The Tropic's Green Lusta
Abundant tropical forests in the northern part of Cuba’s “far east” are surrounded by imposing mountains where coffee and cocoa grow. The southern strip of Guantánamo province along the Caribbean is semi-arid desert. And on the farthest tip is the US military base at Guantánamo Bay.
Sugar cane grows in Guantánamo's valleys and plains while on the green mountains coffee and cocoa plantations predominate. The dry south is home to Cuba's largest salt works. The village of Baracoa, the first settlement founded by Spanish conquistadors in 1511, is replete with natural and historic curiosities recently rediscovered after more than four centuries of isolation.
The Toa's Challenges
The Parra Cross
Yateras Stone Zoo
This lookout offers an expansive view of the Guantanamo Naval Base at the mouth of Guantánamo Bay.
Weather in Cuba
More than just...
Cuba is more than just the largest island in the Antilles.
It is an ontrincate archipielago comprising the main island (about two thirds the size of Florida), the Isle of Youth and about 4,195 key (cayos) and islets.
The combined surface area of these Caribbean land masses is some 110,992 square kilometers and 140 kilometers of...