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Spend a day on the mountain!

We booked a day trip up La Gran Piedra through our hotel. It seemed expensive - maybe $70 CAD each for four of us - but it was well worth it. This is the highest mountain in Cuba... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We booked a day trip up La Gran Piedra through our hotel. It seemed expensive - maybe $70 CAD each for four of us - but it was well worth it. This is the highest mountain in Cuba, and it has its own microclimate, like its own private cloud up there, though it was sunnyquite a bit. The botanical gardens... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It's was the freshest place in Cuba :) unfortunately after Vinales Valley it wasn't interesting for me as panoramic view, but yes the rock on the top of the mountain looks strange and interesting. You can get a chance to catch a cloud ☁ around you

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Albany, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Climbing the stairway just keep telling yourself you can do it! I'm not that fit and it took me quite a while but oh gracious me the view from the top is so worth it! You can see right across to the ocean and the mountain tops, it's almost over whelming. My guide said the affects of hurricane Steven (5... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our excursion included the Big Rock, a visit to a Botanic Garden and a stop at the closest beach,.Siboney. The Botanic Garden is worth a visit, the Big Rock impressive, but do not worry about the 459 steps, they are really easy. Forget the beach, just not a place worth visiting.

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Indian Trail
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were there for a short time, but were able to climb to the top and enjoy the views. We were unable to see the islands that were off in the distance due to the clouds that started rolling in. After climbing all those steps it felt good to enjoy the cooler temperature once we got to the top; it... More 

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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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Miami, Florida
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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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