There are heaps of walks to be taken in the Reserve, many of them starting at Las Terrazas. It'll cost you US$3 to drive in (unless you are staying at Hotel Moka). There are many ruins in the hills - namely coffee plantations - which you can walk to, but make life easier and park/drive. The hills behind Moka rise to 560metres, those opposite are lower lying - 380 metres. You get great views over the town looking across to Loma del Salon (highest point).
Built in 1971 as a forestry and soil conservation station, the small town is the main centre for the Biosphere Reserve and accommodation if you want to stay in the Biosphere. It's a well laid out little town centred round a lake. In addition to the superb Hotel Moka (see separate tip), you'll find a couple of restaurants, rowing on the lake, horse treks thorugh the biosphere and numerous walks /drives into the Reserve beginning at the town.
A botanic study centre for the raising of orchids (and other flora) is based in Soroa and is open to the public. Some 700 orchids are reared here, 250+ native to Cuba. Its a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours wondering through the grounds.
The water inside the coconuts is totally safe and clean. It works good for your kidneys. After drinking the ater, ask anyone to open the conconut and eat the white interior, isvery good. also with this white "meat" U can do coconut sweeet, tipycal in Cuba.
A 15 meters high waterfall worht seeying in rainy season.I enjoy very much this place each time I goto Soroa. On dry season is small but nevertheless always a good place to refresh and swimm a litle bit. Take car becasue the rock are covered with moss and U could felt down.
Directly across the road from the Orquidarium is an old water mill and a lovely tree-covered walk along a stream to a series of small waterfalls.
This last time I was in Soroa was with the Vt member Laloz, his daughter and my girlfriend Galia. Compare this pic with the previous one. Whe went on dry season so the small stream was almost dry.
Really nice view, may be you will be lucky and see the vultures flying around you! (not the place to have a BBQ ;) )
It's so nice to stop and enjoy the nature, drinking a fresh coconut in this place.
Choose the coconut WITH Ron (rhum) it's really really nice! (2 dollars)
There you could discover many different kind of plant, from every part of the world ... it's really nice