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10 of Cuba's best natural attractions

By: Josh Lew on Aug. 23, 2016, 7:15 a.m.
Soroa Orchid Garden

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Soroa Orchid Garden

The Soroa Orchid Garden is a 7.5-acre attraction in Sierra del Rosario, the same reserve that houses Las Terrazas. The garden features 700 different species of orchid and a host of other ornamental plants. Not only are Cuban orchids studied and displayed here, classes are offered for visitors who want to learn how to cultivate and care for the fragile but beautiful flowers.

It's possible to wander the gardens and greenhouses, but it's far better to view the site with a guide. The garden is not far from Las Terrazas and from Viñales, so it's an ideal itinerary addition for a multi-stop tour in Western Cuba.