Villa Paradiso

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Cuba Travel Photography – Spotlight On Baracoa

Published on 6 July, 2020.

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 pretty unique ones too!

Baracoa Eastern Cuba Travel Photography Photographie Voyage

We often get requests from travellers who are in the planning stages before their trip to Baracoa and scouting in advance for the not-to-be-missed travel photography spots. We’re super glad to share with our guests the exact coordinates of the views included in this post! (By the way: please do check out our list of useful tips at the bottom of this post.)

Maguana • Havana-Baracoa Flight • Vol Havane-Baracoa • Cuba

Capturing Baracoa’s soul – Villa Paradiso’s guests’ pictures!

For us, travel photography should certainly include the most striking landscapes. But it is way more than just that. It comprises people and street photography, adventure photography, nature photography and (of course!) food photography too. Under any of those categories you can make a given destination shine for its unique beauty, atmosphere and soul!

Baracoa Cuba Street Photography Travel

For this post, we thought of doing things a bit differently and we invited our past guests to participate. We did contact some of them proactively, inviting them to be guest photographers on this post, but we also posted an open call for participation. Folks enthusiastically joined in the fun and their beautiful shots have made this article such a vibrant celebration of Baracoa!

So – we offer you here an initial set of pictures taken by us, followed by an ample number of photos showcasing our guests’ tastes and talent! Pictures with no specific author indicated are ours, as usual. For their part, each one of our guests’ photos has a clear intellectual property indication.

Landscapes, landmarks, angles – Baracoa’s lush and rugged beauty

“The views are captivating!” Any traveller who has come to Baracoa will utter those or similar words. From the crossing of the Sierra del Purial mountains as you get here from Santiago de Cuba, zig-zagging along the legendary La Farola road, the landscape will caress your eyes.

La Farola • Baracoa • Cuba

Cuba Road Trip • La Farola • Baracoa morning

No doubt you will want to bag the region’s travel photography essentials – the classics! But wouldn’t you like to picture them from an unusual angle or under a unique light? We bet everybody has a picture of El Yunque, but not from this vantage point here.

El Yunque Baracoa Cuba Tropical Karst

We’d be surprised if you miss two lookout points at the mouth of the Yumuri Canyon. The first one is at the onset of the old and ever-so-steep La Boruga road – some 200 meters after you cross the bridge above the river. An instant classic!

Baracoa Eastern Cuba Best Travel Photography Spots

And the second one is at the newly set up El Silencio mirador, very popular in recent times. But you are more likely to miss this other view, from a third lookout point in a family farm above the canyon. There’s nobody around you: only the canyon’s mouth at your feet and the coastline progressively fading towards the north-west. Such a peaceful feeling…

Cuba Road Trip • Yumurí • Baracoa

It’s not unusual for travellers to come back to Baracoa quite happy after a great day spent at beautiful Maguana beach. Yet only a few actually notice that, right by the road, there’s this unique spot for a great sunset shot showcasing Sleeping Beauty mountain.

Baracoa Cuba

We just mentioned Maguana – could it be time for a beach? Let us splash your eyes with this moody take on Cajuajo Beach, the sky showing off a spreading fan of clouds like swan feathers!

Cajuajo Beach • Baracoa Eastern Cuba • Best Travel Photography Locations

To get to Cajuajo, you can cycle past Boca de Boma bay – and things start getting at once bucolic and adventurous, right?

Small boats in Boca de Boma – Baracoa, Cuba

Boca de Boma – Baracoa, Cuba

But before we hit the countryside or start pedaling, climbing mountains, rowing or diving from rocks into crystal-clear river pools, here are a couple more seaside views: laid back fishing community El Manglito and smooth, white-sanded, teal-waved Maguana.

Best Restaurants Baracoa Eastern Cuba Manglito 1

Baracoa Cuba

Maguana Beach • Baracoa Cuba • Plage Maguana

Let adventurers have their share!

