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You can do it!!!! Climb the Yunque!

I am 78 years old and I have been visiting and working in Baracoa for 20 years. I have climbed the... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2019
Soledad P
Baracoa, Cuba
Great hike

We were lucky to have hiked El Yunque on a dry day. I imagine that it would be quite slippery... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2019
Toronto, Canada
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West Of Baracoa off the Moa Road. 10km, Baracoa 97310, Cuba
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

I am 78 years old and I have been visiting and working in Baracoa for 20 years. I have climbed the Yunque 5 times. It is exhilarating. Not too difficult. The last hour is a bit steep but otherwise, a lovely climb. You can do...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

We were lucky to have hiked El Yunque on a dry day. I imagine that it would be quite slippery, especially on the way down. Combined the hiked with a hike to the falls on the back side of the mountain. There are 2 falls...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 23, 2019

El Yunque is beautiful. My friend and I had a guide and we had to go by raft to cross the river to walk up the mountain and then walked halfway up.. As we walked our guide pointed out and cut down fruits for us....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank huntinginthejungle
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Excellent hike and guides! Take the addition to the waterfalls afterwards for well deserved dip in refreshing springs! We arranged for a driver to take us (and wait for return) from Baracoa to El Yunque in a Jeep for CUC$25 for two people. The hike...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pedalsandfeet
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Its a nice hike, 1h uphil with a very good fruit shop on the way up. I recomand to go also to the waterfal. Its not cheap but a nice experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MartinH7240
Reviewed June 3, 2018

We didn't hike to the top of El Yunque, but instead took a hike within the national park to a waterfall. We had a local guide who stopped along the way to show us various flora and fauna that we came across - there's a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank TheLush101
Reviewed March 1, 2018

Very nice hike to the top of El Yunque, with a river crossing, great nature, stunning views, and a bath in the river afterwards. Go do if you have the chance!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 615ilsev
Reviewed February 26, 2018

The hike to Yunque is very nice. Make sure u have good shoes. also you have to cross the river first. so also a good idea to have another pair of flip flops just to corss the river and then wear a good hiking shoes....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 15, 2018

Viewed from the town itself this mountain range dominates the skyline. A short taxi ride takes you to the edge of the park, then its a bumpy off road trip to the base of the mountain. It gets very muddy and some days the track...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank graham e
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

With lush vegetation and beautiful views, I can imagine that this is a very enjoyable trip on a moderately sunny day. When I went on the trip it had rained the days before and rained in intervals during the day itself, making the hike very...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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