Puente de Guamo sobre el río Cauto
Cauto river is the longest river of Cuba, it originates in a place known as La Estrella, in the farm “La Fortuna” placed in la Sierra Maestra at height of 600 meters over sea level. It’s water stream runs from south to north and ends in Gulf of Guacanayabo.This river has a length of 343 kilometers. The rivers Caney,Mefán Caña, Yarabo, Contramaestre, Bayamo and several streams such as Los Guaos y Las Tusas are the tributaries of Cauto river. Cauto’s river basin has 9540 square kilometers and has a population of over one million one hundred thouzand people in the eastern area which includes the provinces of Santiago de Cuba, Las Tunas, Holguín y Granma.
Cauto river was a zone of pirates, slave traffic, goods, etc; it was the main way of smuggling in the sixteenth century America. Cauto’s delta shows one of the most spectacular landscapes of nature, that is why it has been a source of inspiration for many poets and artists. Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, the Father of the Nation wrote, “Ode to Cauto” in 1852.
I invite you to sail this amazing river, ¡it is a unique experience!