Shall we then talk about hiking, adventures and travel photography? If you like your excursions to last for 2 or 3 days, there’s the new Meseta de Iberia option at UNESCO-listed Alexander Humboldt National Park, taking you way beyond and higher in the mountains than the usual Balcon de Iberia trail. Here’s a view from the Mirador de Iberia – located 600 meters above sea level.

Parque Humboldt • Humboldt Park • Parc Humboldt • Baracoa • Eastern Cuba

A tip for you: there’s this delightful view of Taco Bay (the maritime portion of Humboldt Park) a few hundred meters before you arrive at the park’s Visitors Centre. We keep wondering why is it almost nobody has captured it?

Bahía de Taco • Baracoa Cuba

At walking distance from Baracoa, the amazing karsts of Yara-Majayara Protected Area can certainly compete for your adventure appetite and travel photography time with its Archaeological Balcony trail and its two lookout points!

Hiking • Tropical Karst • Cuba • Baracoa • Yara-Majayara

Baracoa Cuba Mirador Yara-Majayara

And then there’s the off-the-beaten-path Pozo Azul sinkhole, offering a maximum hiking distance of 24 km (or half of that, if you prefer) and the hidden Belete Waterfalls, in a tight tropical rainforest ravine located 3 hours into the Yumurí Canyon… Camera and swimsuit required for both!

Pozo Azul cerca de Punta de Maisí • Baracoa Cuba

Belete Waterfalls • Baracoa Cuba • Tropical Karst

Or you can hike less and still dive from 3 to 4 meters-high rocks into the Duaba waterfalls. If you like your travel photography to include playful local folks, watch the kids jump into the water in July or August…

River Duaba Waterfalls Baracoa Cuba

At sunrise, early light and mist – then sunset’s mood and mystique

There’s no debating here, friends: those who get up early catch some of the most inspiring pictures. And those who chase the perfect dusk moments bag some of the most magical atmospheres…

Capture this view from Villa Paradiso’s balconies and terraces over a divine cup of perfectly roasted, freshly brewed Cuban coffee. (Yes, we do wake up to offer you coffee to enjoy as the sun rises above the bay!)

Daybreak Villa Paradiso Baracoa Cuba

Or snap this early morn’ Atlantic coast view (or a similar, but not the same one) from La Farola road.

Cuba Road Trip • Baracoa

Misty farmlands greet you as you set direction early towards the Easternmost tip of the island…

Baracoa • Eastern Cuba • Travel Photography

Baracoa Countryside Eastern Cuba Travel Photography

Tree fern forests may frame your view of the Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve mountains.

Baracoa Cuba • Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve

As the afternoon starts to wind down, look for the bright golden green or the subtle silvery blue views on river Toa as it reaches the sea.

Baracoa Eastern Cuba River Toa

Toa • Baracoa • Cuba

But don’t settle for anything less than the fiery sun going down behind mount El Yunque on the horizon!

El Yunque • Baracoa • Eastern Cuba • Travel Photography

Boca de Miel • Baracoa • Eastern Cuba • Travel Photography

Road trips and views – a day spent spotting the best scenic locations

Heed our advice: take a 4 x 4 vehicle to visit an eco-farmer family in Quibijan and show the world your best shots of river Toa’s fertile and fairy valleys.

Baracoa Cuba Travel Photography

Or picture the high cliffs at Maisi-Caleta Ecological Reserve on Guantánamo’s rocky southern coast… and grab a fresh drink by the Punta de Maisi lighthouse facing the Windward Passage, where Cuba begins!

Cuba Road Trip • Maisi-Caleta Ecological Reserve

Punta de Maisi Lighthouse • Phare • Faro • Baracoa • Cuba

Arguably 100 % of Baracoa’s visitors cover the road between town and El Manglito Beach plus the Yumuri Canyon, but only too rarely do they find this lookout point on Niña Bonita hill above El Jamal’s fertile farm lands…

Baracoa Oriente Cuba • Travel Photo Voyage

The Baracoan country side – charming farmers, rich orchards, great food

Nowhere else in the region will you feel more heartily welcomed than at our local farmers’ lands and homes. Lovers of agritourism or agrotourism (and their cameras!) will have a day. Guaranteed.

