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Location and access to Baracoa

04/01/2010 21:34 Eliannis Legrá Rodríguez 6817
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The municipality of Baracoa is located at the north of the province of Guantánamo, very close to the eastern end of the island of Cuba.

Located on the opposite side of the Atlantic Ocean, the territory has land boundaries with other municipalities of Guantánamo: Maisí to the southeast, Imías and San Antonio del Sur to the southwest, and Yateras and Moa to the west and, the latter belonging to the province of Holguin.

The territory occupies an area of 976, 6 square kilometers and reaches its greatest extension from east to west between the river mouths of Yumurí, to the east, and Jiguaní, to the west. It is the largest municipality in the province of Guantánamo and it covers 15.3 percent of the province.

The municipality is connected to the province through Guantánamo -Baracoa provincial road, which includes the La Farola viaduct, a beautiful route with a valuable scene that is dimensioned in areas of great contrasts.

The Baracoa-Moa highway enables the communication with the northern part of the country.

Baracoa-Maisí-Cajobabo route is not frequently used to enter or leave the city, but it is of a high tourist interest.

The local airport allows the air communication with the rest of the country, although there are only regular flights to Havana.

The First Village is a small harbor located in Baracoa’s bay, the first one the island has entering by the snout of the alligator (the shape the island has in a map).