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Baracoa

Baracoa1 Baracoa Baracoa is a municipality and city in Guantánamo Province near the eastern tip of Cuba. It was founded by the first governor of Cuba, the Spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar in 1511. Baracoa lies on the Bay of Honey (Bahía de Miel) and is surrounded by a wide mountain range (including the Sierra del Purial), which causes it to be quite isolated, apart from a single mountain road built in the 1960s. It is the oldest Spanish settlement in Cuba and was its first capital (the basis for its nickname Ciudad Primada, “First City”). The city is known as the Cuban capital of wood, coconut and cacao all of wish grow there .It has come to be identified by an interesting geographical accident: the Yunke of Baracoa, a mountain whose large flat top has an anvil shape.

Places to go:

  • The system of Fortresses
  • Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Cathedral
  • Miel River: The legend says that all those who drink water from this river end up settling in Baracoa.As on the rivers Duaba, Yumuri and Toa; one can enjoy sailing on a cayuca a typical local boat.
  • Maguana Beach
  • El Yunque Scenery
  • Boca de Miel Beach
  • Independencia Park
  • La Punta Beach
  • Nava Beach
  • Boca de Yumurí (Nature)
  • Alejandro de Humbold National Park: Considered the heart of Cuban bio-diversity, it is located in the thick Nipe .Sagua.Baracoa.Moa mountain range and covers almost 70 percent of the conservation areas of the Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve.
  • Duaba Beach
  • Toa River
  • Saltadero Waterfall


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