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Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden

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Orchid overdose

If you like orchids, this is the place for you...if you are ok with it...it is still nice. The hike... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SixpackDC
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Herndon, Virginia
Treasure of a Garden

This garden is a wonderful spot to explore for an hour or so. It was built in 1943 by Tomas Felipe... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BostonTravelingMom
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Boston
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All reviews beautiful orchids pinar del rio worth a visit guided tour beautiful location exotic plants natural setting all sorts knowledgeable guide worth checking out his wife walking path nice view vinales cuba trees havana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens are located just up the road from the waterfalls. Entrance fee is 3 CUC per person. Not many orchids were out when we visited in November so on that basis wouldn’t really recommend a visit unless you like walking round non-descript gardens. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like orchids, this is the place for you...if you are ok with it...it is still nice. The hike up to the house of the guy who founded the garden is nice and at the top, you get a nice view.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This garden is a wonderful spot to explore for an hour or so. It was built in 1943 by Tomas Felipe Camacho, a member of the Cuban Society of Orchids. He owned it until his death in 1960. I am grateful that Cuba recognized this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BostonTravelingMom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Imagine this: 35,000 square meters including over 11,000 plants with 700 varieties. This place was created in 1943 by an attorney. Once his wife and daughter died, he wanted to memorialize them with this beautiful flower and plant-filled property. You are free to wander around,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pamwiltravel
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The Orchid Botanical Garden in Soroa (Orquideario de Soroa) has a stunning collection of orchids and other tropical plants.They are well kept and the garden is clean and neat. We had an English speaking guide who was quite helpful. We had two problems: 1. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MarkLinton
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Everything about this place is amazing. From the enchanted entrance, be completely aware and look all around! Orchids are placed high in trees and the lush, well thought out placement of all sorts of rare, exotic plants is nearly mesmerizing. My mom and travel companion...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

A beautiful garden with an incredible variety of orchids, but also many other plants. Our local guide was very knowledgeable, albeit a bit pompous and showing off that she knew the botanical name of EVERY plant in the place, but it was a really enjoyable...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HarveyCapeTown
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Beautiful landscapes, nice botanic garden and overall a very pleasant stop on the way to Vinales. It is good to rest a little and stretch your legs before starting your journey again.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Marco S
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Hi, me and my sisters stayed at casa Camila in Soroa a couple of months ago. We had a great stay, lovely familiy, great food. The familiy recommended the orchid garden. The garden is beautiful! The people from the house also arranged a guide for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank VST87
Reviewed August 20, 2018

entrance is 3 cuc, they only had +/- 20 flowering orchids in a covered greenhouse and some around the house it is more a botanical garden with different plants and trees

Date of experience: August 2018
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eerickson0
July 21, 2018|
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Response from photofrenetic | Reviewed this property |
There is a charge for entrance, though can't say how much as it was included in our tour and paid by the tour guide. The orchid gardens and greenhouses have a guide (included in the price) to tell you all about the orchids... More
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LaReinaMonique
January 25, 2017|
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Response from Michael O | Reviewed this property |
I was there in July and they were in full bloom. Due to the climate in Cuba they should be in bloom while you are there.
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PDXmaven
December 9, 2016|
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Response from DoctorToxic | Reviewed this property |
There was an English-speaking guide when I visited in August, who was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Allow 1-2 hours for a visit.
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