Rural homes might seem very modest to you – but some of them are built adapting the ancient environmental savvy of the Taino people. And most boast lovingly maintained ornamental gardens!

Baracoa • Eastern Cuba • Travel Photography

Baracoa • Eastern Cuba • Travel Photo

If you want to meet and greet some of Cuba’s leading ecological campesinos, learn about their sustainability approaches, creativity and respect for the Earth, don’t miss the eco farms visit in Humboldt Park nor the El Edén permaculture family system in a little valley by river Quibijan.

Finca El Edén • Quibiján • Baracoa Cuba

Quibiján • Toa • Baracoa Cuba

Agriculture écologique • Baracoa Cuba

Folks will open you the gates to their farms and share with you a taste of their products and their perspectives on life and the world. They might share with you a bit about their generations-old, plants-based approaches to medicine and health too!

Farm Tourism Baracoa Cuba

Another extremely photogenic rural experience awaits at El Güirito, where community members cultivate Kiribá and Nengón: ancient musical rhythms and dance. And you may taste some of the best cooking in the region as well as Baracoa’s world-famous organic cacao!

Kiriba + Nengon • Baracoa Cuba

Meilleurs Best restaurants Cuba Baracoa Seafood

Best agrotourism experiences Cuba Baracoa agritourisme agroturismo agriturismo Cacao

Your pictures of rural Baracoa will ooze authenticity and charm!

Tourisme Rural Tourism Baracoa Cuba

People, streets, culture… life in and around town!

You don’t want to miss out on these colours, these expressive and spontaneous people, these vibrant outdoor events! Just walk around town any day or evening and be ready to click!

Baracoa Cuba Street Photography Travel Voyage

Baracoa Oriente Cuba Street Photography Travel Voyage

Baracoa • Cuba • Travel Photography

Baracoa • Cuba • Travel Photo

Each year’s calendar is sprinkled with great moments when you can come and capture cultural events in the streets and main local venues. We’ll be delighted to inform our guests about key dates!

Baracoa Cuba Street Event Travel Photography

Tourisme Rural Tourism Baracoa Cuba

Baracoa Eastern Cuba IDAHOT LGBTQ Travel Photography

Baracoa Cuba Travel Street Photography Voyage Workers Day Travailleurs Trajadores

The whole region offers you a wealth of occasions for cool people portraits – if you’re kind and respectful enough!

Eco Farmers • Baracoa Cuba

Baracoa • Eastern Cuba Travel Photography

Best Meilleurs Restaurants Cuba Baracoa Manglito Tato

Baracoa Eastern Cuba Travel Photography

Cucurucho • Humboldt Park • Baracoa, Cuba

Nature – Eastern Cuba’s treasure trove of flora and fauna endemism

Biodiversity is the thing in the Baracoa region. If you’re a nature photography lover, your camera should have a blast in our 5 protected areas (including one Biosphere Reserve and one National Park). High levels of fauna and flora endemism are waiting for your photographic appetite!

Care to discover tropical ferns? Take a look at this pic of Alexander Humboldt National Park‘s tropical rainforest (you can see a Cyathea parvula tree fern within the thick vegetation) and the beautiful, large Acrostychum aureum ferns surrounding the karstic Pozo Azul sinkhole!

Baracoa Cuba Humboldt Park Nature Travel Photography

Pozo Azul • Baracoa • Cuba (Acrostichum aureum)

Mount El Yunque is home to a local endemic palm tree: the Coccothrinax yunquensis.

Coccothrinax yunquensis • Baracoa • Cuba
Coccothrinax yunquensis

Wild orchids are also part of the Cuban endemic flora. Here we share with you the Encyclia howardii and the Tolumnnia guibertiana. (We know, we know: we need to get a good macro lens!)

