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Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve

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A great nature hike … but make certain that you have a guide

… not because you cannot find your way, but to point out all of the flora and fauna that you will... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
WGibson648
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Westport, Connecticut
Worth visiting to experience the natural landscape of Cuba

An ecological reserve, there are a variety of places to visit from the pools and rocks at Banos del... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2016
Ian C
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London, United Kingdom
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A favorite bird to watch in this reserve is the fartbird, known for the unmistakable sound it makes while flying.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

… not because you cannot find your way, but to point out all of the flora and fauna that you will otherwise miss. The naturalist guide that we used is named Oriol [oriolbch@nauta.cu]. I would recommend hiking boots, but some did the trail in sneakers....More

Thank WGibson648
Reviewed December 30, 2016

An ecological reserve, there are a variety of places to visit from the pools and rocks at Banos del San Juan, to the former coffee plantation (established by French planters from Haiti) with stunning views across the valley and the natural waterfalls. A car is...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed January 5, 2016

Areas of rain forest were stripped by charcoal burners prior to the Cuban government attracting people to settle in the area to terrace and replant the hillsides. It is now a national park and appears to be pristine wilderness. The zip wire attraction was not...More

Thank laNyonsaise
Reviewed December 28, 2015

Only an hour from Habana, the property for guests is excellent and the 1000 residents of this bosphere are GR8 at sharing their experience there. The hotel & rooms are wonderful, the ice coffee delicious and it's worth the the stop.

Thank Bchgrl9
Reviewed October 6, 2015

It took us a while to find this eco tourism reserve about an hours drive from Havana on the way to Vinales. We did manage to pass the turn off to this a couple of times before we found it but we were glad we...More

2  Thank cazbatt
Reviewed March 2, 2015

Sierra del Rosario is a mountain range and a large region of tropical forests in the Pinar-del-Rio province of Cuba, to the southwest from Havana. It is easy to go to this region by highway Havana-Pinar del Rio, road is in good condition and well-signed....More

1  Thank Superkatt
Reviewed December 30, 2014

We found out about this place by accident. We were staying in Jibacoa (about 2hrs away from Las Terrazas) and our Rep didn't quite know about it. He found us a driver and off we went. Since our driver had never been there we decided...More

3  Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is one of the oldest eco tourism attractions in Cuba. It is located in Pinar del Rio, close to Havana and Vinales. We came there by Viazul bus from Vinales, two hours drive. The hikes through the jungle are amazing, rich variety of birds...More

4  Thank Eva J
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