Villa Horizontes Soroa
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Anabel, our casa particular host in Cabaņas, suggested our itinerary for the next three days: two days at a casa in Playa La Mulata, 14 km from where we could take a ferry for a day on the beach at Cayo Levisa, and then on to Viņales, the touristed land of limestone karst mountains and caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. She also called ahead to let our hosts know we were coming.
Our second cycling day was as hot as the first, but by now we were really in ...
... to practice maneuvering an unfamiliarly heavy bike, but the streets got wider, the trees leafier, and Dan reported from behind me, “I like this!” A little later, “I feel good!” I was feeling a bit stressed with the traffic and navigation, but he was in explorer’s mode and loving it.
I had planned for us to stop the first day after about 30 km at around Playa Baracoa, a seaside village, but it was only around noon, and the village ...
We only had one day in Saroa and one of the 'activities' on offer was a trip to the orquideario (orchid garden), just a few meters from where we were staying. It was established by a wealthy Spaniard geezer, Tomas Felipe Camacho, in 1948. Apparently it is the largest orchid garden in the country and one of the most important worldwide. It is a really magical place with some crazy vegetation, including one species of orchid that smelled heavily of ...
The plan was a good one. An evening flight from Santiago de Cuba to Havana and then a taxi ride to Soroa - a small town about 45 minutes south of the airport. This would mean not having to go back into Havana (the wrong direction) but also getting a head start on the next day. Soroa was meant to be a stopping off point but it turned out to be a real highlight. But mice and men and all that. The flight was great. We were on the ...
... and is a local specialty for the Western province. They just let us come in and walk around, we stuck our head into the big drums of fruit fermenting and checked out the labeling machine.
As we continued on our journey to our hotel, we made a few stops along the way to see some of the local sights. There was a large botanical garden filled with delicate flowers and unique plants. We also stopped for a lunch break at the ...