La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock), Santiago de Cuba

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When you reach the top of La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock), you will be rewarded with panoramic views of dramatic terrain that makes up the highest region of Cuba. Nestled within the verdant Sierra Maestra mountain range, this grand monolith weighs in at 63,000 tons and is thought to have been formed after an explosion from a nearby underwater volcano. A steep climb of 452 steps takes you 1,225 m (4,019 ft) above sea level. From the top, you will see views over biodiverse hilltops and scattered ruins from coffee plantations of the early 19th century. To visit La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock) and get the most from your holiday in Santiago de Cuba, create itinerary details personal to you using our Santiago de Cuba tourist route planner.
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  • We pay 40 pesos to taxi to get there, but for us it was worth the price. The 360 degree is impressive. The path is winding and the road is not too damaged.
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  • Climb The Big Rock in March 2016 onwards. Lucky with the weather. Kinds of awesome. Since early morning, were lucky to be in desolace, contemplate the beauty in all directions. Excellent visibility, fresh air. Hit the wooden kokodrila hand made from fragrant boxwood. Important:-plan a visit early in the morning, before the advent of mass Stayki tourists-weather plays a big role, we recommend to go solar for a better view.
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  • the climate is perfect, is a paradise on Earth, in my opinion has the best view of the city, to spend a different day is a charming place.
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  • Great vantage point, which it must overcome some stairs, is spoiled but man with a great view.
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