The nature tourism, leisure modality that wins each time more prominence in the largest of the Antilles, has in the western province of Artemis to one of their strongholds, with unique attractions that mark patterns in the archipelago.
In that environment stresses Soroa - also called the rainbow of Cuba-, located just 70 kilometers from the capital and it boasts on their premises a beautiful waterfall of 22 meters of height that constitutes an invitation to refresh at any time of year.
One of the elevations surrounding the site, called mogotes by the rounded shape of its top, serves the time of mirador, with a view that allows to contemplate landscapes of incomparable beauty, with numerous birds and plants, many of them endemic to the area.
The tourism account at that site with the services of Villa Soroa, complemented with a pleasant microclimate, valuable natural resources and historical and cultural, in particular its diverse flora and fauna. The deal includes horseback riding and various modalities of trekking, as well as tours of ruins of French coffee plantations of the nineteenth century, the Bayate River and the Peasant Community The Brujito-La Comadre.
The natural environment of the place opens in addition to initiatives such as cycling and mountaineering, with walks along the banks of the river springs and bathrooms unique in the call poza of Love. Also, vacationers have access to a varied gastronomic offer in the restaurants of the resort, joined the special offer of mineral and medicinal baths in swimming pools with thermal waters collective.
Between the fauna of the region stands out in particular one of the world's tiniest frogs, in addition to that have been reported around 80 types of birds, many of them endemic of Cuba and in particular highlighted the Tocororo, symbol of the island. However, fame comes from his orchid house, with flowers from all parts of the world deployed in 35 thousand square meters hosting more than 20 thousand plants of 700 species, while account with thousands of copies of ferns and woodlands that make it a unique site of the Sierra del Rosario, world biosphere reserve. The first variety of that plant came to Soroa in 1948, imported by the then owner of the place - the wealthy Spanish Tomás Felipe Camacho -, then considered the person with the highest knowledge in Cuba on this fascinating world of colors and fragrances.
The area also hosts to the community of Las Terrazas, displays of sustainable development of tourism, where is located the Hotel Moka, raised in the valley of San Juan at the foot of the Hill of the lounge with a style that favors the respect to the flora. Since the establishment are walking the paths The Serafina, Las Delicias, The Terracero and the stool, coupled with the possibility of diving in the crystal clear waters of San Juan and Bayate. Also, this Rancho Curujey, one of the most attractive restaurants and relaxing thanks to its location next to a lake and in front of the mountain, with an offer that is based on Cuban cuisine.
The history of coffee cultivation in the area at the beginning of the nineteenth century, is also one of the main dishes that are vacationers in the Buenavista restaurant, located in the ruins of a hacienda of the same name dedicated to the cultivation of grain and founded by French immigrants.