El Yunque, Baracoa

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Spotted way back in 1492 by Christopher Columbus, El Yunque continues to attract those seeking adventure in the exotic and still mysterious Cuban paradise. Rent a bike or a horse, or hike up on foot to reach the top at 575 m (1,886 ft). From there, you'll witness the endless horizon spreading across the deep blue sea, gigantic trees, and colorful flowers of the tropical wilderness. Have in mind that frequent rain showers usually make the terrain muddy and slippery, so wear appropriate hiking boots. Bring a swimsuit for the hip-deep river crossings, crystal clear waterfalls, and natural pools--all welcome refreshment along the way. Arrange your visit to El Yunque and discover more family-friendly attractions in Baracoa using our Baracoa trip itinerary planning website .
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  • I am 78 years old and I have been visiting and working in Baracoa for 20 years. I have climbed the Yunque 5 times. It is exhilarating. Not too difficult. The last hour is a bit steep but otherwise, a ...  more »
  • El Yunque is the highest peak of our city was privileged until Columbus is a beauty of nature.
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  • It is the best trip you can prabably make from Barracoa to the jungle. If it it is rainy, the last third od the hill is really slippery.
  • I am born in Baracoa.. And not because it is my country I say this but the anvil to me seems a super beautiful place to visit and take pictures.. It's an amazing sight.
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