Las Terrazas is a small community and nature reserve located in the municipality of Candelaria, Artemisa Province, which is located in the Rosario Mountains.
Las Terrazas Community was conceived as a miniature city, with basic facilities for its urban functioning and an architectural style based on the harmonization of buildings.
The region’s biggest attraction is its verdant natural surroundings, which are ideal for hiking, relaxing and birdwatching.
The biosphere came under Unesco protection in 1984, following the successful reforestation project. It is now home of 117 bird species, including 12 that are endemic. Also, it has many ruined coffee plantations founded by the French who escaped Haiti after the 1791 Haitian revolution.
Soroa is located just west of Las Terrazas and has a beautiful and rich natural environment that has been designated as a UNESCO ecological reserve.
The name of Soroa is derived from Jean Pierre Soroa, a French coffee plantation owner who lived there in the 19th century. His descendants converted his land a natural park in the 20th century. Many tourists now come to enjoy the rich flora and fauna in this area.