Heart-stopping fascination and staggering views will find you among the hills of Sierra Maestra.
As you head east on the coast of Cuba, the scene changes dramatically and abruptly. The mineral-laden, emerald-blanketed mountains of Sierra Maestra rise in a sudden surprise near the ocean as one of the country’s most impressive natural reserves. However, breathtaking flora and rich wildlife aren’t the only living treasures nestled in the woodlands of Sierra Maestra. For years, the mountains echoed with battle sounds and gunshots as rebels fought for Cuba’s independence. Today, the memory of revolution still pulsates soulfully in the region.
Shrouded in mists and clouds on some days and domed by crystal clear skies on others, Sierre Maestra is a delight to experience whether you are just passing by or hiking the trails. Apart from its national parks, an array of distinctly authentic small towns and villages sprawl amidst the hills. These are home to congenial communities called “Campesinos” who are famous for their simplistic way of life and hardworking nature. Journeying across the mountain range offers a soul-soothing cinematic backdrop no matter where you are headed. And, as you breathe in the fresh air of Cuba’s highest altitudes, the recollection of war years will keep you company.
Sierre Maestra Gallery
Tours visiting Sierre Maestra