If you are looking for a really different outdoor experience in Cuba but at low cost, you should consider Cabanas Campismo Yacabo Abajo. Set in a tropical area that quickly goes from palm trees to cacti, there is nowhere else like this on the island.
Though close to the Caribbean Sea, Yacabo Abajo is in one of Cuba’s few semi-desert areas & provides fascinating natural trails which will delight intrepid outdoor adventurers & amateur photographers alike.
There are plenty of hiking & horse trails, while this mountainous area also has renowned mountain biking routes. These are great ways to see the area, though it is recommended to check hiring availability when booking. For the less active traveller there is also a nearby beach. As with most campismo sites, facilities are limited, though there is a snack bar & restaurant as well as a communal games room & TV lounge.
If you want to see a really unique part of Cuba, unspoiled by tourism & at limited cost, you should try Cabanas Campismo Yacabo Abajo (& remember your camera!)
The Imias City is sheltered on all sides by impressive mountains. Only two deep narrow passes, cut by the Rio Yacabo to the West, & the Rio Imias to the East allow passage. This extremely remote city could be described as quaint if it wasn't so orderly & composed. Old guard music & announcements from huge tannoys are piped down the main streets. Imias is a fascinating quick stop for basic supplies; but you might leave behind a niggling regret that you didn't stay & explore longer.
The folk dance La Guanajá is unique to the mountainous Imías region. Imias stages the street comedy play, El Berraco (The Boar), 16 August or 11 April, starting in the El Salao neighbourhood.
The small Yacabo Abajo settlement runs along the base of the fertile Rio Yacabo valley, till the Playa Yacabo beach. Yacabo Arriba is higher up the valley.
The Cajobabo beach is the place of the historic landings of José Martí and Máximo Gómez on the 10th April 1895 during the fight for Cuban Independance. The Playita de Cajobabo landing was the start of Martí's march that became known as the "Route to Glory".
Today Cajobabo, of about 2000 scattered inhabitants, is an unspoilt forgotten backwater. As such a perfect place to stop, swim and chillout between Baracoa and Guantanamo. If you can navigate the road to the second beach to the East, just the other side of a small headland, you might find you will have it all to yourself.