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El Yunque, Baracoa
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Spotted way back in 1492 by Christopher Columbus, El Yunque continues to attract those seeking adventure in the exotic and still mysterious Cuban paradise. Rent a bike or a horse, or hike up on foot to reach the top at 575 m (1,886 ft). From there, you'll witness the endless horizon spreading across the deep blue sea, gigantic trees, and colorful flowers of the tropical wilderness. Have in mind that frequent rain showers usually make the terrain muddy and slippery, so wear appropriate hiking boots. Bring a swimsuit for the hip-deep river crossings, crystal clear waterfalls, and natural pools--all welcome refreshment along the way. El Yunque is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Baracoa Edition.
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  • You can see from the various places of the town. Even just watching from afar on the iconic mountain town was a nice mountain. Is a given bag is a picture of Mt. Fuji to the local kids, Yunque mountain said.
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  • Alber The Hiker is absolutely the best guide in Barracoa! Alber is a great guide and a cool man. I very much enjoyed exploring Barracoa's area with him. I did all the tours with Alber: Yunque, Yumuri,...  more »
  • My mom (72) and I did this amazing hike. At the entrance to the park one must hire a local guide. Our bici-taxi guide Pedro acconpanied us. The road to el Yunque is definitely NOT suitable for bici-ta...  more »