Baracoa is built for hiking, with its abundance of flora, fauna and readily accessible trails. Climb to the top of the famous tabletop mountain El Yunque. Or take a road trip to explore the diversity of the tropical jungle, mountain forest and semi-desert that Baracoa’s surrounding area has to offer.
Wander among fragrant coconut groves, orchards and palm trees at this ecotourism farm on the coast north of Baracoa.
Cayuca (Canoe) Excursion on the Toa River
Treat yourself to a unique experience by taking a cayuca (kayak) tour along the Toa River. You’ll get in a great workout while paddling past farmers’ plantations and the magnificent Sagua-Baracoa Mountain Range.
Ever wanted to learn how to harvest coffee, cacao and coconuts? Find out here, where you can also hear about what the rural life is like around Baracoa.
Enjoy the beautiful 35 km drive from Baracoa to the town of Yumurí. Watch out for the Bay of Mata, as well as the Barigua and Manglito beaches along the way.
El Balcon de Iberia
This is a hiker’s paradise. The trail leads through the spectacular Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt (Alexander von Humboldt National Park), which UNESCO recognizes as “one of the most biologically diverse tropical islands sites on earth.” Careful where you step: you will pass some of the world’s smallest vertebrates on your way to the El Majá Waterfall, which cascades over 82 feet.
El Yunque (The Anvil)
A vegetation-rich trail that runs through the Quibiján-Duaba Ecological Reserve leads to El Yunque. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars: this is a bird-watching hot spot. Once you reach the tabletop, you’ll have a great view of the Duaba and Toa Rivers, as well as Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt (Alexander von Humboldt National Park).