Things to do in Baracoa

Baracoa cyph3r/Flickr

Baracoa ©cyph3r/Flickr

Cuba is an excellent tourist destination, dragging innumerable visitors every year due to its premier landmarks and attractions. This astonishing country is famous for its beautiful historic colonial cities, too. In some of the previous guides I have already presented you several aspects relating to the most popular and most famous cities of Cuba. Below I will present you the best things to do in Baracoa.

Baracoa is a significant town of this Caribbean country. The historical town is famous for being the country’s oldest Spanish settlement. Situated in the eastern tip of Cuba, it is a popular place among tourists. If you are interested in a journey to Baracoa, willing to find out which are the best activities that can be practiced here, I recommend you to read this guide before traveling.

Visit the local cigar factory

There is a fantastic cigar factory in Baracoa which is open for visitors. Some say that this one is a bigger experience then the cigar factory in Pinar del Rio. This factory is smaller then the one in Pinar del Rio, but visitors can have a good time here. Although, the factory doesn’t drag many visitors, it is a great attraction of Baracoa. If you are lucky, you can even dance salsa with the workers.

Baracoa cyph3r/Flickr

Baracoa ©cyph3r/Flickr

Make a walk along Baracoa’s Malecon

Yes, there is a Malecon in Baracoa. It is actually a miniature example of Havana’s seaside promenade which runs at the eastern edge of the town. The promenade ends at the park dedicated to Christopher Columbus. There is a statue of him carved out of a giant tree stump stares in order to commemorate his arrival to this part of Cuba in 1492.

Baracoa coastline Richard Weil/Flickr

Baracoa coastline ©Richard Weil/Flickr

Follow the road from Baracoa to Guantanamo

The road which takes you from Baracoa to Guantanamo is a picturesque one. The first sector of the road is far more beautiful than the second part of it. If you are interested in this trip, opt for the Via Azul which leaves Baracoa at 14:00 and goes through the Farola, then descends into a beautiful semi arid area.

Travelers have the occasion to admire the villages and small towns along the journey, not to mention the magnificent scenery and the astonishing rugged coastline.

Playa Blanca, Baracoa jerrroen/Flickr

Playa Blanca, Baracoa ©jerrroen/Flickr

Visit the Cuchillas de Toa

You have to make a trip to the astonishing UNESCO Biosphere Reserve named the Cuchillas de Toa if you would like to make a fantastic travel experience. The “Ridges of river Toa” reserve is an excellent destination for nature-lovers. It is considered to be one of the last untouched rainforests of the entire world. It is home to large numbers of endangered animal and plant species.

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