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Surrounded by the Sierra del Purial, Baracoa lies between luxuriant tropical vegetation and the sea, and until the 1960s, was only accessible by boat. This isolation has given it a unique character, where legends and magic are commonplace. The town is situated at the foot of El Yunque, a mountain with a plateau summit. The beaches in the bay make for a dream coastline.

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  • Museo Municipal del Fuerte Matachín Interesting

    Calle José Martí CU - Baracoa

    Located in the old Fort Matachín, this museum provides the ideal opportunity to learn more about Baracoa. Among other topics, it traces the history of the Taïnos Indians, a pre-Columbian people who settled here two centuries before the Spanish. It al..

  • El Yunque Interesting

    CU - Baracoa

    2km out of Baracoa, a track heads off from the main road beyond the sign for Finca Duaba. After 400m, the left fork leads to the foot of El Yunque, the flat-topped mountain which dominates the town. After a pleasant walk through its luxuriant natural..

  • The little triangular square of Parque Central is dominated by this cathedral. Entirely rebuilt in the early 19C, its main point of interest is the Cruz de la Parra. This 15C cross is the only survivor of 29 crosses erected by Christopher Columbus du..

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