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Pan de Matanzas - Corral Nuevo, 375 Meter
Pan de Matanzas
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davidcalas seit 29.09.2006
Pan de Matanzas mountain is located at about 10 km SW from the city of Matanzas. It is the highest point in the valley “Valle de Yumurí” and rises up to 375 metres asl. 1500 meters north from it’s base is Corral Nuevo town, the home of about 50 families. In the town could be found a cafeteria, telephone, and medical assistance. There is also signal for mobile phones and a stop for the train “Tren de Hershey” which travels from Havana to Matanzas starting from Casa Blanca.
The Valle de Yumurí is always working good for the thermal activity. The cloud base use to stay over 900 meters asl. The slope is SE oriented, but is also possible to take off with E wind. There are landing areas very close to the mountain but it worth to work a little in order to land near the town.
Corral Nuevo may be accessed by train or car but to drive to the take off a 4x4 vehicle is needed, the road to the top is in good shape but too steep in some parts. This is a good site for XC flights.