Up early in the morning and off to the biological reserve – The Culture of Cocoa. Beautiful jungle and farm combined. Lots of flowers and fruits. The local guide showed us the cocoa processing process – very friendly and knowledgeable. He loved to pose for photos! Came across pineapples growing and most were amazed that they were really just shrubs. We ended up with a great cup of hot chocolate and a view of a pig being roasted in an open “tent.”
Finally back at Baracoa we stopped in a hotel and swam in the pool while having some drinks at the swim up bar. Later that evening we had a really salty dinner with the worst flan I have ever tasted at the home stay then went wandering the town. I bought a domino set and a small carving of Hatuey after some heavy bargaining. We met up with the group and listened to music and drank rum until late in the evening. All outside in the sweltering heat.