Soroa Travel Guide

  • Just one of the many gardens
    Just one of the many gardens
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  • Cuba's Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve
    Cuba's Sierra del Rosario Biosphere...
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    A photo does not do this justice
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Soroa Things to Do

  • Treks in the Biosphere Reserve

    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...

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  • Las Terrazas

    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...

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  • Waterfalls

    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.

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  • Orquidarium

    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.

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  • Taste the coconut water

    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.

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  • Soroa waterfall, dry season

    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.

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  • Soroa waterfall

    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.

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  • Walk to the top of the montain, 1 hour...

    Really nice view, may be you will be lucky and see the vultures flying around you! (not the place to have a BBQ ;) )

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  • Drink a fresh coconut inside the plant...

    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)

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Soroa Restaurants

  • Little Choice

    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.

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  • Music & open space

    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!

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    by viny32 Written Nov 8, 2004

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    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 :)

    Fun Alternatives: see up

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    by leffe3 Written Dec 7, 2002

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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.

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