Encyclia howardii • Orchid Orchidée Orquídea • Baracoa Eastern Cuba
Encyclia howardii
Tolumnia guibertiana • Orchid Orchidée Orquídea • Eastern Cuba
Tolumnia guibertiana

And then there’s the ever-popular animal photography. Here go 5 Cuban endemic species you should not miss! The Parides gundlachianus butterfly. The Polymita picta iolimbata tree snail. The Anolis baracoae lizard. Among our country’s birds, two of the most popular species are the Cuban Tody (Todus multicolor) and the Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus, Cuba’s national bird!).

Parides gundlachianus • Butterfly Papillon Mariposa • Baracoa Eastern Cuba
Parides gundlachianus
Polymita picta iolimbata • Eastern Cuba
Polymita picta iolimbata
Anolis baracoae • Baracoa Eastern Cuba
Anolis baracoae
Cartacuba • Cuban Tody • Todier de Cuba • Todus multicolor • Baracoa
Todus multicolor
Tocororo • Cuban Trogon • Priotelus temnurus • Baracoa Eastern Cuba
Priotelus temnurus

Our former visitors – wonderful travellers and photographers!

We wanted to diversify the gazes and sensibilities. We decided to invite our former guests to share in a friendly manner their most precious moments in Baracoa as captured by their cameras. Each one of the following images is like a smile from folks who stayed at our place and who were elated to discover our region and our people. To each one of you we say: thanks so much for having joined in the celebration!

Jean-Jacques Gonod, France

“Baracoa is about human warmth, beautiful light, a vibe and a town that lend themselves to photography. When you feel good about the place where you are, you take good pictures of it – that’s the story.”

Jean-Jacques Gonod • Baracoa Cuba
© Jean-Jacques Gonod
Jean-Jacques Gonod • Casa de la Trova • Baracoa Cuba
© Jean-Jacques Gonod
Jean-Jacques Gonod • Malecón • Baracoa Cuba
© Jean-Jacques Gonod

You can find more travel photos by Jean-Jacques in his Instagram account.

Sharon Matthews, Australia

“Nestled among lush green mountains and crystal-clear waters, this small town boasts colourful streets, natural beauty all around, the friendliest of people and a super chilled out vibe. Baracoa was a perfect introduction to everything that is Cuba. I only wish we could have stayed a lot longer.”

Sharon Matthews • Baracoando Vegetarian Restaurant • Baracoa Cuba
© Sharon Matthews
Sharon Matthews • El Manglito Beach • Baracoa Eastern Cuba
© Sharon Matthews

Sharon posts her travel pictures on her Instagram too.

Paolo Vimercati, Italy

Paolo is a professional photographer and photography tour organizer (including photography tours of Baracoa!). You can find his photographic work on his website and contact him too.

Paolo Vimercati • Boca de Miel • Baracoa Cuba
© Paolo Vimercati
Paolo Vimercati • Baracoa Cuba
© Paolo Vimercati
Paolo Vimercati • Travel Photography • Baracoa Eastern Cuba
© Paolo Vimercati

Jean Hugon, France

“Baracoa shines with an ancient charm – small colourful houses, horses, carriages, bicitaxis and other old bangers and trucks, either Russian or American from another time, all in a calm yet vibrant atmosphere.”

Jean Hugon • Malecón • Baracoa Cuba
© Jean Hugon
Jean Hugon • Baracoa Cuba • Photo Voyage
© Jean Hugon
Jean Hugon • Mirador • Baracoa Cuba
© Jean Hugon

You can check out Jean’s travel blog and photos as well.

Mayowa Soluade, United Kingdom

“Baracoa has lodged itself in my memory. It’s not just the beauty of its bays, the greenest of its foliage, the softness of its sands, the endemic flora and fauna, the mountain views… No, it’s also its pace, the pulse, its colours… the feeling you get as you see its rivers or admire its architecture. It’s the coconut sauce and passionfruit mojitos! It gives you both action-packed and lazy days and musical nights.”

