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Cuba: Baracoa

This alluring historical town is found off the beaten track on Cuba's south-eastern tip.  Columbus was charmed by the area's beauty when he arrived here in 1492 and it became the island's first colonial settlement twenty years later.

It's a lively place - full of local atmosphere and character. The surrounding countryside is verdant and tropical, and dominated by the tabletop mountain of El Yunque.

Our holidays to Baracoa

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Things to do in Baracoa

Table mountain

Climb a Cuban table mountain

Experience the Rural Life of Baracoa

Experience Cuban rural life at Baracoa


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The highlight of my stay at Baracoa included a visit to a cocoa farm and chocolate factory. After trying the hot chocolate  - which was so nice we stayed for a second cup  - we headed to Rio Toa, Cuba’s largest river.  We stopped at a shady spot with a nice thatched place to have lunch sitting out overlooking the river. A traditional Cuban stew with delicious Tao river shrimps was served is a bamboo dish.  We ordered, then set off on a boat trip where we swam in the cool waters and enjoyed the surrounding countryside, thick with tropical trees and vibrating with birdsong.

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