Baracoa

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Baracoa may be Cuba's best kept secret. Located near the southeastern tip of the island, Baracoa is purportedly the landing spot of Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage meant to circle the globe. This alone makes it a pilgrimage spot for historians fascinated by the moment humans began to grasp the full scale of the globe and the conflicts it sparked. But Baracoa is more than just Columbus's landing spot in the America's, it also contains pristine beaches, charming architecture, and untouched wilderness. No wonder the BBC dubbed it the "paradise you haven't seen."