Desembarco del Granma National Park



CountryCuba
UNESCO RegionLatin America and the Caribbean
LocationDesembarco del Granma National Park, south-east corner of the the Republic of Cuba
CoordinatesN19 52 59.988 W77 37 59.988
Inscription Date1999
Property (ha)41,863
Type of HeritageNatural
CriteriaTo contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance
CriteriaTo be outstanding examples representing major stages of earth's history; including the record of life; significant on-going geological processes in the development of landforms; or significant geomorphic or physiographic features
Unesco Reference Number889
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/889
DescriptionDesembarco del Granma National Park, with its uplifted marine terraces and associated ongoing development of karst topography and features, represents a globally significant example of geomorphologic and physiographic features and ongoing geological processes. The area, which is situated in and around Cabo Cruz in south-east Cuba, includes spectacular terraces and cliffs, as well as some of the most pristine and impressive coastal cliffs bordering the western Atlantic.
StatusWorld Heritage Site