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Caribbean in Parque Baconao

Finca el Porvenir

Situated on the left of the main road about 4km east of El Oasis, this Palmares-run finca knocks out no-frills comida criolla with a great swimming pool and horseback-riding excursions. Dining selection is sparse bu…
Amusement Park in Parque Baconao

Valle de la Prehistoria

The oddest in a plethora of bizarre attractions in Parque Baconao, this Cuban Jurassic Park mixes giant Apatosauruses with concrete cavemen and women, no matter that 57 million years separated their existence. Take …
Gallery in Parque Baconao

Comunidad Artística Verraco

Ten kilometers past the Playa Daiquirí turn-off lies another village of painters, ceramicists and sculptors who maintain open studios (turn-off unsigned). Here you can visit the artists and buy original works of art…
Lake in Parque Baconao

Laguna Baconao

At Laguna Baconao, 2km northeast of Los Corales, you'll find a restaurant, rowboats for hire and several short lakeside hikes, plus a forlorn-looking zoo with crocodiles and the like. The lake supposedly contains 'w…
Museum in Parque Baconao

Museo Nacional de Transporte Terrestre

Anywhere besides Cuba, this alfresco car museum 2km east of Valle de la Prehistoria would impress. There's Benny Moré's 1958 Cadillac, the Chevrolet Raúl Castro got lost in on the way to Moncada Barracks and Cuban s…
Park in Parque Baconao

Exposición Mesoamericana

Every Cuban resort area seems to have an attraction replicating indigenous scenes. Here it's the Exposición Mesoamericana, just east of Club Amigo Carisol – Los Corales. Indigenous cave art from Central and South Am…
Ranch in Parque Baconao

Fiesta Guajira

Situated in the El Oasis artists' community, this Ecotur-run finca (farm) formerly ran rodeos but post-hurricane is focused round a rustic restaurant, and a cockpit.
Caribbean in Parque Baconao

Fiesta Guajira

Once a rodeo; now mainly just a restaurant serving comida criolla (typical Cuban food).
Beach in Parque Baconao

Playa Daiquirí

Entry to this landmark is prohibited. The main US landings during the Spanish-Cuban-American War took place on June 24, 1898, at this beach, 2km down a side road from the Museo Nacional de Transporte Terrestre. They…
Farm in Parque Baconao

Criadero de Cocodrilos

At the Laguna Baconao, 2km northeast of Los Corales, you’ll find the Criadero de Cocodrilos, a dozen crocodiles kept in pens below a restaurant, plus other caged animals such as lizards and jutías (tree rats). Horse…