We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 216 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Breathing is the aspiration and the source of perspiration in viewing the views from the summit

You certainly don't have to have marathon aspiration or experience, just the drive to keep plodding upwards, the 459 stone steps to the summit. I can't remember how long it took... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
shasha b
,
Sydney, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

216 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 99: English reviews
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
2,158 reviews
1,301 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You certainly don't have to have marathon aspiration or experience, just the drive to keep plodding upwards, the 459 stone steps to the summit. I can't remember how long it took because i was solely concentrating on my breathing while appraising the mesmerising views. The apex is topped by a huge rock, very huge and on this clear day our... More 

Helpful?
Thank shasha b
Barcelona, Spain
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Unfortunately it was a foggy day when we went there, but the views must be amazing from up there! The road to reach La Gran Piedra is steep, but OK. We went there with our rental car which was tiny and not too powerful and managed to get there alright. When we visited, there was almost noone else there, which... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ZinaFrancina
paris
Level Contributor
39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

On our last day in Santiago, we took a private taxi to La Gran Piedra (the Big Rock), a beautiful drive up to the restaurant at the foot of Gran Piedra. From there, a small contribution (CUC 4 but includes a drink!) is paid to allow you to take the stair case behind the restaurant to the top. On the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank maq44
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Gran Piedra is for sure one of the best places we visited in Cuba. It is a mandatory visit for everyone wanting to fully enjoy Cuba's natural wonders. Outstanding 360 panoramic view perfect for pictures, amazing cool temperature and good excercise! Go up the steps and enjoy the landscape while it rains beneath your feet...! Amazing!

Helpful?
1 Thank Jean G
Sherbrooke, Canada
Level Contributor
75 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Nice climb up to the Gran Piedra (stairs and walkways make it relatively easy). Nice surroundings. Once on top, nice view around. Nice exercice too going up and down.

Helpful?
Thank JulienQc
Serbia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Amazing view from the top and a nice walk through rainforest. Don't expect too much, enjoy in what it is

Helpful?
1 Thank linkinlenica
Harrow, Canada
Level Contributor
45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

A nice scenic hike with its own microclimate very different from the town. You need to be fit as it takes 459 steps to climb and reach the top. Unfortunately it was very foggy the day we went. But the climb and vegetation made it worth the trip.

Helpful?
1 Thank Srm-nan
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Great for hiker - Great for the view - you can buy souvenirs on the way - When you are close to the top there a lots of steps to climb but it is worth it

Helpful?
Thank AdriYYZ
Billingshurst, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
166 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Nice trip, especially if you also stop at the botanical gardens. Wooden souvenirs not as pricey as you might expect in this remote location. It's as close as our tour took us to Guantanamo Bay so worth it just for that.

Helpful?
1 Thank scissorsister
Gainesville, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

It was cloudy when we went, however, it was still amazing being in the cloud and feeling the mist, climbing the stairs and reading at each landing where we were and what we might see. One person stayed below and had a great drawing when we got back. There were sheep on the backside grazing, The climb is steep and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Joni E

Travelers who viewed La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock) also viewed

Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba Province
Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba Province
 
Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba Province
Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba Province
 

Been to La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock) and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?