Let the ‘Rainbow of Cuba’ enchant you as you take in the beauty of crashing waterfalls, glistening rivers, reflected rainbows and an abundance of exquisite orchids. The beautiful region of Soroa is a mere 76 kilometres from the excitement of Havana and boasts an awe-inspiring wonder that will charm you just as much as any vibrant capital city. Eco-tourism is plentiful in this exceptional region with diverse landscapes, countless fauna and flora species and free flowing waterfalls and rivers.
Pinar del Rio, and Soroa in particular, are true gems of Cuba, so be prepared to discover enchanted secrets of the Cuban wilderness as you enjoy a once in a lifetime experience in this unique destination.
The story of Soroa
In 1856, two Spanish brothers embarked on an adventure that led them to the Soroa region. In the hopes of making a fortune as coffee producers, Lorenzo and Antonio Soroa Munagorri started looking after the plantations and expanded their empire to include all of the other plantations as well. While the two brothers were the namesake for the region, it is the natural beauty and wealthy neighbours who caused the greatest interest in Soroa. In 1940, Antonio Arturo Sánchez Bustamante built the ‘Castle of the Clouds’ with a no-expenses-barred attitude and this exquisite architectural masterpiece remains there in all of its exquisite glory. Soon the plantations and the castle were put in good company with the development of a gorgeous garden made entirely of orchids. In 1952, Tomás Felipe Camacho began his orchid garden, the very garden which now contains over 700 orchid species and is considered one of the most important orchid growing facilities in the world.
With coffee plantations, orchid gardens and castles, Soroa is a truly unique destination with a number of attractions both natural and man-made. Combined with the Soroa Falls, the Rio Bayate and the Rio Manatiales, Soroa is a natural paradise with man-made heaven accenting its beauty to perfection.
Attractions and activities in Soroa
The Soroa Region is perfect for nature lovers, get active and explore this magnificent region by bicycle or opt for a more leisurely stroll of the grounds. There are more than 50 bird species in the tropical forests, so get your binoculars ready as you fuel a passion for the birdlife of Cuba or simply embrace the beauty of the crystal clear river waters. With the sun glistening off of the beautiful flowing waters, you will be amazed to see the rainbow rays shining off of the surface - thus awarding the region with the affectionate nickname ‘The Rainbow of Cuba’.
Take a step into history as you discover the inner secrets of the ‘Castle in the Clouds’ and bask in the beauty of the luxurious artefacts that adorn the floors and walls of the castle. Tour through the coffee plantations and find out more about what this profitable industry entails, or indulge in the finest Cuban coffee at one of the many coffee cafés and restaurants in the region.
Accomodation in Soroa
The luxurious region of Soroa boasts a regal and elegant ambience, ensuring that you have every excuse to relax and unwind in the lap of luxury. From beautiful villas to exquisite casas and comfortable resorts - Soroa will have an accommodation option that will meet your needs and leave you feeling revitalised by an unparalleled culture of luxury and elegance. The adventure of a lifetime is waiting for you, so choose the perfect place to call home in sunny Soroa.