Baracoa People and Heritage Like many places in the Greater Antilles, the inhabitants of Baracoa are predominantly of Aboriginal origin, displaying the traits of a sharp nose, straight hair, dark skin and small stature. It is claimed an impossibility to really know the ancient inhabitants of Cuba without first traversing the first settlement of Cuba called Baracoa. Today the city has a population of about 86,000 inhabitants, most of which have long lineage to the initial settlers. Baracoa is also famous for hosting French immigrants, brought to its fertile soil cultivate coffee, which gave birth to the entirely French coffee plantations of the era. In Cuba and in some parts of the world, the city has become famous for the so-called Three Lies of Baracoa: There is a river that is not sweet Honey, an anvil-shaped mountain that is not iron, and the so called “Sleeping Beauty” because of her contours that resemble the body of a woman lying on top of the mountain. There are 56 archaeological sites in Baracoa which have so far been discovered which offer rich evidence of the Aboriginal communities that once lived here. The diversity of flora and fauna offers 67 types of ferns which are endemic to [...]
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The whole area which includes Soroa is part of the picturesque Cuban rural countryside which makes up Pinar del Rio, arguably one of Cuba's most fortunate and blessed provinces. The provincial border of Pinar del Rio is just 74 km (46 miles)†from†Havana city center, yet the contrasts are quite striking indeed. The short distance and numerous attractions make a visit to this area, as explained below, entirely “doable” if you leave Havana early in†your Cuban rent a car and contemplate†arriving [...]
Hotel Soroa is a three star hotel located in Soroa a rural area of Pinar del Rio right next to the famous waterfall called El Salto. The hotel offers an excellent freshwater pool and can be described as cozy with a very quiet atmosphere. Places of interest around the Hotel Soroa are of course the famous Orchid Garden with over 700 species of orchids, El Salto and the Castle in the Clouds all set in stunning rural scenery. The chalet [...]
Soroa Cuba Mobile phone network coverage is very good these days. Some areas of Vinales near the Indian Cave and the remote river section in Soroa may offer limited coverage but overall it's as†good as the rest of Pinar del Rio. Unless you use a US mobile operator it's more than likely that you will be able to use roaming in Soroa and Vinales but this can be expensive. Staying connected in Cuba at a better rate will mean obtaining [...]
A Casa Particular in Soroa or homestay bed & breakfast†in Soroa†Pinar del Rio†or just outside Soroa in Vinales†will ensure you experience both the wonders of Soroa's amazing culture, immersed in one-on-one contact with your Cuban hosts in the UNESCO acclaimed region. Learn about Soroa's rich history, together with true Cuban hospitality. The owners of your casa particular in Soroa speak fluent English and have a profound knowledge of the city and its many sights. Any questions you wish to ask [...]
Viazul Cuba Bus Service is the perfect option to visit Pinar del Rio near†Soroa. For those of you who don't wish to Rent a Car in Pinar del Rio Soroa the Viazul bus service will take you across Cuba and to Pinar del Rio near Soroa in comfort. Buses are new air-conditioned models with onboard WC, central TV and lower suitcase compartment. Unless you intend to take the bus the moment you arrive, in most cases there is no need [...]
The Cuban Escambray mountain range†is†situated†in the south-central region of the island, traversing about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from east to west, and 80 kilometers (50 miles) from north to south. [...]
Hotel Villa Yaguanabo offers small, comfortable cabanas protected by fertile vegetation. The staff at the hotel are ready for you to enjoy recreational and cultural activities. Among them are boating [...]
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