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Baracoa No. 1 in the East
No. 1 in the East
How to go there
accommodations - hotels, private
Trips - alone, with a guide
Nightlife - once a week
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the bigest city at cuba's southeastern tip. It's a quaint colonial
town of about 38.000 inhabitants. Baracoa is surrounded by plantations,
mountains, rivers and secondary rainforest. It's a lovely, relaxing
town, which fits the needs of basic tourism. The people of Baracoa
got used to a few tourist, who tour the east in a week and stay
one night in their town. There are a few nice beaches in the surroundings.
There are a
cathedral, a museum, a tobacco factory and several old forts, which
can be visited.
to go there
be reached by Bus or by truck from Guantánamo and Santiago
de Cuba. Trucks and sometimes buses go from Moa in the north to
The bus company
Astro (office at the bus station) offers minibus transport from
Santiago de Cuba to Baracoa. A ticket costs 13 U$ (in comparison
: taking the bus - less comfortable - is 9 U$). There is a minimum
of 5 passengers.
a week there is a small plane from Havanna to Baracoa. The small
airport is near to the city.
There are 3
hotels and several private accommodations in Baracoa.
We highly recommend
the two rooms of Mrs. Torres:
Ana Torres (photo)
is a dentist and in addition she rents 2 rooms of her house to tourists.
She cooks delicious meals and take care of the wellbeing of her
guests. It's a good idea to take breakfast and dinner, if you choose
We spent 10
days in the shown room, which includes up to two fans. The room
includes a big wardrobe. The other two photos show Mrs. Torres house
and the street, where it's located. The house is located above the
center of the town. It takes only a few minutes by feet to reach
the center and the Malecon (seaside street).