Alejandro de Humboldt National Park, Cuba

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Alejandro de Humboldt National Park is a national park in the Cuban provinces of Holguín and Guantánamo. It is named after the German scientist Alexander von Humboldt who visited the island in 1800 and 1801. The park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001 for of its size, altitude range, complex lithology, landform diversity, and wealth of endemic flora and fauna.OverviewThe rivers that flow off the peaks of the park are some of the largest in the insular Caribbean. The park is said to be the most humid place in Cuba and this causes a high biological diversity. The park has an area of 711.38km2, of which 685.72km2 land area and 22.63km2 marine area. Elevation ranges from sea level to 1168m on El Toldo Peak.16 of Cuba's 28 endemic plant species are protected in the park including such fauna as Dracaena cubensis and Podocarpus ekman. Fauna present in the park includes various species of parrots, lizards, hummingbirds, the endangered Cuban solenodon (endemic), hutia and snails.
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  • The arrival of Para Gore, the bus in the mountains arrived at 4 hours late due to a malfunction and arrived at the entrance that takes more than one hour in the Jeep Chator (not a normal passenger car because of bad road) in time for the tour of 9:30 departure, I asked for a local guide at the park entrance and hiked the course for three hours. It is recommended to bring hiking shoes and water as you walk through the jungle several times on foot along the river. A World Heritage park where rare snails (the smallest in the world) are seen as rare creatures.
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  • We Did The walk from the Balcony of Iberia. The Park is a pass. Nature in a pure state with breathtaking views. There Are several trails.
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  • One of the most important places in terms of endemic biodiversity in the Caribbean. Very impressive!
  • Beautiful nature, endemic plants and animals. Flora and fauna there is amazing. Also opportunity to cool down swimming im the natural pools.
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