Mayowa Soluade • Baracoa Cuba • Travel Photography
© Mayowa Soluade

Take a look at other travel photos by Mayowa on her Instagram.

Rénald Laurin, Canada

Rénald is an artist with Cirque du Soleil. His travel pictures can be found on his Facebook account.

“I always come back to Baracoa. Even after many visits, I keep discovering new landscapes and making new friendships. I never tire of enjoying its changing skies, the waves far out on Miel Bay, the polished stones in the clear river waters, the faces at the main square, the bustling activity on Martí street, the dance steps at Casa de la Cultura. From one year to the next, I love watching life as it slowly spreads out before me, and I hope to come back again and again…”

Renald Laurin • Malecón de Baracoa • Cuba
© Renald Laurin
Renald Laurin • Seafront Drive • Baracoa Cuba • Travel Photography
© Renald Laurin
Renald Laurin • Front de mer • Baracoa Cuba • Photo de voyage
© Renald Laurin

Tim Koldijk and Ilse van Bladen, The Netherlands

“Think tropical luscious green, a truly authentic village, a relaxed Caribbean vibe, climbing El Yunque, great birdlife, the best seafood, wonderful beaches and you’ll find Baracoa not only to be Cuba’s best spot to travel to, but also a wonderful photography destination. We found it to be the highlight of our 5-week trip to Cuba.”

Tim Koldijk • Travel Photography • Baracoa Cuba
© Tim Koldijk
Tim Koldijk • Travel Photography • Baracoa Cuba
© Tim Koldijk
Tim Koldijk • Baracoa Cuba • Travel Photo
© Tim Koldijk

Check out Tim’s travel photos on his Facebook account.

Ling Jitpraneechai, Thailand

“Baracoa allows you to get away from it all. A wonderful place of simplicity to enjoy serene moments, especially if you’re from a really hectic city. Strolling around the little houses, the people and their living… and last but not least – El Yunque, the majestic and mysterious (and photogenic!) mountain found its way to many of the photos I took in Baracoa!”

Ling Jitpraneechai • Travel Photo • Baracoa Cuba
© Ling Jitpraneechai

Ling’s travel photos can also be found on Instagram.

Mariela Canessa and Matías Zalduendo, Argentina

Mariela and Matías are teachers in Argentina. It was lovely to have them stay at our place!

Mariela Canessa y Matías Zalduendo • Baracoa Cuba • Fotografía de Viaje
© Mariela Canessa y Matías Zalduendo
Mariela Canessa y Matías Zalduendo • Baracoa Cuba
© Mariela Canessa y Matías Zalduendo
Mariela Canessa y Matías Zalduendo • Baracoa • Oriente de Cuba
© Mariela Canessa y Matías Zalduendo

Brigitte Mariën, Belgium

“Baracoa is paradise on Earth! Lodged between the sea and the mountains, this authentic little town in the middle of nature is all about its nice, smiling people. Visit it once and you’ll find yourself coming back!”

Brigitte Mariën • Maguana • Baracoa Cuba
© Brigitte Mariën

Check out Brigitte’s travel photos on her Instagram.

My Family Trip, France

Family travel bloggers Aurélie and Damien kindly shared these beautiful pics of their kids exploring and enjoying Baracoa. Do check out their lovely travel blog!

My Family Trip • Baracoa Cuba
© My Family Trip
My Family Trip • Baracoa Cuba
© My Family Trip
My Family Trip • Canyon de Yumuri • Baracoa Cuba
© My Family Trip

Nana Sakaressakun, Thailand

“Baracoa is a unique place in Cuba. The town is small and laid back and it has a lot to offer – lovely beaches, hiking trails with amazing views, eco farming and very tasty food. What makes Baracoa even more special is its people.”

Nana Sakaressakun • Travel Photography • Baracoa Eastern Cuba
© Nana Sakaressakun

Nana shares her travel pictures on her Instagram account.

Cristina Curreli & Roberto Montano, Italy

Cristina and Roberto are also good friends of Baracoa, having visited the region twice!

