Bike or hike through the “rainbow of Cuba”
As beautiful and interesting as Havana is, there’s so much more to Cuba that’s worth seeing, too. One such place is Soroa -- a reserve in the Sierra del Rosario mountain range -- known for its towering trees, birdwatching, 20K-plus different kinds of flowers, 350-plus types of orchids, the Salto de Soroa and Salto Los Manantiales waterfalls, crystalline pools perfect for swimming, the Medieval-style “Castle in the Clouds,” nearby coffee plantations, Roman baths, and the ecological town of La Rosita. Adding to its fame, Sierra del Rosario is actually Cuba’s first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the highest part of the greater Cordillera de Guaniguanico range, and before it was a reserve, it was an artists’ colony. While you enjoy the area’s cooler weather, lack of crowds, unbelievable views, and Soroa’s most popular activity, bike riding, open art studios will remind you where this special spot came from.