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  • Baracoa municipality Guantanamo Cuba

    Baracoa municipality, Guantanamo. Cuba. Cuba

    • Baracoa municipality Guantanamo Cuba
  • Description: Baracoa municipality Guantanamo Cuba

    Baracoa is a municipality and city in Guantánamo Province near the eastern tip of Cuba. It was visited by Admiral Christopher Columbus on November 27, 1492, and then founded by the first governor of Cuba, the Spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar on August 15, 1511. It is the oldest Spanish settlement in Cuba and was its first capital (the basis for its nickname Ciudad Primada, "First City").The 575-metre-high (1,886 ft) table mountain el Yunque (the anvil) is 10 km to the west of Baracoa. It is a remnant of a plateau and because of its isolation it houses several unique species of ferns and palms. The only official and easiest approach to climb it starts at campismo El Yunque (simple lodgings for Cubans only),

  • Guantanamo
  • Baracoa it is located in the province of Guantanamo.

    Guantánamo is the eastern most province of Cuba. Its capital is also called Guantánamo. Other towns include Baracoa. The province has the only land border of the important U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay. Guantánamo's architecture and culture is unlike the rest of Cuba. The province is only 80 kilometres (50 mi) away from Haiti at its closest point, across the Windward Passage (close enough to see lights on Haiti on a clear night). Guantánamo also has a high number of immigrants from Jamaica. Many buildings are comparable to those of the French Quarter of New Orleans in the U.S. stateof Louisiana.

    The Nipe-Sagua-Baracoa mountains dominate the province, dividing both climate and landscape. The northern coast, battered by prevailing winds, is the wettest part of the country, while the south, sheltered and dry, is the hottest. The north is characterized by rainforests, while the south is arid and has many cacti. The province of Guantánamo is the Eastern one in Cuba. It is characterized by having a mountain surface which provoked the isolation of the rest of the island for more than four centuries.

    Known by the establishment of the US Naval Base in the village of Caimanera in 1902, this beautiful land counts with great impressive places where you can enjoy an unforgettable holidays. The location of the place has promoted the characterization of the province by its beautiful virgin beaches such as Playa Duaba Beach, Playa Nibujon Beach or Playa Maguana Beach; well-preserved natural reservations such as the Alejandro de Humboldt, Boca de Yumurí or the Yunque National Parks, and the cities founded by the Spanish such is the colonial city of Baracoa and Guantánamo.

    The colonial city of Baracoa is the most visited one, standing out its fortresses which surround it as the Matachín Fort, the Punta Fort or the Seboruco Castle. Currently, the communication infrastructures are good in this province, since it counts with two airports and an important road with the Farola Viaduct, a true engineering work.

    Visit one of the most famous unknown areas of Cuba and discover its absorbing history and the beauty of its nature which is part of its spot.

  • Restaurants next to Baracoa
  • Duaba

    Hotel El Castillo. Baracoa. Guantanamo
    268m

    Finca Duaba

    Carretera a Santa Rosa, Mabujabo. Baracoa, Cuba
    (5321) 645372 3km 172m

  • Museums next to Baracoa
  • Matachin Fort

    Calle Marti esq. a Juracion. Baracoa, Cuba
    (5321) 42122 1km 248m

  • Monuments next to Baracoa
  • Playitas de Cajobabo

    Playitas de Cajobabo. Baracoa, Cuba
    32km 170m

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  • Yumurí

    Hotel El Castillo. Baracoa. Guantanamo
    268m

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  • Baracoa City

    Baracoa. Guantanamo. Cuba
    262m

    La Farola

    Baracoa City. Cuba
    22km 958m

    Cajobabo Beach

    Cajobao Beach, Guantanamo Province. Cuba
    32km 170m