I like so much the traveling blog of my friend Domingo Cuza that I
asked him a chance to publish my own pictures in it. As he kindly
accepted, I’ll take you to a very peculiar landscape regarding
Camagüey’s geography: join me in a journey to ecologic reserve
Limones-Tuabaquey, right in the middle of the Sierra de Cubitas.
The Sierra is some 40km away from the capital city, and it is one of
the few hilly types of scenery within the vast flat lands of Camagüey.
The highest elevation in the entire province, the Cerro de Tuabaquey,
is located precisely in the Sierra de Cubitas, a 330m high hill.
There are some requirements you need to fulfill before going into the
woods: strong shoes or boots, cap or hat, sun glasses, insect
repellent (optional), long sleeves shirt (preferably) water, juice or
any other hydrating liquid. Ready? Then let’s make a quick stop at the
visitor’s center and off we go into the woods.
If you love bird-watching, then you will appreciate your visit to
Limones-Tuabaquey. I had to be very fast to capture a Cuban
nightingale, the Cuban trogon was much more “understanding” and stay
still for a while. My short bird knowledge prevented me from
identifying the other bird. Do you know its name?
The guide and my friend Francisco, manager of Ecotur Travel Agency, go
ahead while a take the pictures.
and his troop. Quesada was Carlos Manuel de Céspedes´ brother in law
and was also related to Ignacio Agramonte.
The landscape enchants you with lots of ferns and logs of fallen trees.
I watched the awesome Hoyo de Bonet, an impressive 90m deep, 300m wide
karst hollow from the safety spot provided by the fence.
We came back in order to go into Cueva Santa Teresa. But first, a
hunting little snake crossed our path. It moved so fast that I
couldn’t focus well
is that you can find Cuban natives’ pictographs in it.
We have to come back some other time to climb Limones viewpoint, the
Tuabaquey Hill or admire the Paso de Lesca. Have a big hug from
Camagüey. See you!