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“Interesting museum”
Review of Museo Giron

Museo Giron
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed May 6, 2014

Quite an interesting museum, lots of into on the Bay of Pigs invasion and all that. You can probably get round this in about 30 minutes. Some of the things on display are shocking (someone's cap with a bullet hole)

Thank GrahamBelfast
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

We enjoyed the museum. Most interesting part was the description of the area before the revolution. The extreme poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy. Malaria. Things have changed.

Some great swimming at the beach and, if you go to the beach just south of the main hotel (Playa Coco), you get great swimming and some nice reefs.

If you go to Punta Perdiz you can put on a mask and snorkel and swim out about 200m. Below you will see a sunken US boat. Punta Perdiz has some great swimming and snorkelling (and I bet the diving is amazing because you can explore a lot more than just one boat). But the food is not great.

Don't miss the movie!

Fidel had the greatest publicists and they attracted some of the greatest filmmakers of the day. They made the documentary about Bay of Pigs. I think it's an extra cuc but worth the small fee.

Across the street you can get a good pizza.

Thank DBoothToronto
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

We visited the museum and the beach on a day excursion by taxi from Cienfuegos. The owner of the casa we were staying arranged the excursion with a taxi driver he knew. It costed us 60CUC for 2 people and it took around 1 hour to go there (although I suspect the driver might have been expensive considering we paid 80CUC return Habana - Varadero which is 2 hours each way).

The museum is compact, full of information and includes some military vehicles used in the battle. Our visit was not long as it is a fairly small museum. On the day we visited, it was busy because the military schools take the students there to educate them on the history.

After the museum, we visited the Giron beach near the museum which is open to the public (I believe there is another one nearby which is in a resort you need to pay a fee to enter). It is a beautiful beach with white sand and many palm trees you can use to protect yourselves from the sun. It offers a good opportunity for snorkelling in shallow water as there are many fish in the seaweed plants. We saw some colourful fish there! Also, the beach was full of corals. I collected some very beautiful shapes which now decorate my room!

I definitely recommend this day trip if you are staying in Cienfuegos!

Thank Elle A
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

I learned far more from the Lonely Planet guide about what happened at the Bay of Pigs, than I did from the museum devoted to the subject. Little explanation, bad or non-existent translation. It's a fascinating military operation. If only the story were better told by the museum, it could have been riveting.

Thank Amanda431
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Near the Museo Giron is the Hotel Playa Giron. This is only a 2 star resort but very Cuban. Very few in the know N Americans mostly S Americans. It is all inclusive and quite inexpensive. The food is typical Cuban but drinks are free. staff are very nice, pool is very nice and the beach is sandy and protected. This is the only place on the beach. Casa Particulars are ALL 1/2 Km from beach. An added bonus is the manager will give you a chit so you can visit Caseta Buena and Playa Paradiso which is good snorkeling. This includes free drinks and lunch which is a $15 value per person. There is a separate seafood restaurant in the resort which is better than the buffet. You must book in advance. This resort ends up as cheap as the Casa's and is beach front.

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