A Day in Baracoa, Cuba [WATCH]

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      Video of a Day Trekking around Baracoa with a GoPro on my Head

      Baracoa is on the far Eastern tip of Cuba and is one of the more difficult places to get to in Cuba. If you’re wondering whether it’s worth the long and difficult trip to get there, check out this video to see what it’s like. The small, quaint town of Baracoa is surrounded by lush rainforest, beaches, bays and a tabletop mountain you can hike up.

      In this video, I trek out of the town and along the beach towards Parque Natural Majayara, where we hire a guide to take us to the viewpoint and caves to swim the natural pools inside. After we go alone to swim and watch the sunset from Playa Blanca (White Beach). 

      To immerse yourself in this awesome little town check out the video below:

      Sightseeing Information

      Want to know where I went and how much it cost me when I was there? Here’s a list of the time code and the information. Click on the timecode in the Youtube Description and it will take you to that exact point!

      00:04 Our granny flat Casa Particular (homestay) in Baracoa $15USD (TOTAL) per night
      00:14 Buying drinks at the service station. Probably cost about 50c for soft drink
      00:38 Entry into Parque Natural Majayara $2 USD, hire a guide for the walk, tip
      00:40 Local lady sells us chocolate made from Baracoa Coca and fresh coconut oil. Total: $2
      00:59 The lookout over the beach and tabletop mountain
      01:03 Coffee with the locals while it rains
      01:19 Swim in the water inside the cave
      01:37 Walk along the volcanic rock path
      01:45 Being fed orange by a local
      02:02 A swim at White Beach
      02:15 Watch the sun set over the mountain

      Location Info
      Place: Baracoa
      Country: Cuba
      Language: Spanish
      Currency: 2 Currencies – Peso (CUP) and
      Convertible Peso (CUC)
      $1 USD =26.5CUP or 1.00CUC
      I was there: January 2015

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      Categories: Adventure & off the Grid, Cuba
      Crystal Egan

      Passionate baby goat cuddler and part-time adventurer, Crystal can often be found doing headstands on the edges of cliffs, taking photos of abandoned buildings or sleeping on deserted islands with dangerous criminals. She has too many awesome stories and helpful tips to keep them all to herself so follow along and in return she will bring you inspiring pictures, travel videos and a whole load of fun!