Far from the throngs of everyday life, lies this unspoiled and remote location surrounded by secluded beaches and virgin rainforests. Located at the very eastern point of Cuba, the hidden city of Baracoa is nestled upon the Bahia de Miel, the Bay of Honey and is secluded from the rest of Cuba by majestic mountains. There is only one mountain road to this rugged, unspoiled, first city of Cuba.
This quaint city, discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1942, is steeped in history. The archaeological museum, hidden in a cave, will reveal the secrets of the Taino culture to any avid explorer.
Explore the enigmatic, rustic charm of the city. Travel the cobbled streets lined with colourful, weathered buildings; the only onlookers, a few older residents in rocking chairs watching the world go by.
Journey to the summit of El Yunque, the mountain considered sacred by the Taino. Adventure through wilderness, passing picturesque waterfalls and be rewarded by the breath-taking scenery. Explore the seemingly untouched beauty on horseback or simply bask in the sun on the black sand beaches. If it is simplicity and natural beauty you crave, Baracoa will not disappoint.
Accommodation in Baracoa
Our favourites are selected by us due to overall quality, hospitality, authenticity, location and also their consistently good customer feedback.
A selection of the many hotels that we can book
The Casa Particular Experience
Highly recommended and extremely popular, Casas Particulares (often referred to as ‘Casas’) are fully-licensed private bed and breakfast accommodation, with many offering a more boutique hotel-style stay.