"Baracoa is a municipality and city in Guantánamo Province near the eastern tip of Cuba.

It was founded by the first governor of Cuba, the Spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar in August 15 of 1511. It is the oldest Spanish settlement in Cuba and was its first capital (the basis for its nickname Ciudad Primera, "First City").

Baracoa is located on the spot where Christopher Columbus landed in Cuba on his first voyage. It is thought that the name stems from the indigenous Arauaca language word meaning "the presence of the sea."

Baracoa lies on the Bay of Honey (Bahía de Miel) and is surrounded by a wide mountain range (including the Sierra del Purial), which causes it to be quite isolated, apart from a single mountain road built in the 1960s."
[cited: Wikipedia 2013]


All photographic content on this website is copyright and owned by ©Microcosm Photography - Lorraine Susak [Weitzel]. If you would like to utilize any of my photographs and/or images for personal or commercial purposes, please contact me for further details and written permission. All Rights Reserved.


“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” ~Ansel Adams

Baracoa to Hogluin; Cuba

6 photos
Baracoa to Hogluin; Cuba

Baracoa, Cuba

9 photos
Baracoa, Cuba