Villa Paradiso

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

Category: Sustainable Tourism


Boca de Boma, Cueva del Cacique & Cajuajo Beach


Would you like to discover off the beaten track spots in Baracoa? Villa Paradiso suggests Boca de Boma, Cueva del Cacique and Cajuajo Beach. This one-day excursion combines rural roads, mangroves, a rocky bay, an archaeological site and a hidden, unblemished beach… On seldom travelled roads A lot of travellers take the road from Baracoa […]

River Duaba and its Waterfalls – Baracoa’s Pristine Streams


Whoever has been fortunate to bathe in river Duaba will always remember the most clear and refreshing waters on these lands. Nothing compares to a sunny day in Baracoa’s tropical forest for a dive into the Duaba between rapids, waterfalls and lovely natural pools. Streaming down from the sierra heights Travellers who hike into the […]

Yara-Majayara • Baracoa, Cuba

Yara-Majayara – mangroves, caves & amazing panoramic views


Yara-Majayara is a protected area in Baracoa. It offers many riches to explore to those who love hiking, ecotourism, archaeology and cyclotourism. Its natural and cultural attractions include the delta of river Miel with its mangroves, a system of geological terraces with numerous caves, the diverse local flora, various little peasant communities, Boma Bay… As […]

From La Punta’s organic micro-farm to our table – only fresh veggies


Encompassing a range of traditional and creative Baracoan and Eastern Cuban dishes, our cuisine offers our guests healthy and delicious meals. We use only fresh ingredients bought to small producers in the region. One of our suppliers is Orlando Frómeta Labacena, an organic micro-farmer who works marvels out of a tiny piece of land right within […]

El Yunque – Baracoa

From the summit of El Yunque, Baracoa’s iconic mount


Wherever you might be in the Baracoa region, the captivating sight of majestic mount El Yunque (The Anvil) seems to call you to hike to the summit through beautiful endemic flora and fauna. A strikingly iconic natural presence, El Yunque is closely tied to Baracoa’s identity. Baracoans consider it a symbol of our city and […]

IDAHO in Baracoa – Towards a Prosperous Revolution for Everyone’s Good


“We want the people to join us, under one vision for everybody – Towards a prosperous Revolution for everyone’s good! No to homophobia! Long live the Cuban Revolution!” Over such a political speech and among floating rainbow flags, the first ever parade and conga against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in Baracoa was launched on May […]

Baracoa After Hurricane Matthew? Ready to Welcome You!


A lot of travellers are asking whether Baracoa is ready to receive tourists after hurricane Matthew, which pounded our region the night of October 4th to 5th, 2016. The answer is clear and simple – yes, Baracoa is ready! (Note to reader: except for the photo that shows us protecting our house, all photos and the […]

Baracoa’s Beaches – Wild, Peaceful, Pleasant


To lots of people around the world Cuba evokes beaches and music. Baracoa is known for offering way more by way of nature tourism, adventure tourism, ecotourism (and music!) – but our region does have beautiful beaches as well, away from the crowds and noise you find in huge resorts. The beaches in Baracoa are […]

International Workers Day – A Celebration in Baracoa!


It is 6:30 a.m. and the sun begins to rise above Miel Bay. On our balconies we can feel the sea breeze and the morning light flooding everything. From loud speakers downtown all the way to this hill you can listen to the opening chords and lyrics of Silvio Rodríguez’ “Vamos a andar” (“Let’s get […]

The Taino Heritage in Baracoa


You may not know it, but several words you use go back to the Taino, an indigenous people that marked the history of Baracoa and the Caribbean through their struggle, resistance and perseverance under extremely adverse circumstances. Indeed, we’re indebted to the Taino people for words such as canoe, hammock, tobacco, hurricane… The history of […]

Cycling In The Baracoa Region – Pure Bliss!


Cyclotourism in Baracoa is a pleasant activity for everybody. It doesn’t matter whether you are a great sports person or just a regular individual (like ourselves!) – the region offers bicycle rides for all types of people. Do you want to reach the River Duaba Waterfalls or the base of Mount El Yunque? Would you […]

2017: International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development


2017 was United Nations’ International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Nature tourism, ecotourism and adventure tourism are key components in the context of Cuba’s current strategy of sustainable tourism for development – and they are at the heart of the Baracoa region. One biosphere reserve, one national park, several protected areas Indeed, Baracoa is Cuba’s best-kept […]