Las Terrazas

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Las Terrazas
Village and nature reserve
View of the village and surrounding forest
View of the village and surrounding forest
Las Terrazas is located in Cuba
Las Terrazas
Location of Esperanza in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°50′42″N 82°56′35″W / 22.84500°N 82.94306°W / 22.84500; -82.94306Coordinates: 22°50′42″N 82°56′35″W / 22.84500°N 82.94306°W / 22.84500; -82.94306
Country  Cuba
Province Artemisa
Municipality Candelaria
Elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Population
 • Total 1,000
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-82
Website Official website

Las Terrazas is a small community and nature reserve in the municipality of Candelaria, Artemisa Province, Cuba. It is located in the Sierra del Rosario mountains (part of Guaniguanico range), which was designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1984.

Overview[edit]

The village has a population of about 1,000 and a number of hotels and restaurants catering for tourists. The nature reserve includes 5000ha of secondary forest[1] which was planted on the surrounding (deforested) hills by building terraces to avoid erosion; hence the name (in Spanish, terrazas means terraces).[2]

The reserve is rich in flora and fauna, and includes lakes, rivers and waterfalls. Organised excursions on the many footpaths and trails can be booked at the local tourist office.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sitio Oficial Comunidad las Terrazas". lasterrazas.cu. 
  2. ^ Sainsbury, Brendan (2006). Cuba: Country Guide. Lonely Planet. p. 217. ISBN 978-1-74059-746-3. pop 1200 
  3. ^ "Excursiones en Las Terrazas". lasterrazas.cu. 

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