Located approximately 73 kilometers west of Havana in the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve, Hotel Moka is one of Cuba’s most unique hotels. It was purposefully designed to meld seamlessly with the forested hills of Las Terrazas, and the effect is unparalleled ecological comfort and style. In short, the Moka is romantic, intimate, and fully deserving of your time.
The Hotel Moka’s design is a modern twist on Spanish colonial architecture and features a splendid multi-tiered atrium lobby built around a large lime tree (the branches disappear magically through the skylight). The two-story units have magnificent red-barked trees growing through the balconies and ceiling. The bathrooms are spectacular, with deep tubs abutting a glass wall shielded from the outside by plants.
Complejo Turístico Las Terrazas is located in an area of some 5,000 hectares, developed as a sustainable project based on the rational use of natural resources. It combines a small community of about 1200 people, many of them artists, with eco tourism. All the buildings in Las Terrazas are designed to blend with their surroundings.
Activities here include exploring the nearby ruins of 18th century coffee plantations, relaxing by the lake, and visiting locally-owned restaurants and artist’s studios. Active travellers can enjoy trekking, hiking, bird-watching, zipline tours and horseback riding. There is also an ecological research center here explaining the details of the Las Terrazas project.