Santiago de Cuba is our second Cuba stop of the cruise. Unlike the hustle and bustle of Havana, Santiago de Cuba is a sleepy colonial town. Unfortunately for us, we arrived on January 2nd, when most of the town was still closed from celebrating too much of the new year.
My sister got us tickets for a tour of the town, and our first stop was San Pedro De La Roca castle, a fort that overlooked the city and the harbor. It was a self guided attraction, and took no more than a hour to see everything.
Following the fort, our next stop was the site of the Spanish-American war, where Cuba, Spain and the US fought, under the command of Teddy Roosevelt.
We stopped for lunch, before continuing the walking portion of our tour, before heading back to the ship.