On the edge of Baracoa town, accessible by a winding drive or climb up 85 steps – but the view is worth it.
Rooms at El Castillo
The rooms are simply furnished and are fairly spacious – most are either twin or triple bed but there are also two rooms with double beds. All are equipped with air conditioning, a fridge and safe and have private bathrooms.
Food and facilities
El Castillo has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sip mojitos and relish the glorious view by the outdoor swimming pool or hotel bar, Yumuri.
Activities at El Castillo
Baracoa is home to some of Cuba’s most extraordinary natural scenery, including the domineering El Yunque which can be seen from El Castillo. Climb to the top of this table-top mountain and look out for the biodiverse wildlife on your way; pass fragrant coffee and chocolate plantations that cling to the hillside; and explore the regional rivers of Duaba, Miel, Yumurí and Toa. In town, peek into Fuerte Matachín – an old fort that showcases the history of Baracoa including its passion for chocolate, kiriba music and Che Guevara, no less.