Visit the eastern tip of Cuba
More tourists are visiting Cuba, but not many of them travel to the eastern part of the country.
Baracoa is an almost unspoiled colonial village surrounded by secluded beaches and virgin rainforest, away from the tourist throngs.
Due to its geographic isolation, Baracoa is just beginning to be discovered by tourists who venture to this remote northeastern corner of the island.
It was visited by Admiral Christopher Columbus in 1492, and then founded by the first governor of Cuba, the Spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar on August 15, 1511. It is the oldest Spanish settlement in Cuba and was its first capital. Its nickname Ciudad Primada means “First City”.
While 2016’s Hurricane Matthew hit Baracoa hard, the town is already on the rebound.