Thursday, April 3, 2014

Banes becomes tourist destination for cruise ships

Banes has become a place of interest for cruises. Every Wednesday one of these huge ships arrives at Antilla Bay. According to guidebooks, Banes is a destination for its archaeological values. It has been of great interest to visitors to explore the historic city center and the Catholic church of this city. However this tourist option leads to other new interests, as it happen with tourists from the Caribbean such as Jamaicans who want to meet ancestors living in the neighborhood of Mariana Grajales and have been guided there to establish contact with friends and families there. "This model of tourism brings people from Denmark, Norway, Canada and Italy. They come with some specific cultural and humanitarian interests, for example, knowing of the Jamaican community residing over Banes”, said Luis Quinones, a guide at the Bani Indocubano Museum of Banes. According to Quiñones with the arrival of cruises, the city of Banes, better known as the Archaeological Capital of Cuba, will also become a place of great tourist interest. “Now we have to improve our work and make the city more attractive to visitors”.

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