If you enjoy the outdoors & want to explore beautiful, unspoiled southern Cuba, you will find all you need for a great holiday at Cabanas Campismo la Mula.
A popular place with climbers, many stay here before taking on the south slope of Pico Turquino, Cuba's highest mountain at 1974m (6476 ft).
However, there are plenty of activities for the less adventurous, including hiking & horse riding. Cycling is another fun way to explore the nature trails of the area & bikes can be hired at Campismo la Mula.
Other on-site activities include watersports at Campismo la Mula’s pebble beach, while there is also a children’s playground. Communal facilities include a café & restaurant, which both serve simple Cuban food. Campismo la Mula also has a bar where you can all relax on balmy evenings & reflect on the day’s exploring.
Cabanas Campismo la Mula is a great way of seeing stunning hidden Cuba on a small budget & is a great choice for hikers, nature enthusiasts & amateur photographers.
Campismo la Mula has 12 Cabins with ensuite bathroom, and 20 which share communal facilities. With us you should expect the former, not the latter. Each cabin sleeps two to four people. It is strongly recommended to confirm bookings in advance because this Cuba campsite is in a remote place, & there is no alternative accommodation nearby.
La Mula is at the mouth of Rio La Mula (AKA Rio Turquino), on Cuba's South coast 124km west of Santiago de Cuba. Rising abruptly up to 1974m (6476 ft) from La Mula is the majestic Sierra Maestra mountain range. To add to the drama, to the south of La Mula is the Cayman trough. The sea floor drops abruptly downward to 7686m (25,217 ft) to Cayman Trough. At the bottom of which are the world's deepest & hottest volcanic vents & "black smokers".
But just 15m down & 30 metres from La Mula shore, snorkelers will be delighted to discover the well preserved shipwreck of a Spanish Navy Giuseppe Garibaldi-class armored cruiser, the Cristobal Colon (1897).
The Rio La Plata river gives its name to both the historically important small settlement, La Plata, at its mouth, & the Comandancia La Plata, at it source.
La Plata was the site of Fidel Castro's Cuban Revolution's first victorious skirmish against Batista's government troops on 17th January 1957. The Museo de la Plata is open Tue to Sat for $1 CUC.
The Comandancia General La Plata was Fidel Castro's rebel army's principal command post from 1958. The preserved wooden cabins are nowadays best reached by a ridgetop trail from Alto de Naranjo, high above Hotel Villa Santa Domingo. The later is only reachable by car from the North, the Granma Province side.
Las Cuevas, & its visitor centre, lies between La Mula & La Plata, & is the starting point of the awesomely steep & beautiful trail to Cuba's highest mountain peaks, Pico Cuba (1872m) & Pico Turquino (1972).
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