The Far Cry series has never been lacking in things to do and missions to complete, and Far Cry 6 is no different. The world of Yara is a sprawling open-world environment that's filled to the brim with larger-than-life characters, a dozen military targets and operations, and even treasure hunts.
While the choice is yours when it comes to exploring Yara, the regions operate based on a rank system, meaning some will be more difficult to face first than others. Therefore, we have provided you with a guide on how to tackle Yara's map, region by region!
Isla Santuario is your starting region and just north of the island is a much smaller one, home of Libertad HQ. Isla Santuario is where your Far Cry 6 story begins and the small island - Libertad Island - is essentially your base that you can return to whenever as you recruit more fighters for Libertad. While you don't spend much time on this island whatsoever, it's definitely nice to venture back to Isla Santuario or Libertad HQ sometimes when you're tired of being swamped by enemy soldiers and need to explore stress-free.
Of the three main regions where you spend most of your time, you will find yourself in Madrugada first. It can be tempting to go off roaming, but we recommend spending some time here before you move on. Madrugada is the tobacco farming region and is home to the Viviro plantation that is so central to Far Cry 6's story and Anton Castillo's regime.
In this region, you will encounter many tobacco farmers but more importantly, the Montero family, whose ties to Yara run incredibly deep. You will be brought to the Montero Farm in Mogote Foothills, and it is here where you can begin to expand your first Guerilla Camp. We recommend building a Hideout Network, so later down the line, you can fast travel between regions with ease. If fast travel isn't for you, however, and you'd rather explore, then the Guerrilla Garrison is the next best way to begin building your camp so you can be armed with the best weapons for your journey.
This region is arguably the best for starting your time in Yara, with nothing being too tricky to tackle. Also, you are able to unlock the adorable Amigo - Chorizo - as a part of the questline during your time here.
Valle De Oro
After your time in Madrugada comes to a close, we recommend heading to Valle De Oro next. This region is full of Yaran youth, some of which are a rap crew known as Maximas Matanzas, led by Talia and Paolo.
Just as you fought to get the Montero family to support yourself and Libertad in your fight for freedom from Castillo, you will now be doing the same with the youths of Yara, completing operations alongside them to show them that they need to join you. The characters in this region are incredibly colorful, so you're bound to have fun while doing so.
In this region, the main villain you'll find yourself coming up against is Maria Marquessa - the Minister of Culture. As the story of Valle De Oro unfolds, you'll soon learn that Marquessa is a major problem. Additionally, Valle De Oro is home to another Amigo for you to unlock: Boom Boom. We expand more on how to unlock him here.
In El Este, unruly students and respected Legends of past revolutions collide with each other. This region is particularly consumed by more jungles and mountains, so that Wingsuit you should have unlocked in Madrugada is definitely going to come in handy.
Your journey in El Este will require you to work with the two groups, bring them together, and bring them to fight alongside Libertad. The first group is the Legends of '67 who live high up in the mountains, and once led a revolution against Castillo's father. The second is La Moral, led by Yelena and Jonrón, the youths of El Este. These two groups don't particularly get along, so it's your job to encourage them to work together to be able to overthrow Anton Castillo alongside the other important freedom fighters you've recruited so far.
Also, it is in El Este where you'll be able to unlock the badass, punk rooster who goes by the name of Chicharrón. He is an absolute murder machine, and the quests required to unlock him are particularly fun, so we recommend taking some time out of your journey for freedom to go and seek Chicharrón out. We've got more guidance on how to unlock him here.
As the capital of Yara, Esperanza is under a very strict military lockdown. This is because it is where Anton Castillo and Diego, his son, reside. You may recall that at the very beginning of Far Cry 6, this is where your story began during your initial attempt, as Dani Rojas, to escape Yara. However, that didn't quite go to plan.
With this region being home to Far Cry 6's antagonist, you can imagine that it is heavily patrolled by enemy soldiers and things here can be rather tough for you as a guerrilla fighter. We don't recommend entering Esperanza until the main story operations tell you to do so. Yet, if you ignore the military lockdown, Esperanza is a beautiful region to explore when you finally get there.
That's the order we recommend when it comes to exploring each region of Yara. Taking into account the rank system that Far Cry 6 has, you'll also find that operations will get trickier as you go from region to region in this way. We certainly wish you luck on your fight to free Yara from Castillo, and if you want to travel the regions in true style and take in the scenery, we have a quick guide on how to unlock Yara's Rides for you too.