El Yunque Trail, Baracoa. Cuba
- Destination: Baracoa
- Open: Daily
- Address From: Baracoa, Cuba
Description Nature Trails: El Yunque Trail, Baracoa. Cuba
TRAIL El Yunque (The Anvil) A tour of 8 km, starting on El Yunque Camping Resort. A march on foot with a medium degree of difficulty to meseta of El Yunque, symbol of Baracoa. Duaba River runs at the base of the meseta and the fresh climate accompanies the visitor during the walk on the trail. You can enjoy a hillock landscape, where palm trees such as Royal Palm and Yuruguana prevail and jaguecillos, mahogany trees; and plants like irises and ferns out stand. From the fauna, we can see birds like the woodpeckers, tocororos, zunzunes and other animals like the hutias and reptiles. There are also butterflies of a singular beauty. At 573 metres high, a natural vantage point allows to see the landscape of mountains and rivers and, at the back, the Bay of Porto Santo, through which Christopher Columbus entered for the first time. A bath at Duaba River, with a country lunch and snack are included.
Frequency: 2 daily tours
Schedule: As requested
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El Yunque Trail is located in Baracoa
Baracoa, located in the easternmost part of Cuba, has become one of the top tourist attractions in Guantanamo Province. Baracoa's verdant mountains and the many rivers and streams which come rushing down to the sea here form an enticing natural setting to which historic and cultural elements contribute their own attractions.
Coconut and cacao plantations are plentiful near Baracoa, but it has some unique attractions, too. For example, there's the Parra Cross, which Christopher Columbus brought to shore here in 1492-one of the 29 he left in Spanish America.
Alejandro de Humboldt National Park (in the Cuchillas del Toa Preserve of the Biosphere); Alemanes Pass, the Yumuri River Valley, Boma and Mata Bays and the view from the natural terraces in La Maquina Municipality offer you scenery that will make your vacation truly memorable.