The Hotel Moka is only 45 minutes west of Havana and is positioned on a wooded hillside in a forested area overlooking a valley with a small lake. The hotel is surrounded by a village community where locals live & work. There are plenty of activities & restaurants open to all, and in particular, an organic, veggie restaurant which is highly recommended.
The lobby and surrounding areas are fantastic with trees coming through and incorporated into the building.
There are lots of facilities at the hotel and there are lots of things to do and to see. You can go on the bird/plant watching trip, horse back riding, visit a coffee plantation, swim in a mineral water and many more.
Cabanas are very small wooden lodges located in front of Banos de San Juan, 4 km from the main part of the hotel. They are very simple, no modern facilities but very charming and highly recommended to those who would like to spend some time in piece and quite. Before booking, we strongly recommend to look at the photo of cabanas on this page so not to get disappointed when you get there.
The Village Rooms are especially recommended to those who would like to get closer to the local community, would like to get to know local people and local traditions. The rooms are adjoined to the houses of locals, living very close to the hotel and are very spacious, airy, with lots of natural light. The ceiling is a sort of wooden net with plants. The shower is “outside” of the room.
Soroa, also known as Cuba's Rainbow, is 70 kilometers west of the Cuban capital. It is a site of breathtaking natural beauty, with a 22-meter waterfall that invites visitors to take a refreshing swim any time of the year.
The region's unspoilt lush environment is perfect cycling and mountain climbing, with excursions on the banks of the Manatiales River and unique baths at the so-called "Poza del Amor" (Pond of Love).
One big attraction of Soroa is the nearby botanical gardens which contain an excellent orchidarium, home to more than 700 different types of orchild. The surrounding countryside is lush, hilly and very pleasant to wander around. For those into birdwatching, there are several viewing stations dotted around, for photographers, the area can affords a good opportunity for fauna and flora shots.
Las Terrazas is situated in Sierra del Rosario, one of Cuba's natural strongholds, which was designated a Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1985.
The history of coffee cultivation, which started in the region in the 19th century, is one of the major attractions for customers at the Buenavista Restaurant, which was built on the ruins of the coffee farm of same name, founded by French immigrants.
Las Terrazas Community, with its beautiful white houses with colorful roofs, surrounded by ponds and gardens, adds a peculiar touch to Cuba's rural landscape.