South of Niquero on the coastal road, the province’s southwestern tip is commandeered by the Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granma, which starts at Campismo Las Coloradas (open to Cubans only), and stretches some 20km south to the tiny fishing village of Cabo Cruz. The forested interior of the park is littered with trails, but its main claim to fame is that it was here, on the park’s western coastline just south of Playa Las Coloradas, that the Granma yacht deposited Fidel Castro on December 2, 1956.

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