Cuba: Day 7 (Part 1)

November 28, 2010

Needing a little break from the capitol, we chose to take an eight hour tour of the city of Las Terrazas, which is located about one hour from La Habana.

Las Terrazas is an eco-tourism centered community.  It is situated in an area where a project of sustainable rural economy is being developed, based on the rational use of its natural resources.  Surprisingly, along the way we saw four star hotels, unlike the dilapidated apartments and houses in La Habana.  It was definitely a different side to the country!

Our tour included: a guided tour of a French coffee plantation from the 19th Century, a coffee tasting, three zip lines through the jungle, lunch, and then an afternoon of swimming at a river with numerous waterfalls.  This tour was booked at Hotel Nacional.  I am sure there are other places to book tours more inexpensively, but we booked this one out of convenience, since Marc was still staying there.  This was a great tour and I highly recommend it, especially if you want to get out of the city and into the country for a while.

Firstst stop: Coffee Plantation

Second stop: Zip Lining

The coffee plantation and zip lines were of course off-limits to Cubans, however the river, where we would be going to next, was not.  Although I had had a wonderful time thus far, I was more than ready to be amongst locals again. . .

34 thoughts on “Cuba: Day 7 (Part 1)

  1. Maria

    Can’t believe Kristin did zip-lining in a dress! I have never done coffee tasting and can imagine that the coffee must be wonderful because it is so fresh and right at the source!

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  3. Andrea

    I agree – I always try to get out of cities and into the country! The pace is a bit slower and you can get to know some locals a bit better. You’re brave for going on that zip line!!

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  4. Laura

    I love the photos in this post – really shows the lush landscape in contrast to the La Habana photos from earlier posts. Sounds like a fun tour!

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  6. AudreyDez

    Cuba’s sun seems strong, what a tan you have! And it fits you well! Me and my white canadian skin would turn red whitin 3 seconds. And zip lining looks like tooooo much fun!!

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  7. Nuno Moreiras

    Cube, what a dreamland! You photos are great and really nice song of the post.

    @ J.D. Meier: Now I want a zip line to get to work and beat the traffic

    aahahahah! what a thing that would be!

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  8. xanilee

    Hey looks like had great fun.
    I’m booking to marry in guardalavaca this Dec, but keep finding lots of negative comments on the weather at this time of yr, was just wondering how you found it, you seem to have good tans 🙂

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