Hotels - Porto Santo

About  Porto Santo

Located in an extreme of the Baracoa bay at 30 km from the town. Possesses 4 two floor blocks and 24 cabins, each room has a 2 person capacity.

Rooms: 83

Restaurants and bars: 1 Restaurant and 1 Snack-bar.

Baracoa, Guantánamo

Maguana Beach

The Maguana Beach, located around 20 kilometers North from Baracoa, is the perfect sample of a tropical beach. This delightful beach is characterized not just by its reluctant white sand of its shore, but for being surrounded by palm trees and counts with quiet turquoise waters, result of the protection brought by the beautiful coral reef located very close to the coast. It is a very popular beach among the natives and the visitors. At the beach are some low scale facilities for visitors, including restaurant services and tourist villas that can be rented.

Carretera de Macizo montañoso Sagua-Baracoa, Baracoa, Guantánamo

La Farola Viaduct

La Farola is a viaduct connecting the city of Baracoa, first village in Cuba, with the rest of the cities crossing from South to North of the mountain massif of Sagua-Baracoa. The viaduct is hosted in the air at 450 meters above the sea level and it has a length of 6 kilometers which go all over the La Farola Mountain. After 20 months of construction, it ended up being opened in 1965. The scenic road has 11 bridges suspended over the abyss and is listed as one of the seven wonders of Cuban architecture. For the difficulty of its construction and the important function it fulfills by connecting and integrating with the rest of the island the city of Baracoa. Because of this, it has been declared as one of the 7 wonders of the Cuban civil engineering.

Calle Antonio Maceo No. 152, Baracoa

Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

The Cathedral "Nuestra Señora de la Asunción", arises at the beginning of the XVI century in the village of Baracoa. At that time this church was known with the name of La Iglesia Parroquial de la Villa de Baracoa. The church is best known for preserving the Cruz de la Parra that Columbus supposedly used when he came ashore in 1492 to claim Cuba for Spain and Christianity. Indeed, carbon dating has confirmed that the cross was fashioned in the late 1400s and is old enough to have been brought by the explorer. It can be stated with certainty that this is one of oldest crosses (perhaps the oldest) in the New World. 

Calle Martí y El Malecón, Baracoa

Fuerte Matachín

One of Baracoa's three fortresses, Fuerte Matachín, was completed in 1802. In 1868 it became a guard post of the Spanish army for the recognition and registry of all those entering and departing from the city. After the installation of the pseudo-Republic, it was used firstly as a bastion against the pirates and later was used by the Spanish as a prison. Today it houses the Museo Histórico Matachín, whose displays discuss the city's history, including its Taíno roots. There are examples of Taíno pottery, sculpture, and other artifacts; exhibits on famous citizens; and displays explaining the community's role in the wars for independence and the Revolution.

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