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Moa is a town in the Holguín Province in the eastern part of Cuba.


Moa is neither a fancy nor an in any way touristic town. It is mainly "famous" for its surrounding nickel mines, where many of the local people of Moa are employed. Most foreigners passing by or taking a stop at Moa are coming from or going to Baracoa.

Get in[edit]

The road between Moa and Baracoa is a potholed mess (you'll find your bus (or car or taxi) swinging back and forth to dodge them all, maybe occasionally leaving the road), and after the park it's even worse. However, as of December 2017, the road from Baracoa to Moa can be done in 1½ hr. The road is unpaved, but accessible. Along the way you will pass dirty nickel mines on red colored roads, a landscape most tourist officials probably do not want you to see.

By bus[edit]

  • Baracoa – There is at least one daily bus between Moa and Baracoa (~US$). The journey generally takes around 3 hr.

By colectivo[edit]

  • Sagua de Tánamo – There are shared taxis from Sagua de Tánamo for CUP30, which take about 30 min.

By car[edit]

From Baracoa, take the unpaved road towards Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt and past the park.

Get around[edit]

Walking is the best way to discover Moa. The well-known bici-taxis and regular taxis are however available as well.


There is not much to see in Moa, except for the surrounding nickel mines and the red dirt everywhere.

  • 1 Monument (In the north eastern part of the town).


  • Make an overnight stop on your way to or from Baracoa and Holguín
  • Walk around the town to see the typical soviet-style concrete buildings


  • 1 Cadeca. Exchange your money here


The usual kind of various street food stalls also exist in Moa.

  • 1 El Rápido. This is probably the best restaurant option in town besides the food stalls.


  • 1 Espigon. This bar at the end of the stop ridge north east of town allows for a drink.


Not many options exist for an overnight stop, so it might be better not to get stuck here.

  • 1 Miraflores (Islazul) (North west of the center). This shabby and worn-down hotel is probably the only tourist accommodation in town. It got air con, but don't expect toilet seats. The price includes a marginal breakfast. ~US$32/46 (low/high season).
  • 2 Casas Particulare (near the round-about in the center). At the river bridge there is a sign saying restaurant and accommodation. Probably the only cheaper option besides Miraflores.

Go next[edit]

At least one daily but packed and 3-hr journey bus runs between Baracoa and Moa.

You might have more luck regarding transport to and from Holguín.

This city travel guide to Moa is a usable article. It has information on how to get there and on restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.