Welcome to Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt
Perched above Bahía de Taco, 40km northwest of Baracoa, lies 600-odd sq km of pristine forest and 2641 hectares of lagoon and mangroves. With 1000 flowering plant species and 145 ferns, it's the Caribbean's most diverse plant habitat. The toxic nature of the underlying rocks in the area has forced plants to survive by adaptation. As a result, 70% of the plants are endemic, as are nearly all 20 species of amphibians, 45% of the reptiles and many birds. Endangered bird species include Cuban Amazon parrots, hook-billed kites and ivory-billed woodpeckers.