Parque Natural Majayara
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Fábrica de Cucuruchu
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Fábrica de Chocolate
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A casual rooftop cabaret/variety show that kicks off most nights at 11pm;
Bar-Restaurante La Terraza
Up above his house on a spectaular two-level terrace decorated in quirky Afro-Caribbean style, Nilson Abad Guilaré serves some of the...
Lonely Planet review
Southeast of town in the Parque Natural Majayara are a couple of magical hikes , plus swimming and an archaeological trail in the grounds of a lush family farm. It's all a very low-key, laid-back diversion. Passing the Fuerte Matachín, hike southeast past the baseball stadium and along the dark-sand beach for 20 minutes to the Río Miel, where eager volunteers can row you across for CUC$1.
On the other side, bear left following a track up through a cluster of rustic houses to another junction. A guard-post here is sometimes staffed by an official who will collect CUC$2. Turn left again and continue along the vehicle track until the houses clear and you see a fainter single-track path leading off left to Playa Blanca , an idyllic spot for a picnic.
Staying straight on the track, you'll come to a trio of wooden homesteads. The third of these houses belongs to the Fuentes family. Do not continue alone past this point as you are entering a military zone. For a donation, Señor Fuentes will lead you on a hike to his family finca , where you can stop for coffee and tropical fruit. Further on he'll show you the Cueva de Aguas , a cave with a sparkling, freshwater swimming hole inside. Tracking back up the hillside you'll come to an archaeological trail with more caves and marvelous ocean views.