Las Terrazas Nature Reserve 

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Head an hour west of Havana to see the natural beauty of Cuba. Here you will find natural river pools, art studios, and coffee plantation ruins, which make up a unique ecotourism community. Las Terrazas, is a small town located in the heart of Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve on the Guaniguanico mountain rage. Upon arrival, stop at Rancho Curujey, located at the entrance of the nature reserve, where you will meet your local guide and receive an overview of the area. Your journey in Las Terrazas will begin with a visit to the partially restored ruins of the Buenavista Coffee Plantation. It was built in 1801 by French refugees from Haiti, and to this day you can see the house of the original owner and the slaves’ quarters. Next, visit Café de Maria and enjoy a coffee tasting with Maria’s family, while sharing a conversation about their life in this rural community. Las Terrazas is also known to be home to several well-known Cuban artists, such as Lester Campa. Visit his personal workshop and see why his work has been exhibited internationally. Following lunch at a paladar, a privately owned restaurant, you can take a swim at Baños del San Juan. This section of the San Juan River is of particular beauty with a series of small waterfalls that cascade down to crystalline pools, all surrounded by lush vegetation. After, you will be returned to your pick up/drop off location.

Havana, Cuba

$217 per person (Tips or gratuities are not included).

For more information, you may contact one of our agents.

This tour is a shared group tour that requires a minimum of two passengers to operate. You may be joined by other travelers. If the minimum is not met, a refund will be given. To book a private tour, please contact us at [email protected] or click here to chat with one of our agents online.

6 hours / Monday – Sunday

9:00 am

Tour departs from Plaza de San Francisco de Asís. For full meeting instructions, please click HERE.

  • Las Terrazas community and nature reserve
  • Buenavista Coffee Plantation
  • Workshop of the renowned artist, Lester Campa
  • Coffee tasting at Café de Maria
  • Opportunity to swim in the San Juan River
  • Lunch at a local paladar
  • Travel under a general license, 31 CFR 515.574 - Support for the Cuban People
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Local specialized guide at Las Terrazas
  • Entrance to Buenavista Coffee Plantation
  • Entrance to Lester Campa’s workshop
  • Visit San Juan River
  • Lunch at a local paladar
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothes.
  • We suggest sunscreen and a hat for protection.
  • Bring your swimming gear if you wish to swim.
  • Towels are not provided; bring your own if you plan to swim.
  • Please note that the availability of private guides is limited so please book in advance.
  • This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.
  • There will be no showers available.
  • This tour is OFAC compliant certified by Cuba Travel Services.
  • US credit cards and dollars are not accepted in Cuba. Please have local currency (CUC-Cuban pesos) with you for purchases and tips within the destination. For more information on currency in Cuba, please visit our FAQs.