Cañadon a very small place in the east of Cuba. Located between the resort of Guardalavaca and the provincial town of Banes. Cañadonis so small thats you would just pass it by.
But don't do that. At first sight nothing seems to be seen here. As if nothing has ever happened here. However, in a gray past in the time of the Spanish domination in 1869, fierce battles were fought here and won against Spanish domination under General Máximo Gómez.
To commemorate this battle, a memorial stone is placed on top of the mountain in Cañadon. You first have to climb a large number of steps for this, but the view alone makes this climb worthwhile.
To climb these stairs you have to walk a little through someone's garden. First ask politely just permission that you will always be given.
If you do not want to go upstairs alone, inquire about Aurelio, the local school principal. You like to take this around and on the way up you also receive an explanation worthy of a school principal. He really know's everything about this village.
Afterwards, don't forget to have a romantic dinner on the beach in nearby Boca de Sama at Restaurant Bahia del Sol.
Starting from the Aptofive Hostel in Nuevo Vedado neighborhood, we invite you to take a car trip through out the Malecón. During our trip along the boardwalk we'll feel the throbbing of Havana's life. We' ll revive a time of corsairs and pirates, walls and closing of doors: in short, we will live a unique and unforgettable experience.
Travelling along the north coast of Cuba from Havana to Varadero we will know El Malecón and two of The Cuban engineering wonders: the tunnel of Havana bay and the Bacunayagua Bridge, we will dive in the cold and crystalline waters of Saturn cave and as a final climax we will enjoy and swim into the warm waters of Varadero beach.