|Location & how to get there
Located around 545 miles (880 km) east of Havana, Santiago de Cuba is linked to the rest of the island by road, rail, air and sea. Its Antonio Maceo International Airport is one of the best in the Caribbean, and it also has a port at which cruise ships put in and a marina (at 20 58'N. latitude, 75 52.3'W. longitude
What to do
Activities in Baconao preserve of the biosphere an enormous natural park just a few minutes drive from the city of Santiago de Cuba include snorkeling, scuba diving (starting with beginners courses), windsurfing, kayaks, sailing, pedal boating, fresh water sports fishing, horseback riding on mountain paths, boating, swimming both in the sea and swimming pools, electronic and table games, tennis, basketball, beach volleyball, cycling and hiking. In the evenings there is entertainment in bars, around swimming pools and in discotheques, and the nearby city offers even more options.
The park has an area calles Valley of Prehistory, which contains life-size statues of prehistoric animals and men. Other attractions include and old car museum.
Accommodation & Facilities
There are several 3- and 4 star hotels at Baconao beach, all on the coast or at the beaches. The hotels services include buffet and sit-down restaurants featuring different kind of cuisines; grills, bars, swimming pools, jacuzzi's, games rooms, gear for land sports and for scuba diving and for other water sports, cabarets, discotheques, dance classes, doctors on call 24 hours a day, taxis, barbershops, beauty parlors, laundries and dry cleaners, safe and shops.