Maps of the Baracoa Area

Baracoa is a very historic town, located on the northern coast, near the northeastern corner of the Island of Cuba, in the easternmost Province of Guantanamo.

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(above adapted from the World Fact Book)

TRAVEL NOTE FOR TRAVELERS TO BARACOA:

THE TOWN OF BARACOA CAN BE REACHED EITHER FROM SANTIAGO DE CUBA, VIA GUANTANAMO, OR FROM HOLGUIN, VIA MOA (OVER A ROUGH ROAD – NO VIAZUL BUSSES TRAVEL THIS ROAD) .  VIAZUL BUS DEPARTURES FROM SANTIAGO DE CUBA TO BARACOA CAN BECOME FULL IN HIGH SEASON.  TOURISTS PLANNING TO TRAVEL TO BARACOA FROM SANTIAGO DE CUBA ON VIAZUL IN HIGH SEASON MAY WISH TO RESERVE A SEAT IN ADVANCE.  ACCESS VIA HOLGUIN AND MOA CAN BE WITH LOCAL COLLECTIVE JEEPS, PRIVATE TAXI OR WITH A GAVIOTA CHARTERED BUS THAT RUNS ON WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS IN HIGH SEASON (SUBJECT TO DEMAND)..

THE LOCAL AIRPORT (“GUSTAVO RIZO”) IS SERVED BY REGULAR CHARTER FLIGHTS FROM HAVANA AND HOLGUIN BY AEROCARIBBEAN AND AEROGAVIOTA SEVERAL TIMES PER WEEK.  INTERESTED TRAVELERS MAY CONSULT ONE OF THE LOCAL TRAVEL AGENTS OR INQUIRE WITH CUBANA DE AVIACION (CALLE MARTI AND CIRO FRIAS) IN BARACOA.

Tourist Map with Main Roads and Features

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NOTE:

IN THE DEVASTATION INFLICTED UPON THE BARACOA AREA BY HURRICANE MATTHEW, IN OCTOBER 2016, THE BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER TOA (ON THE NORTH SHORE,  JUST WEST OF  THE TOWN) WAS TAKEN OUT AND A TEMPORARY BRIDGE HAS JUST BEEN PUT IN PLACE, AS OF LATE DECEMBER 2016.  FOR THIS REASON, REGULAR VEHICLE AND BICYCLE TRAFFIC TO BARACOA VIA MOA, ALONG THE NORTH SHORE, IS ONCE AGAIN POSSIBLE, AS OF LATE DECEMBER 2016.  THIS ALSO MEANS THAT MAGUANA BEACH WILL ALSO BE ACCESSIBLE VIA THE SAME ROAD, VIA CAR OR MOUNTAIN BIKE.

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Below is link to a video of crossing the new provisional bridge/causeway over the Toa :

Map of the Baracoa Town

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Links to other resources :

Google Earth can be helpful – click here

Mapsofworld.com’s Baracoa Map

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