A city of southeast Cuba east of Santiago de Cuba. The US naval station at nearby Guantánamo Bay, an inlet of the Caribbean Sea, was established by treaty in 1903 and has served at various times as a detention center.
From Guantanamo to Santiago it rises in high escarpments, a.nd W.
Shore running westward Guantanamo, Santiago and Cienfuegos, are harbours of the first class, several of them among the best of the world.
The mountains beyond Guantanamo are locally known by a variety of names, though topographically a continuation of the Sierra Maestra.
The caves of Cotilla near Havana, of Bellamar near Matanzas, of Monte Libano near Guantanamo, and those of San Juan de los Remedios, are the best known, but there are scores of others.
Thus the Rio San Antonio suddenly disappears near San Antonio de los Banos; the cascades of the Jatibonico del Norte disappear and reappear in a surprising manner; the Moa cascade (near Guantanamo) drops 300 ft.
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