Cuba /Jul 28, 2021

Gibara

Often described as the best-kept secret in Cuba, Gibara is a charming, colonial-era town on the far, north east coast of the island.

Situated in the province of Holguin, Gibara dates back to 1817 (making it significantly younger than the likes of Havana, Trinidad & Cienfuegos) and is sometimes referred to as The White Town (or La Villa Blanca in Spanish).

Located on a picturesque bay, this sleepy fishing town doesn’t boast any specific sites of interest but, instead, is noteworthy for its attractive, largely unspoiled town centre and friendly, laid back vibe.

While it is possible to visit for just a few hours (the resort hotels of Guardalavaca are within easy reach), Gibara is also the sort of place where one could spend a few days enjoying the sea breezes and chilling with a good book and a mojito.

For anyone looking to spend more than a day in Gibara, but looking for ‘options’, there are small, nearby beaches at both Playacita Ballado and Playa La Concha as well as beautiful surrounding countryside, including the Cavernas de Panadernos caves.

Until around a decade ago, the lack of accommodation in Gibara made spending any time in town somewhat problematic.

Since then however, there has been a concerted effort to promote the town as a tourist destination (but don’t worry, it never gets busy), leading to the opening of a spattering of hotels, including the Ordono (pictured below), Arsenita & Plaza Colon, and even more casa particulares.

All Beyond The Ordinary Cuba holidays are entirely tailor made so, whether you wish to visit Gibara on a day trip from Guardalavaca, or hang around for a bit longer, we can take care of the arrangements.

To discuss your travel requirements, simply give us a call on 01580 764796 or, if you prefer, ping us an email with your outline plans to travel@beyondtheordinary.co.uk

 

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