Things to do in Baracoa
Foodies and nature lovers find endless things to do in Baracoa, a mystical, isolated town in Guantanamo Province. After a long hike or rafting trip, chow down on anything with lechita the local specialty coconut and tomato sauce.
Parque Natural Majayara
One of the greatest off the beaten path things to do in Baracoa is visit Parque Natural Majayara just southeast of town. As you hike you'll arrive at the home of the Fuentes family sells fruit and coffee fresh from their finca. A little ways beyond that stop there's a cave with a swimming hole inside to cool off.
Casa del Cacao
This free museum gives visitors a look at the history of chocolate production in Baracoa. Before or after the tour, stop in the cafe to purchase some locally made chocolate.
Fábrica de Cucuruchu
Baracoa's other sweet treat is Cucuruchu. It's a blend of banana, mango, coconut, and honey served up in palm leaves. Hunting down the best Cucuruchu street vendor is one of the tastiest things to do in Baracoa!
Museo Arqueologico La Cueva del Paraiso
Former Taino burial chambers are now a museum of local history. A guide takes visitors underground and through a series of caves to learn about petroglyphs, ceramics and unearthed skeletons. This is the creepier, more mystical side of things to do in Baracoa.
Casa de la Trova Victorino Rodríguez
Bands of all ages from all over Cuba rock this tiny Casa de la Trova each night. This bar is known for changüí-son music (an ancestor of salsa) and mojitos served in glass jam jars. It's one of the liveliest things to do in Baracoa at night!
Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
Despite being battered by hurricane after hurricane, Baracoa's historic church still stands. It holds many artifacts including one of the 29 crosses that Columbus erected upon his first arrival in Cuba.
This artists' coop is a hub for local painters, sculptors, and more who you'll often see working in the window. It's also a shop where you can purchase art created in the Baracoa area.
The tallest waterfall in the Caribbean measuring 305 meters high. Nature lovers can't miss this site, it's one of the top things to do in Baracoa for anyone, but especially nature lovers.