Balcon de Iberia Trail, Baracoa. Cuba
- Destination: Baracoa
- Open: Daily
- Address From: Baracoa, Cuba
Description Nature Trails: Balcon de Iberia Trail, Baracoa. Cuba
TRAIL Balcony of Iberia It is a 5 kilometer trekking path, starting at Santa María River. The walk is through a plane zone surrounded by fruit trees (oranges, tangerines, mangoes) and abundant coconut trees, wood trees and medicinal plants. The trail is in areas of Alejandro de Humboldt National Park and in its second part, 740 meter high Monte de Iberia is climbed. During this second part of the trail rainforest sub mountain vegetation prevails, with wood trees and abundances of brackens. We can watch a 25 meter waterfall where Santa María River begins. The visitors can take a bath in its clear waters.
Schedule: As requested
Approximate duration: 5 hours.
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Balcon de Iberia 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.