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Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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It's definitely more that just a great view point

First of all - you go there for the views. And you won't be disappointed. You will be able to see the valleys, villages and Carribean Sea from the top. However, I strongly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Michal R
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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

First of all - you go there for the views. And you won't be disappointed. You will be able to see the valleys, villages and Carribean Sea from the top. However, I strongly recommend that you stay a bit longer with the nature and explore a bit more as you go off the rock. Don't miss the small coffee plantation... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Flora, fauna and the views. Road has a lot of pot holes. Ate mamoncillos, restaurant food not very good. Lots of interesting tourist

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Slightly east of Santiago de Cuba city and winding up through steeper and meandering ravines to the very top of a mountain, this 1,200 meter high gigantic monolith provides one of the best sights and views of lush tropical mountain forests in Cuba. On clear days, both the Atlantic ocean and the Caribbean Sea and even Haiti can be seen.... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great view. Stayed in the small cabins, these are very inexpensive and had meals at the restaurant and they were good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Besides the fantastic view, even though the steps are quite exausting, the young lady who sells stuff on top of it is very friendly and has a wonderful mood.

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Newcastle, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Every time we go to Los chorales in Santiago de Cuba we take the jeep trip to big rock. We were facinated our first trip, mostly due to our guide Fernando. His knowledge of the flora and fauna and cuba's Eco system was so interesting. The ride up was exciting and scary at the same time...like a theme park coaster!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Great day-trip to enjoy some fresh air away from the smog of Santiago. Enjoy the spectacular view and some small chat with the lovely people selling hand-crafts. Try to go early in the morning when there's bigger chance for clear sky.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Well, it's a big rock! When you get to the top there are a couple of people who've set up stands where you can buy typical touristy souvenirs of Cuba. We heard a cacophony of voices from the other tourist until they left, and then for a while after as they walked to the nearby plantation. What is great about... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

great experience getting to it and combined with the Cafetale Isobella - a superb day out. Try to pick a day when you can get a clear view from the top. It can be misty up there!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Drive up is fun, winding road up the mountain side. Nice views. Once at the parking lot at there is a fee to climb up the stairs to the 'big rock'. The fee changes, once it was 1CUC, another 3CUC. Depends. Worth it to d the stairs. Views are beautiful on a clear day - can see all the way... More 

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Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Santiago de Cuba Province  >  Santiago de Cuba

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