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La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock)

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Type: Scenic Drives, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It's very hot and a long hike to the top, so we found a cuban car to take us there and near to the top (a 'taxi particular' rather than registered government taxi, as this is cheaper). Then it's a short walk from the carpark to the very top. We're glad we did this, as I love to hike but... More

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

it s high, road are not in excellent conditions, not dangerous but worhty. You will see from Holguin to Guantanamo. It the highest place in Cuba. Recommended

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Great nature Beautiful botanic garden Interesting visit to a coffee plantage Sooo happy to go to the beach even if it's not one of the best ones in Cuba. The heat in Santiago makes you long for being on the beach or at the pool all day. Experienced and very nice guide Awful food during lunch. I had a really... More

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Netherlands
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32 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This mountain top rock is about a 45 minute drive from Santiago. It is a very pretty drive with great views along the way. On a hot day it is wonderfully cool up there, but you can still heat up by walking the 545 steps to the top of the stone. There is a small eating establishment and a parking... More

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Trieste, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

NIce views, and fresh air in this mountain with a height of around 1000 m and already a much fresher weather.

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Switzerland
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We went there with Cubatour. We were just four people and had a Jeep. Before we went up the Gran Piedra we visited the Botanical Garden. It's a beautiful garden with loads of flowers and trees. The Gran Piedra itself is nice too because you have a beautiful view. Walking up takes you around 20 minutes and it a little... More

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Padua, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

In no way was this tiring (even on a hot day) and the reward was a 360° view over the surrounding mountain ranges and the sea.

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Trieste, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The landscape are astoning, at this height its possible to see part of the city and a wide view of the coast!!!

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ontario
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Part of a Jeep tour we took that include the botanical gardens an coffee plantation auto museum and artist camp. Was a good day. CAUTION - the climb up to this big fella is not senior or infirmed friendly

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I tok a taxi for the day to reach this scenic area and enjoyed every bit:the cooler climate,good views,nearby flower gardens and former slave plantations Very few other visitors really unspoiled. The forests here are drier than in Baracoa but still have tree-ferns and lots of cuban pines. Great birding area.

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