Cristina Curreli e Roberto Montano • Travel Photo • Baracoa Cuba
© Cristina Curreli e Roberto Montano
Cristina Curreli e Roberto Montano • Travel Photography • Baracoa Cuba
© Cristina Curreli e Roberto Montano

Laurent Giusto, France

“If Cuba boasts all the ingredients to reach photographic nirvana, the perfect recipe is to be found at its Easternmost tip, in Baracoa!”

Laurent Giusto • Photo de Voyage • Boca de Miel • Baracoa Cuba
© Laurent Giusto
Laurent Giusto • Photo de Voyage • Boca de Miel • Baracoa Cuba
© Laurent Giusto

More of Laurent’s travel pictures can be enjoyed in his Instagram account.

Stefano Coltellini, Italy

The kind and knowledgeable Stefano runs a tourism company in the beautiful Tuscany region.

“The mystical, transcendent and surreal Baracoa, with its streets and corners that offer moments of lucid reality, with its vibrant and surprising natural elements linked by their own strength and delicacy, with its people, soul of this remote corner imbued with the flavor of the Caribbean.”

Stefano Coltellini • Baracoa Cuba • Travel Photography
© Stefano Coltellini

Naima Aupperle and Selma Thomaz, Brazil

“Baracoa is the most beautiful and interesting place that we visited in Cuba. This small village is tranquil yet culturally vibrant, with the friendliest people, amazing cuisine that you can’t find anywhere else and the most beautiful sightseeing. Humboldt Park is a place that you can’t miss. Take a swim in the crystal-clear waters of a river and enjoy its peacefulness surrounded by trees, birds and butterflies of all colours.”

Naima Aupperle • Travel Photo • Baracoa Cuba
© Naima Aupperle & Selma Thomaz

Francine Renaud, France

“Reaching Baracoa requires an effort. The bus trip from Santiago de Cuba via La Farola road is long yet magnificent. When we arrived, a bicitaxi took us to our casa, slowly. And there you go – the serenity, the lightness and good mood were an appéritif announcing the many other joyful moments Baracoa had reserved for us!”

Francine Renaud • Photo de Voyage • Baracoa Cuba
© Francine Renaud

Francisco Santos and María Teresa Colado, Argentina

Francisco and María Teresa are such good friends of Cuba. It was lovely to welcome them here in Baracoa!

Francisco Santos y María Teresa Colado • Foto de Viaje • Baracoa Cuba
© Francisco Santos y María Teresa Colado

Reem Attieh, Canada

“It was important for us to experience Cuba and not just the beautiful beaches. Staying in a casa allowed us to mingle with Baracoan people and see life through their eyes, to simply hang out in the square and the little park near the ocean where the kids played on the see-saw and slides… It does feel like we have left a piece of ourselves in Cuba, or perhaps, we now carry a piece of Cuba within our hearts. What a beautiful country and beautiful people.”

Reem Attieh • Travel Photo • Baracoa Cuba
© Reem Attieh

Christine Arocena, France

“Baracoa means magical beaches, the magnificent river Duaba with El Yunque on the horizon, the town with its music and delightful evenings, the cacao farms…”

Christine Arocena • Photo de Voyage • Baracoa Cuba
© Christine Arocena

Pete Currie and Charley Fleming, United Kingdom

“Baracoa has so many layers to offer from beautiful high sun skies to emerald pools & rivers all suspended in an untouched canopy of the deepest green. A warming reminder of what could be.”

Pete Currie & Charley Fleming • Travel Photo • Baracoa Cuba
© Pete Currie & Charley Fleming

Find more of Pete and Charley’s travel photos on their Instagram.

