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Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra del Rosario

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Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra del Rosario

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Roadside fruit seller, Soroa

The 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


Orquideario Soroa

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

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

Cascadas El Salto waterfall, Soroa

The Cascadas El Salto is a beautiful 35-meter waterfall. You can swim in the pool below the falls.

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.




There's an excellent restaurant and a snack bar at the Cascadas El Salto. If you're served by the waitress named "Pupy," pronounced "poopy," be sure to explain to your Cuban friends at the table, or at least the ones under twelve, what this means in English.




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



Stay safe

Get out

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