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El Yunque

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Baracoa, Cuba
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Cagliari, Italy
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Anybody visiting Baracoa should hike El Yunque. The area is very tropical, and the vegetation very thick, so access to the park is only allowed with one of the guides. The hike starts at the visitors centre, and before reaching a sort of trail, it is necessary to cross the river: if you are lucky, you may find a cayuca (a bamboo made kind of boat) to reach the other side, if not, you will have to take your shoes off and cross it on foot.

It is a hard hike, although too long: less than 2 hours to get to the top, and roughly the same amount of time to go down. However, the humidity and heat make it hard to breathe and since it rains every day the trail is very muddy and slippery. Make sure to wear hiking boots and a swim suit as on the way back you can go to the lovely waterfalls to swim in the natural pools.

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