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“Great views guaranteed” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Yunque

El Yunque
10km west of Baracoa off the Moa road., Baracoa, Cuba
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Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Baracoa
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Great views guaranteed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

It takes aprox. 2,5 hours of hiking to reach to the top. But it is really worth it. Great views guaranteed!

Visited July 2013
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“heavy climb but worthwhile!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

It was a tremendous effort for our family, as it was extremely hot that day, but the view was worth it, and the dip in the river more than worth it!

Visited August 2013
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“Well Worth the Climb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

El Yungue is the flat topped mountain that lies a few km out of Baracoa off the road to Moa. It is 575m high and you climb from sea level to the top. It is a good hike but can easily be done in three hours (each way) by anybody reasonably fit. We had an excellent guide Fernando Estevez (53211366) who is based near the La Punta restaurant at the West end of the Malecon (Maximo Gomez No 4). You have to pay a few CUC to climb El Yungue and you have to have a Cuban guide. The flora and fauna are spectacular and the views from the rest-point and the top are spectacular. You will see fascinating birds, animal, insects, plants and trees and with a good guide, like Fernando, things will be pointed out that you might well have missed. Don't forget to take water and leave time when you come down to visit some of the local families and taste the 'potato fruit' cakes and home made hot chocolate. Don't forget to take water with you it is very hot and humid walking. You do not need walking boots, you start by having to wade a river.

Visited July 2013
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