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Village and nature reserve
View of the village and surrounding forest
|Elevation||200 m (700 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
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.
The village has a population of about 1,000 and a number of hotels and restaurants catering for tourists. The nature reserve includes 5000 ha of secondary forest which was planted on the surrounding (deforested) hills by building terraces to avoid erosion; hence the name (in Spanish, terrazas means terraces).
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Las Terrazas.|
- (in Spanish) Las Terrazas official site