Villa Paradiso

A unique bed & breakfast, a lovely guesthouse in Baracoa, Cuba

Category: Activities


Cuba Travel Photography – Spotlight On Baracoa


Baracoa is considered by Cuba travel experts as one of the most scenic regions in the country. Travel guides, blogs and articles are sprinkled with incredible pictures of the classic Baracoan views. In this post we offer you our own takes and perspectives on our land and people – including the classic views and some […]

Exploring Cuba’s Tropical Karsts in Baracoa


Dramatic mountain silhouettes, whimsical rocky surroundings, rugged geological terraces… Baracoa’s karstic landscapes, in Eastern Cuba, will captivate you with their array of uniquely Cuban flora and fauna. Probably Viñales’ mogotes are the most famous and widely known by travellers who come to Cuba, but the Baracoa region features equally memorable (and less touristy) karstic formations such […]

Food & Travel in Cuba: 5 Amazing Tables in Baracoa


In Cuba, Baracoa is known to travellers as the region with the best cuisine. A wider range of ingredients and flavours graces the local culinary tradition – and innovation. No wonder the travel experts at Rough Guides have branded Baracoa “Cuba’s uncontested culinary capital“! If you’re wondering where to eat in Baracoa, in this post […]

More Birding in and around Baracoa, Cuba


In a previous post we took you birding along the beautiful Loma de Piedra trail in UNESCO-listed Alexander Humboldt National Park. This new post offers you further explorations of other excellent birding areas in and around the Baracoa region. You’ll notice they are beautiful natural areas to explore! Semidecidous forests and dry evergreen forests such […]

Strange Beauties: Wild Orchids in Baracoa, Cuba


Introducing a constellation of over 20 orchid species living in the Baracoa region, in Eastern Cuba – strange, delicate beauties that will captivate the caring eyes of wild flower lovers! For starters, we offer this Cuban endemic Encyclia hamiltonii floating high, attached to a palm tree trunk along Loma de Piedra trail, in Alexander Humboldt National […]

Cuba’s Tasty Honey – Visiting Baracoa’s Beekeepers


Contrary to the current crisis affecting the bees the world over, Cuban bees are doing very well. Travelers from all continents appreciate the tasty honey produced in our country. We decided to visit the beekeepers in Baracoa. Having enjoyed our region’s amazing honey for a long time, we definitely wanted to go and meet our local […]

A Road Trip Around Cuba’s Far, Far East


A Cuba road trip of your dreams – from Baracoa across the Sierra del Purial mountains to the Maisí-Caleta Ecological Reserve and the deep blue Windward Passage, then back to Baracoa along the Atlantic coastline and through verdant valleys… Here’s our travel photography & nature photography album, plus our field notes for this rare, unique […]

Birding in Loma de Piedra Trail in Baracoa, Cuba


Cuba is a birdwatching paradise in the insular Caribbean. The Baracoa region offers birding and twitching adepts a wide range of bird species to discover in various protected areas and types of habitats. Indeed, a large number of resident birds, including beautiful endemic species and sub-species can be observed in our region – not to […]

Meeting Baracoa’s Peasants and Farmers


If you’re an adept of agritourism*, rural tourism and farm-to-table experiences, you’ll find an ideal destination in Baracoa, Cuba! Visiting this deeply rural region in Eastern Cuba will allow you to get a good sense of Baracoan peasants and farmers’ rich agricultural heritage and new practices. In Cuba, May 17th is the Day of the Cuban […]

15 spectacular hikes in Baracoa, Cuba


If you enjoy hiking, the Baracoa region in Eastern Cuba offers you a nice range of trails to discover. Here are 15 of these hikes, from easy to intermediate to more demanding – all of them quite enjoyable! Baracoa is the greenest region in Cuba. When you hike into one of its several protected areas, […]

Baracoa 2018 in Review – Best Pictures, Shout-Outs and More!


What better way to celebrate and thank our guests, partners and friends than to share our best Baracoa pictures from 2018! May this slide show reach you with our affection – you made our 2018 a very special year we will remember fondly! Baracoa – a bottomless treasure trove of wonderful experiences In 2018 we […]

Ecological Farmers in Humboldt Park


Different from what happens in other countries, Cuba’s national parks and biosphere reserves not only allow you to discover unique fauna and flora species – you can also visit farmer families living in their midst. Established in those territories way before they were designated as protected areas, such small communities develop a conservation culture and […]