Hotel Islazul Sierra Maestra, previously known as Hotel Carrusel Sierra Maestra is located in the very heart of Bayamo, one of the earliest villages founded in Cuba and declared a National Monument. For its proximity to museums, this hotel is ideal for historical and cultural tourism fans. Besides, the hotel has a very advantageous position in the eastern part of the island because the Sierra Maestra National Park, the La Plata Headquarters, Dos Rios and Turquino Peak are within the reach of guests and visitors. Therefore, it is a special hotel for those who love to travel in search of culture and history alongside the streets of Bayamo in a surprising natural environment
It is the capital of Granma Province. This area was important in the Cuban struggle for freedom and has a wealth of historic places of interest, including the site where Jose Marti was shot, and one of Cuba's greatest national parks, Gran Parque Nacional Sierra Maestra, to the south of Bayamo township. Bayamo has a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere and makes concessions to tourism. The town is centred around Parque Cespedes which is a delightful, shady park containing long marble benches and statues of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes (called nothing less than the Father of the Nation) and Perucho Figueredo. On the north side of the park is the Ayuntamiento, it was in front of this in 1868 that Cespedes proclaimed independence for Cuba. On weekend evenings, the square hosts something resembling a large party, with hundred of Bayamese dressed to the nines, socializing and eating rosquitas, the local sweet made of yuca.