Alejandro de Humboldt National Park, Cuba

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Alejandro de Humboldt National Park is a national park in the Cuban provinces of Holguín and Guantánamo. It is named after the German scientist Alexander von Humboldt who visited the island in 1800 and 1801. The park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001 for of its size, altitude range, complex lithology, landform diversity, and wealth of endemic flora and fauna.OverviewThe rivers that flow off the peaks of the park are some of the largest in the insular Caribbean. The park is said to be the most humid place in Cuba and this causes a high biological diversity. The park has an area of 711.38km2, of which 685.72km2 land area and 22.63km2 marine area. Elevation ranges from sea level to 1168m on El Toldo Peak.16 of Cuba's 28 endemic plant species are protected in the park including such fauna as Dracaena cubensis and Podocarpus ekman. Fauna present in the park includes various species of parrots, lizards, hummingbirds, the endangered Cuban solenodon (endemic), hutia and snails.
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  • The ideal hike if you want to get to know the flora and fauna of the region. Come and discover the nature of the National Park Alejandro of Humboldt
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  • We recommend the excursion organized by Cubatur. It includes: - 2 hours of taxi back and forth - 4 hours of hiking around - 1 hour of swimming in a natural pool - 1 hour of beach - 1 English guide very interesting and competent The landscapes are beautiful. We had to go through difficult but achievable paths. Bring good walking shoes as well as water shoes to cross the many waterways. Also plan swimsuits and plenty of water. Warning: Roads are very impassable. Lovers of transport sickness will need to take a small medication.
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  • One of the most important places in terms of endemic biodiversity in the Caribbean. Very impressive!
  • Beautiful nature, endemic plants and animals. Flora and fauna there is amazing. Also opportunity to cool down swimming im the natural pools.
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