Soroa: 87km (54 miles) W of Havana; San Diego de los Baños: 120km (75 miles) W of Havana
The mountainous region between Havana and Pinar del Río is another prime destination in the country's budding ecotourism industry. With both the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve and La Güira National Park, as well as ecotourism projects in Soroa and at Las Terrazas, the area offers a wealth of opportunities to explore the flora and fauna of Cuba's inland mountain forests. Add the sulfurous mineral springs of San Diego de los Baños into the mix, and you've got the perfect recipe for some nature-based rest and relaxation.
Sierra del Roasario Biosphere Reserve -- Declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 1985, the 25,000-hectare (61,776-acre) Sierra del Rosario encompasses a mountainous area of rapidly recovering, secondary tropical deciduous forests, cut with numerous rivers and waterfalls. Nearly 100 species of birds can be spotted here, including over half of Cuba's 22 endemic species....more local info
This is the principal hotel in Las Terrazas and the nicest ecolodge in Cuba. The first-floor rooms have vaulted redbrick ceilings, while those...
The clean and compact rooms at this mini-resort are not nearly as nice as those at Hotel Moka; however, the best rooms are those set up the stairs...