"Baracoa - "Land of waters"" Top 5 Page for this destination Baracoa by Luchonda

Baracoa Travel Guide: 133 reviews and 221 photos

Paradise on earth -presence of the sea

Baracoa is a place in Cuba where you can see in one view two sea's - the Atlantic ocean and the Caribbean sea.It is also called the first city/Capital of Cuba.
Whenever visiting this place in eastern Cuba - do not expect great luxery and touristic highlights.But this is the reason why this place is so encharming.The village itself - it's history - the locals.
Coconut and cacao plantations are plentiful near Baracoa.
I met this young lady on a beach in Boracoa.

Typical street scenery in Cuba

Colorful streets - old cars and friendly people.
Other places to have a look around:
-El Yunque
-Rio Toa and Yumuri
-Hotel Castillo and Hotel La Rusa
-Iglesia de la Asuncion

The old man and the sea

Meet this man on the beach of Boracoa - he will open a fresh coconut with pleasure
BTW In this area of Cuba you can taste cocoa fruit (delicatesse) and banana's - i never visited the "Casa de Chocolate"-but it is the biggest production plant of exclusive coconut products in Cuba

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Paradise on earth
  • Cons:The way to Baracoa is hard
  • In a nutshell:My favourite place in Cuba
  • Last visit to Baracoa: Jan 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • eriksson977's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2010 at 6:23 AM

    Hello Luc, Nice pages. Thank you very much and happy new year to you. Tomas Eriksson :)

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2007 at 10:38 AM

    Also my favourite place in Cuba!! I stayed there for the New Year 2002/03, spent 1st of Jan. on Playa Maguana, eating fresh sea food and drinking a lot of rum, haha. I found filling cigarette lighters just fascinating! Ah, Cuban music, wonderful!! :)

  • florry's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2007 at 6:53 AM

    I think next time i will go all the way to Baracoa..it looks so beautiful there.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2006 at 2:42 PM

    I will try to find the name of the plant at the beginning. Great bull photo! You are very enthusiastic about this place. In the end, I will have to go and check it!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2006 at 6:21 PM

    great page luc!

  • RickL's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2005 at 4:39 PM

    Thanks for a wonderful page! We were there for three short days and will be back again this coming December.

  • Apr 24, 2005 at 8:58 AM

    El Yunque looks great! Thanks for giving us such a detailed view of Baracoa.

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2004 at 9:53 PM

    Thank you for showing this wonderful part of Cuba. Tip for our next visit. Great updates, Luc.

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2004 at 1:19 PM

    Your road to paradise was hard, mine was long, but we both got there and loved it. Great page and wonderful pics.

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Feb 29, 2004 at 2:10 AM

    This really looks like paradise, specially, when it is so cold here now!


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