Welcome to Parque Baconao

Encased in a shallow chasm fenced in by the Sierra Maestra on one side and the placid Caribbean on the other, Baconao's biodiversity is nothing short of remarkable. There are more than 1800 endemic species of flora – from craning royal palms to prickly cliffside cacti. Fauna includes many types of endangered bats and spiders.

Beaches are smaller than those on the northern coast but there's fishing and some 70 scuba-diving sites nearby, including the Guarico, a small steel wreck just south of Playa Sigua. Baconao is also famous for its crabs. From mid-March to early May, tens of thousands of large land crabs fill the coast beyond Playa Verraco.

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