Older than Havana and Santiago, Bayamo is known as the city that started the independence movement. It is well known for being a 'ciudad de los coches', with the coches being horsecarts, which add to the quaint feel of this provincial capital. The laidback way of life also serves as an attraction for those out who want to explore the old parts of the country with only a minimal number of fellow tourists. Those interested in visiting this lower eastern area of Cuba can fly through Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Airport, a regional port of entry serving the surrounding communities.
Located on 20.396331 (latitude) and -76.621493 (longitude), this airport makes it easy to reach Bayamo, which lies only five kilometres away. It was also established at an elevation of 203 ft above mean sea level, with a runway 6,886 ft long. This allows for medium-sized planes to land on Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Airport and transport passengers to and from the province.
Upon reaching the area, tourists can explore various landmarks such as Parque Cespedes, a leafy square at the city centre. It is the best outdoor music venue around the community, making it popular for those interested to hear the popular music in Bayamo. Also known as the Plaza de la Revolucion, the park also has a historic significance, being the place where Cespedes proclaimed Cuban independence in 1868 in front of the columned Ayuntamiento.
Those who admire the legacy of Cespedes can turn to the hero's birthplace, which was turned into a museum. In here are memorabilia of the Cespedes' life and times such as the collection of period furniture and other relics. After going around, tourists can venture to other destinations in the city.
The terminal houses the planes of Aero Caribbean, which take passengers to and from Jose Marti International Airport, the country's main port of entry in Havana.
Services and Facilities
To get details, tourists can inquire with the nearest Cuban embassy or a major international airport in the country.