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Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt

Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt © Antonio Nunez Jimenez
Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt © Antonio Nunez Jimenez

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in the Cuban provinces of Holguín and Guantánamo, featuring impressive flora and fauna, such as parrots, lizards and hummingbirds unique to the area. The amount of endemic species in the park has made it one of the most valuable areas in the world for research and conservation. Its extreme humidity and incredibly varied topography are what make it so hospitable to the magnificent diversity of species. It's widely hailed as the most important nature reserve in the Caribbean, remaining unspoilt by human settlement. A guide is compulsory when touring the reserve, and tourists find it hard to resist its pristine waterfalls and stunning natural rock pools.