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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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  • This was a beautiful day hike. We went with a friend of Alber the Hiker's, who was lovely and spoke great English. It is not for the faint hearted as you sweat a LOT in the heat and the hill is very s...  more »
  • Don't go to Cuba without going to Baracoa. It is so beautiful and so different from Havana. Once in Baracoa the only way to see the sites is to hire alberthehiker as your local tour guide. My friend a...  more »
  • The flat top mount El Yunque (The Anvil) is a captivating sight from afar in the Baracoa region – and it offers a very enjoyable hike to the top through beautiful endemic flora. The guided 4-hour, med...  more »