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The city of Baracoa, in Cuba's easternmost province, Guantánamo, will host the 6th Meeting on Nature Tourism (TURNAT 2007).

Tour operators, travel agents and specialized organizations will exchange experiences on that major tourist modality.

Baracoa was chosen to host the meeting because it was the first village founded by the Spanish conquistadors (1511) in Cuba, and due to its unique natural environment.

Declared a National Monument, Baracoa has the largest biodiversity in the Cuban archipelago and the insular Caribbean region, marked by a rich endemic flora and mountainous ecosystems.

The city is near the biggest rivers in Cuba, including the Toa, which has several waterfalls, one of the most famous ones is El Saltadero, which is 17 meters high.

Baracoa's tourist attractions are complemented by the Alexander von Humboldt National Park, which is located in the Moa-Sagua-Baracoa mountain range and is part of the Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve.
Source: DTCuba

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