For people in Calimete, it is an honor to have a site that has the traces of José Martí. Caimito del Hanábana is located almost 10 kilometers from the main village, where the Master lived at the age of nine.
The boy arrived at this site accompanied by his father, Don Mariano, who had been designated as a Captain to eliminate illegal slave trade in this area. Pepe’s mission was to help him with the official records, for his excellent calligraphy.
In this place, endowed with natural charms, favored by the proximity of the Hanábana River, Martí remained around eight months. On the experiences in the countryside he told his mother Leonor in a letter dated October 23rd, 1862.
Each year, this day represents a reason for the approach of people in Calimete to the monument erected here to decorate students, workers, combatants, federated and CDR members, among other deservers, and in this way pay tribute to our National Hero.