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[[Image:Orchid.jpg|thumb|200px|An orchid in the Orquideario Soroa]]
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[[Image:SoroaView.JPG|thumb|200px|Soroa valley, from above the Orquideario]]
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[[Image:SoroaFruitStand.JPG|thumb|200px|Roadside fruit seller, Soroa]]
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[[Image:SoroaHike.JPG|thumb|200px|Mirador de Venus trail, Soroa]]
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[[Image:CascadasElSalto.JPG|thumb|200px|Cascadas El Salto waterfall, Soroa]]
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[[Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra del Rosario]] This is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, covering 25,000 hectares (61,775 acres) of the Sierra del Rosario mountains. The village of Soroa, 87 kilometers west of Havana, is in the Biosphere Reserve. The most famous attraction here is the Orquideario Soroa, which is the world's second-biggest orchid garden, with 700 species. You can also hike up the road behind the Orquideario to a ruined mansion and a view of the valley. Another attraction is the Mirador de Venus, a mountaintop viewpoint. The hike took about two hours at an easy pace. Afterwards you can swim below the Cascadas El Salto waterfall. The restaurant is excellent. There's also a six-hour hike to the ruins of the Cafetal Independencia coffee plantation. Soroa has a tourist hotel and many <i>casas particulares</i> along the road.
  
 
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Revision as of 22:54, 29 June 2008

Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra del Rosario is in Pinar del Río province of Cuba. It's not a national park but is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It consists of 25,000 hectares (61,775 acres) of the Sierra del Rosario mountains. The principal sites in the reserve are Soroa and Las Terrazas.

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Las Terrazas is about 70 kilometers west of Havana. Viazul has bus service from Havana, and on to Pinar del Río and Viñales.

Soroa is 87 kilometers west of Havana.

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An orchid in the Orquideario Soroa
File:SoroaView.JPG
Soroa valley, from above the Orquideario
File:SoroaFruitStand.JPG
Roadside fruit seller, Soroa
File:SoroaHike.JPG
Mirador de Venus trail, Soroa
Cascadas El Salto waterfall, Soroa

Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra del Rosario This is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, covering 25,000 hectares (61,775 acres) of the Sierra del Rosario mountains. The village of Soroa, 87 kilometers west of Havana, is in the Biosphere Reserve. The most famous attraction here is the Orquideario Soroa, which is the world's second-biggest orchid garden, with 700 species. You can also hike up the road behind the Orquideario to a ruined mansion and a view of the valley. Another attraction is the Mirador de Venus, a mountaintop viewpoint. The hike took about two hours at an easy pace. Afterwards you can swim below the Cascadas El Salto waterfall. The restaurant is excellent. There's also a six-hour hike to the ruins of the Cafetal Independencia coffee plantation. Soroa has a tourist hotel and many casas particulares along the road.

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