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...more
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...more
As the Reserve closes in the evening, you are pretty limited if you are staying within the reserve's limits. (Rancho Curujey is only open during the day). The restaurant at the hotel, if lacking something in atmosphere, was, food-wise, surprisingly good. Live music every night too - Cuban folk.more
Open to the elements timber cabin, nicely located in the middle of the Biosphere Reserve. Friendly, welcoming and live music entertainment! Simple BBQed meats and vegetables: nothing fancy but located where it is, in the miiddle of the Biosphere Reserve, you don;t really feel the need for anything more!more
the water was too dirty... the way is 20 mins long, and it's up and down. And it's 3 dollars... (with a drink) but prefer to go to the plant museum and to see the beautifull view on the top of the montain!
Unique Suggestions: don't go :)
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Favorite thing: The forestry station of Las Terrazas is orientated towards the workers in the reserve. As a centre for more natural pursuits (hiking etc) there is little in the way of commercial tourism. Boating on the lake is one option: messing about on the water is another! horseriding through the forests is on offer, but mostly the area has tracks for you to drive the car and walk through the lovely countryside.