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Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra del Rosario

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Soroa has a tourist hotel and many <i>casas particulares</i> along the road.

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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.




Flora and fauna


Get in

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.


Get around


Roadside fruit seller, Soroa

Cascadas El Salto waterfall, Soroa

Orquideario Soroa

An orchid in the Orquideario Soroa
Soroa valley, from above the Orquideario

The most famous attraction here is the Orquideario Soroa 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.

Cascadas El Salto

The Cascadas El Salto is a beautiful 35-meter waterfall. You can swim in the pool below the falls. There's also an excellent restaurant, and a snack bar.

Mirador de Venus

Mirador de Venus trail, Soroa

This mountaintop viewpoint is a two-hour hike at an easy pace. You can rent horses if you prefer not to hike. The start is at the El Salto parking lot.

Cafetal Independencia

The ruins of the Cafetal Independencia coffee plantation are a six-hour hike from Soroa.






Soroa has a tourist hotel and many casas particulares along the road.




Stay safe

Get out

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