometers so population density of this city turns to be bearable. To be precise, the population density of Guantánamo is around 330 inhabitants per square kilometer. The elevation for Guantánamo is around 55 meters.

Guantánamo Travel Guide - US Control on a Naval Base

The harbor is located around 15 kilometers from the heart of the city and is famous by the name Guantánamo Bay. This harbor is under the control of the United States Army and experiences many U.S. related activities. It has a detention center which is used for those prisoners who are captured in different wars.

Hopefully, this Guantánamo Travel Guide was of some use to you as a tourist.

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