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Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is variably defined either as being a region of the Americas in its own right or as the southern portion of North America. Physiographically, Central America is a tropical isthmus that connects North and South America. It includes 7 countries and many small offshore islands. Overall, the land is fertile and rugged, and dominated through its heart by a string of volcanic mountain ranges with a few active volcanos.

Baracoa is a municipality in Guantanamo province in Cuba, near the eastern tip. It was founded by the first governor of Cuba Spanish conquistador Diego Velazquez in 1511. It is assumed that the name stems from a native word meaning close to the sea. Baracoa lies on the Bahia de Miel and is surrounded by a wide mountain range, apart from a single mountain road that was built in the 1960's. The original inhabitants of the island were Taino. It is Cuba's main chocolate manufacturing area. Baracoa has some very typical dishes, such as Cucurucho, a mix of coconut and lots of sugar and other ingredients like orange, guava and pineapple and wrapped in a palm leaf. Baracoa can be reached by bus from Santiago de Cuba or by plane from Havana.

A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages, Baracoa is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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