World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Las Terrazas

Article Id: WHEBN0018305387
Reproduction Date:

Title: Las Terrazas  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Polo Montañez
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Las Terrazas

Las Terrazas
Village and nature reserve
View of the village and surrounding forest
View of the village and surrounding forest

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)
 • Total 1,000
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-82

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 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]


External links

  • (Spanish) Las Terrazas official site
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.