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Puente de Bacunayagua, Matanzas

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Puente de Bacunayagua stands as Cuba's longest and highest bridge and marks the border between the Havana and Matanzas provinces. The design is an ingenious example of Cuban civil engineering due to the unconventional terrain on which it was built. The bridge stretches 314 m (1,030 ft) over a lush green mountain valley and stands 103 m (338 m) tall. Take in views of the Valle del Yumuri and the sea, and marvel at birds flying even lower then the bridge itself, and wild palms appearing as tiny shrubbery. Have some food at the bridge restaurant, a favorite stopping point for tour buses and taxis. Arrange your visit to Puente de Bacunayagua and discover more family-friendly attractions in Matanzas using our Matanzas itinerary builder.
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  • This is the highest bridge in Cuba and taxis and coaches always stop here for a comfort break when travelling between Havana and Varadero. The views of the canyon are stunning and whilst appreciating ...  more »
  • The bridge is halfway between Havana and Varadero. There's a mirador, with infrastructure relying on coffee shop and craft shop. The piña colada is considered the best in the region. It really is very hot! A good thing while you enjoy the view of the Valley, that if the your front, and nude the grandeur of engineering portrayed on the bridge.
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  • A delicious place where you can appreciate the Yumurí Valley in all its glory, good pina colada and lots of music. CAREFUL not to buy albums of the Orchestra because they are a theft, which buy only had a recorded song.
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  • Pina Colada to die for! Really THE BEST! You have to try it! And a beautiful view, of course :)
  • Beautiful view, and awesome pina coladas!
  • The highest bridge in Cuba, 112 mts, fantastic overview
  • Very beautiful spot!
  • Apparently, a "must" on a ride with the taxi from Varadero to Havana. We were automatically loaded by the driver. The panorama is really breathtaking. There is a small bar and lots of souvenir shops and restrooms. A Cuban band entertains.
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