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Okay, I know this sounds crazy, but I was wondering if Guantánamo was open to tourists. I have read it is not possible in some forums, but again, those are forums. Wikitravel says that "Non-US, non-military personnel have been to the base."

So is there a definitive answer?

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    I met someone the other day who had been to the Guantanamo prison camp a number of times, but she was a card-carrying journalist (non-US and non-military). – Spehro Pefhany Mar 5 '14 at 23:30
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    It's easy to get there... just threaten to bomb your local U.S. Embassy. – Flimzy Mar 6 '14 at 19:58
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While I initially laughed at the idea, apparently there might be:

Hotel Islazul, Guantánamo city may be able to arrange tours to the American military for around $40 though this service is not always available.

It does seem to be a long shot though. It's a US Military base, which generally means off limits unless you're enlisted, family, or have an invitation.

Certainly there is evidence of media tours, if you're a journalist or in a related field you may have a better chance. But it sounds like Hotel Islazul might be your best shot - perhaps contact them when you arrive. According to CubaWeb, their contact details would be:

Hotel Islazul Guantánamo

** Address: Ahogados y 13 Norte, Guantánamo.

Phones. (5321) 38 1015 / 38 2535 / 38 4555

Email. recephotel@hotelgtmo.co.cu

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    Applying my marketingspeak translator, and tour to a base is not necessarily the same as going on a base. – DJClayworth Mar 6 '14 at 0:15
  • @DJClayworth indeed, but if anyone can do it, that's going to be the most likely, I think. Aside from getting a one-way pass in, of course. – Mark Mayo Mar 6 '14 at 0:16
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    I agree with you Mark. I just wanted to warn the questioner. – DJClayworth Mar 6 '14 at 0:17
  • @MarkMayo Can you find contact info for the hotel? I can't seem to track anything down. I'd like to e-mail so I can ask in advance first. – MarkE Mar 6 '14 at 3:40
  • From my understanding from friends who went there - places in Cuba often don't have email :/ I'll have a hunt tho – Mark Mayo Mar 6 '14 at 3:54

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