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. Arrange your visit to El Yunque and discover more family-friendly attractions in Baracoa using our Baracoa trip itinerary planning website .
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  • We were looking for or go hiking in cuba, not easy! Local guides proposed than small nice ballads but nothing of sports that allows both to know the country and the sport, the Agency cuba - criolla.com understand us and we were guided in a pleasant way. We were able to combine girls tropical tours and hiking the Park humboldt with the yunque, in total 17 km with a vertical drop through the forest in discovering fauna and flora and more massage at night to relax.
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  • Go there on your own with a shared taxi, driving is not necessary because the path is one and only tells you things like ' here's the bananas, there is cocoa. I don't recommend going there with info tour: the guide will make you climb 600mt in 2 hours and bring you back to get more customers and more money, we had to fight, so much so that to get rid of us wanted to leave us much more under the Summit saying that the panorama was the same. Amazing view for the entire journey, bathing in the River at the end!
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  • Quick, moderate difficulty hike. It's more expensive to hike alone and access via personal transportation, so join an official tour group and make friends. Ask to go to the waterfall after the hike. V...  more »

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