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Baracoa

Country
Cuba
State
Guantanamo
City
Baracoa
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Gustavo Rizo Airport (IATA: BCA, ICAO: MUBA) is a regional airport that serves this town.This is a small airport that usually operates with national flights.Located west of the bay near the Hotel Porto Santo and about 4 km NNW of Baracoa.Although flights are infrequent, Cubana de Aviacion flies here occasionally from Santiago de Cuba and Havana, and the fare is very reasonable.

By Bus

Baracoa is 150 km east of Guantanamo City.A daily Viazul bus runs to Santiago de Cuba.

By Car

Push bikes are available for rent expect to pay approx $5 USD/day Alternatively,you can hire a car (with driver) for approx $20 USD.

Key places to visit
El Yunque Mountain, Alejandro de Humboldt National Park, Maguana Beach, Yateras Stone Zoo


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Places to Visit

El Yunque Mountain

Is a 575 m (1,886 ft) high mountain located 7 km west of Baracoa and the Baracoa Bay in Cuba's Guantanamo Province.It has a table mountain shape that resembles an anvil ("yunque" in Spanish).El Yunque was mentioned by Christopher Columbus in his chronicles about the discovery of the Americas.The Yunque is situated between the banks of the rivers Duaba and Toa, it is 1,125 m (3,691 ft) long and has a total area of 461,000 m2 (4,960,000 sq ft).El Yunque was declared a National Monument by the Cuban National Commission of Monuments on 25 December 1979.

Alejandro de Humboldt National Park

Is a national park in the Cuban provinces of Holguin and Guantanamo.It is named after the German scientist Alexander von Humboldt who visited the island in 1800 and 1801.The park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001 for of its size, altitude range, complex lithology, landform diversity, and wealth of endemic flora and fauna.The Alexander von Humboldt National Park has historically been an area of land little used by man, with only one archaeological site from the pre-Columbian period being known; this is located in the coastal zone of Aguas Verdes. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries some peripheral places were used as refuges or camps by maroons.

Maguana Beach

Is located in the tourist region of Baracoa, a distance of 154 km of provincial head Guantanamo and 20 km from the city of Baracoa, bounded on the north by the Atlantic Ocean, the south by road Baracoa - Moa, in the west that Maguana Bay and the river of the same name and east part of a marine terrace dotted with coconut palms.Protected by a coral reef, this white-sand beach is a few miles from Baracoa.

Yateras Stone Zoo

Is located at the alto de Boqueron in Felicidad de Yateras, Yateras municipality about 15 km outside Guantanamo City.This unusual zoo offers you the great opportunity of seeing with your own eyes the wonder created by the modest farmer and sculptor Angel Inigo Blanco.Among the works that conform it are found, a lion and elephant about 3 m tall, first sculptures that originated the Stone Zoo “Zoologico de Piedra”, the combat of the aborigines against a wild boar, lions devouring a buffalo, several aborigines at their community, farmers that do their daily works among many others.

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