Villa Paradiso

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

Tag: Trails

Trails


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]