Cocoa Museum Baracoa Cuba The Cocoa House or Casa de Cacao Baracoa†stands majestically in the historic center of the city of Baracoa. The museum exhibits elements of history relating to the cultivation of Cocoa in the region and, as an added bonus, the history of the Mayan culture since it was they who initially started to cultivate cocoa around the year 600. The Cocoa Museum of Baracoa showcases a host of interesting tools and artifacts covering the whole process of not only the production of Cocoa but also its past marketing and health benefits that only today are physicians rediscovering. Of course, the museum also focuses on the local peasant traditions and the slave trade associated with such cultivations. Visitors get to see up close and personal all of the manual techniques and rudimentary chocolate preparation processes right from the initial cocoa mass. The museum showcases the treatments of the grains, their sun drying process in large drawers and finally the toasting on wood fires in special pots, cleaning and milling. Visitors can also process raw chocolate to make delicious treats by adding the sweet spices and wheat flour or bananas to make the final product which are small balls of chocolate, chocolate bars [...]
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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 [...]
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Get behind the wheel and take control of your trip to Cuba. Take a Cuban Rent a Car and visit idyllic places within Pinar del Rio such as Soroa, Vinales, Indian Cave or Cayo Levisa. We have some incredible Cuba Car rental offers from economy car rental right up to modern sport convertible models. We also have 7 and 9 seat minivans available for rent Cuba, especially apt for larger groups or families. Booking your Cuba Car Hire in advance [...]
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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