Elisa Merelli and Luciano Vianello, Italy

“With its wild and lush nature, its picture-perfect beaches, the authenticity of its people (it’s no coincidence if all of our Cuban friends are from Baracoa!) and its ever-changing sky, there’s no better place in Cuba for those who like photography. Every time we flip through our travel shots we relive moments of indescribable joy and peace and a great desire to go back there…”

Elisa Merelli e Luciano Vianello • Travel Photo • Baracoa Cuba
© Elisa Merelli e Luciano Vianello
Elisa Merelli e Luciano Vianello • Travel Photo • Baracoa Cuba
© Elisa Merelli e Luciano Vianello

Marilyne Laborde, France

“Baracoa’s skies – quite a spectacle to behold. From dawn till dusk, the sky ceaselessly offers the most magical colours. As soon as it is in place, the blue invades you. Its shades, the horizon limiting it, the clouds going about it – you bask in its softness. The sea does not disappoint, a deep blue with the little rolling waves and as the evening approaches it shines like silver. Before night comes, serenity reigns so you can savour the last of the sun rays.”

Marilyne Laborde • Photo de Voyage • Baracoa Cuba
© Marilyne Laborde

Michael Gaardestrup, Denmark

To conclude, Michael kindly offers us this unique night-time view – a full moon over Miel Bay, seen from our terraces!

Michael Gaardestrup • Travel Photography • Baracoa Cuba
© Michael Gaardestrup

Travel photography in Baracoa – a few tips in advance of your trip

  • An offline map is a great tool to help you locate sights, views and unique spots. Before you leave home for Cuba, we recommend you download the application AND the map of Cuba, which work via GPS – no need for an internet connection. If you are staying with us, we’re super happy to help you with coordinates and map marks!
  • If you are staying with us, please don’t hesitate to ask us about the dates for the wonderful upcoming folk festivals! River Toa’s rafters festival, El Jamal’s crab festival, the cacao festival…
  • Other key yearly events: check for scheduled things happening around International Workers Day, International Women’s Day, Day of The Cuban Peasant, International Day Against Homophobia, Lesbophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, etc.
  • Then there are the specifically Baracoan events (Baracoan Culture Week, Tres Players’ Festival, Kiribá and Nengón music and dance celebration, anniversary of the city’s foundation). If you are staying with us, please don’t hesitate to ask us about the dates.
  • For great, rare views, you shouldn’t hesitate to talk to local folks!
  • Here at Villa Paradiso, we are delighted to help our guests connect with the right local contacts according to each traveller’s photography interests.
  • For fauna photography, and specifically for bird photography, we recommend a 300 mm lens. For some of the tiny flora and fauna species, a macro lens might make sense too.

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Recent Comments

  • What a wonderful selection of photos to showcase the myriad of experiences one can have at Villa Paradiso in Baracoa, Cuba. I truly love Cuba, and staying with Manuel and Roberto was a trip I will never forget.

    • Thanks so much, Doreen! It was super lovely to host you here in Baracoa – we have fond memories of your visit! Sending you our warmest vibes all the way to Canada!

  • How absolutely delightful! I’m always wowed by your amazing photography and by the beauty of Baracoa. How wonderful to see photos from your guests as well. All show a different perspective and focus. The portraits are some of my favorites. Beautiful countryside populated by incredible people. I long to be among your guests one day!

    • Thanks so much, Cynthia – we’re glad you enjoyed this post! Indeed, our former guests’s photos have a added a new dimension and fresh perspectives, making the post more of a choral feature. And some of the portraits keep drawing big smiles in. our faces – such engaging pics of incredible people, as you rightly say! We look forward to the day you can come for a visit – we’re sure you’ll have a special time in our region! 🙂
      Manuel & Roberto

  • Pozo Azul sinkhole, Belete Waterfalls, and the rest of the canyon are my favourites, I think. How awesome that you got so many of your guests to contribute as well. There’s some serious talent amongst them too.

    • Thanks a lot, Stefan! Yes, it was a thrill to see some of our guests join in to celebrate Baracoa in pictures. We agree with you that some of them are pretty solid, inspired and inspiring photographers! We were fortunate to have them as part of this post!

    • Thank you, Jemma for your kind comment – we’re super glad to hear you enjoyed the post!
      All the best from Baracoa!
      Manuel & Roberto

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