Sierra Maestra Ideal Spot for Hikers
Text & photos: Roberto F. Campo
The Sierra Maestra mountain range is the perfect place for adventurous travelers. The region is full of lush greenery and traditions that allow visitors to let their imaginations run free or to simply enjoy everyday life here.
A tour of this mountainous region entails plenty of physical effort. The recompense is the discovery of new knowledge and scenes of unmatched beauty on colourful and unforgettable excursions. Running across the southeastern region of the island, Sierra Maestra is mainly located across Granma and Santiago de Cuba provinces. The Pico Turquino is the highest point at 1 974m above sea level.
Arborescent ferns abound in the territory. This green bastion-shaped mountain range is the country’s largest, and runs along Cuba’s southeastern coast from Cruz Cape to the Guantánamo Bay.
The region is some 250km long by 35km wide. Peak heights range from 300m to 1 500m above sea level, with Pico Cuba (1 872m) and Pico Suecia (1 734m) among the highest.
But apart from facts and figures, the Sierra Maestra is one of Cuba’s most beautiful natural settings.
Natural parks such as Pico Turquino, Desembarco del Granma, Santo Domingo-la Sierrita and Marea del Portillo make the Sierra Maestra a popular ecotourism destination in Cuba.
So grab a camera and enjoy every spot, from river to mountain. Take an excursion, revel in this landscape; it will undoubtedly captivate your imagination and leave a mark on your memory.