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Caguanes National Park
The Caguanes National Park is located in the northern region of the municipality of Yaguajay, consisting of Cayo Caguanes, the Ciénaga, Guayaberas and a group of islets called Cayos de Piedra. The place is perfect for lovers of ecotourism or adventure tourism. It was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. To enjoy numerous water activities in a heavenly place of clear and turquoise waters, the best destination is Cayo Santa María.
Great Sierra Maestra National Park
The Great Sierra Maestra National Park is the most extensive and important mountainous area in Cuba, due to the latter due to two fundamental aspects: its spectacular landscape value, steep, lush and foggy. In addition, this has been added to have been a refuge and meeting area for different prominent individuals of the Revolution.
Hiking in Cuba
Cuba not only boasts its beaches and its rich culture, but its profuse and exuberant nature confer it as one of the most suitable places for the enjoyment of hiking. Its 14 national parks and its more than 25 ecological reserves overflowing with animal and plant life are full of hiking trails that combine sport and adventure.
Laguna del Tesoro
The Laguna del Tesoro is accessed by boat from Boca de Guamá, through a canal surrounded by thick vegetation. With its 9 km2 and 5 km in diameter, the lake has an abundance of trout that inhabit its crystal-clear waters of 4 m of average depth. It is a perfect place for nature tourism and sport fishing in Cuba.
Mercaderes Street has been completely restored by the Office of the Historian of Old Havana. It is currently paved and pedestrian, and constitutes an almost complete replica of the original street dating from the eighteenth century.
Baracoa, declared a National Monument, is a quiet colonial city of Cuba. It is nestled between mountainous massifs with a great profusion of endemic vegetation, which make the place an exotic place with crystalline rivers and cozy beaches. The city of Baracoa is the oldest in Cuba, since it was the first town founded by Diego Velázquez in 1511, under the name of “Our Lady of the Assumption of Baracoa”.
El Yunque is a mountain that is 10 km from Baracoa, Cuba, located in a protected area. This formation, which can be seen from anywhere in the city, is part of the Cuchillas del Toa biosphere, acquiring the category of outstanding natural element. With a height of 560 meters, it is characterized because its top is flattened due to erosion, which is why Christopher Columbus described it as a working anvil to hit metals.
The Cimarrón Monument was built in memory of the revolt of 17th-century copper mining slaves. Located in the town of El Cobre, it can be seen from the Basilica of Our Lady of Copper, sculpted in iron and bronze by Alberto Lescay, it was erected on top of a hill near the sanctuary.
Old Havana, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, is the historic center of the city of Havana, formed from the port and the official center, the Plaza de Armas. In it you will find all kinds of ancient monuments, fortresses, churches, palaces, etc. since it is full of authentic architectural jewels from different eras and offers one of the most complete collections of urban buildings in the Americas. This area of the city alone houses more than a thousand buildings of historical importance with various examples of a distinguished architecture that goes from the Baroque to the Art Deco.