We’ll visit the historic site of America’s failed Bay of Pigs invasion, along with a small museum dedicated to the conflict.
Sign just outside of Playa Giron on the southern coast of Cuba
Playa Girón is home to crystal-clear waters. But most Americans know it as a landing site for the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion. We’ll relax beachside and visit a small museum containing artifacts and accounts from the historic event.
Coastline of Playa Giron and the location of the Bay of Pigs
Cuba’s victory in this conflict strengthened ties with the Soviet Union, cemented Castro as a national hero, and helped lay the groundwork for the Cuban Missile Crisis one year later.