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Historic Site in Las Terrazas

Cafetal Buenavista

The most moving ruins in Las Terrazas are about 1.5km up the hill from the Puerta las Delicias eastern gate, and accessible by road. Cafetal Buenavista is Cuba’s oldest (now partially restored) coffee plantation, bu…
Cafe in Las Terrazas

Patio de María

Patio de María is a small, brightly painted coffee bar that might just qualify for the best brew in Cuba. The secret comes in the expert confection and the fact that the beans are grown about 20m away from your cup …
Museum in Las Terrazas

Casa-Museo Polo Montañez

The former lakeside house of local guajiro musician Polo Montañez, regarded as one of Cuba’s finest-ever folk singers, is now a small museum containing various gold records and assorted memorabilia. It’s right in La…
Historic Site in Las Terrazas

San Pedro & Santa Catalina

These 19th-century coffee-estate ruins are down a branch road at La Cañada del Infierno (Trail to Hell), midway between the Hotel Moka access road and the Soroa side entrance gate. A kilometer off the main road, jus…
Vegetarian in Las Terrazas

El Romero

One of Cuba's few full-blown ecorestaurants, El Romero specializes in vegetarian fare, uses solar energy, homegrown organic vegetables and herbs, and keeps its own bees. You’ll think you’ve woken up in San Francisco…
Historic Site in Las Terrazas

Hacienda Unión

About 3.5km west of the Hotel Moka access road, the Hacienda Unión is another partially reconstructed coffee-estate ruin that features a country-style restaurant, a small flower garden known as the Jardín Unión and …
Caribbean in Las Terrazas

Casa del Campesino

Of the ranchón-style restaurants dotted around, this one adjacent to the Hacienda Unión, about 3.5km west of the Hotel Moka access road, is a visitor favorite. The only proviso: you'd better like rice and beans.
Cuban in Las Terrazas

Fonda de Mercedes

On a terrace beside her home in an apartment block beneath Hotel Moka, Mercedes has been serving up vegetable soup and hearty home-cooked meat and fish dishes for years.
Plaza in Las Terrazas

La Plaza

In the middle of Las Terrazas village at the top of a large knoll, this mini-mall encompasses a cinema, a cafe, a library and a small ecomuseum that gives an overview of the community's short history. All are genera…
Gallery in Las Terrazas

Galería de Lester Campa

Several well-known Cuban artists are based at Las Terrazas, including Lester Campa, whose work has been exhibited internationally. Pop into his lakeside studio-gallery, on the right-hand side a few houses after Casa…