Before you opens a beautiful opportunity to discover the nature and Ecological Cuba Tour to Baracoa. This park where you will walk “Alejandro de Humboldt Park” is recognized since 2001 as a World Heritage Site. This Cuban region has the peculiarity that it has more than 12 rivers and 15 other tributaries.
In this reserve there are living fossils that you can capture with your lens if you put enough attention. Among the name of the elusive is almiquí and together with the lineated woodpecker and the caguarero sparrowhawk are in danger of extinction.
This park is located in the Cuchillas del Toa biosphere reserve. The reserve holds the title of World Heritage since 2001 and is almost a third of the territory of Baracoa. It is 37 km from Baracoa in the direction of Holguín. Being located north of the municipality, during the transfer you can enjoy an excellent landscape. It is a crossing of two rivers: one with history and the other with a large flow. From views to the bays of Maraví, Navas, Maguana and Cay Güin.
The exorbitant variety of trees and small mangroves near the coast stands out in the Alejandro de Humboldt park. Several investigations developed for the signaling of the park come from the brotherhood with the Humboldt University in Berlin. It is also the starting point for a long and attentive walk.
With the town of Santa María welcoming you, the trek begins crossing the river of the same name. It will be 11 km in which you will try to see endemic species and some of those that are threatened. Among the most elusive is the almiquí, a living Cuban fossil. On the other hand it is safer to listen or see parrots, some tocororo, a carpenter or even a restless zunzuncito. After having walked for so long, your body will appreciate a bath time at El Majá waterfall. A waterfall of 5 meters and when leaving the possibility of enjoying a freshly brewed coffee or chocolate.
To return we will take another path that will allow us to reach a beach that has an interesting coral barrier. In its sands and turquoise waters you can rest or bathe, but you will be, without doubt, alienated. It will be a time to rethink everything you have seen and how it helps you in your life.
To our clients we recommend light and light colored clothes, common in the tropics. Also use hats, caps, sunscreen, mountain tennis or comfortable shoes and closed, suitable for long walks. We suggest you bring a bathing suit, other sandals, a raincoat or umbrella in case it rains and water. Sun glasses, sweets, proteins, some light foods and plenty of water. Remember that in a trip the camera is essential.