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Climbing in Cuba Naturaleza

The best climbing region is the western province of Pinar del Río, primarily in Viñales Valley's National Park; the Sierra de los Organos also offers plenty of space and many routes. Other ideal climbing locations are the mountains linking Habana and Matanzas provinces, and Escaleras de Jaruco, Tapaste municipality, Habana province; the Escambray mountain range in the central part of the island, which is a little more difficult to access; and the Sierra de Cubitas, an entire mountain range stretching from the southern coast of Santiago de Cuba to Baracoa near Camagüey in the East.

Climbers are advised to bring their own sports equipment, as this type of equipment cannot be rented, a result of the country's economic situation. In case of emergencies, medical attention and communication is guaranteed throughout Cuba, except in very remote locations.

Because this is a relatively new activity for our country, some tour operators don't have much information on it. We recommend that those interested get in touch with the Cuban Speleology Association or with the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA) in order to coordinate the relevant permits for national park zones where climbing space is available.

The best season for this activity is between the months of October and April when the island's climate Cuba is relatively cooler. Humidity is very high in Cuba, making the effects of the sun more noticeable, but climbers used to scaling in tropical climes will have no problem at any time of year. Cuba's limestone is very hard and is mostly overhangs; streams and stalactites abound. Those who wish to come and explore new routes should bring stainless steel and titanium equipment and remember to respect the environment.

Bird Watching in Cienaga de Zapata

Valle Viñales

The best climbing region is the western province of Pinar del Río, primarily in Viñales Valley's National Park; the Sierra de los Organos also offers plenty of space and many routes. The routes are grouped by the principal areas: Mogote del Valle, El Palenque, La Costanera, Mogote de los Hoyos, Sierra Galeras, and Sierra Ancón ... more info.

Bird Watching in Sierra del Rosario

Escaleras de Jaruco

Escaleras Jaruco in the Tapaste municipality is an unexpected mogotes scenario, virgin mount, caves and magnificent miradors, here some 20 routes traced exist for the climbing and canyoning practices, this transforms it into a second climbing option in Cuba .... more info.

Bird Watching in Ciego de Avila

Santiago de Cuba

If you want to climb, to climb, to mount or like want to call to the ascent of blocks; we suggest you the most spectacular in the insular Caribbean located in the oriental region of the island, in Santiago de Cuba. The whole south of the county and near the coast, skirting the sheer the Sierra Mestra mountains ... more info.

 
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