At the bottom of the winding road from utopian village of Las Terrazas (about 20 minutes by car) is Soroa, the Rainbow of Cuba. Eloisa, once the local school teacher, created an organic farm for medicinal plants and fresh blends of tropical fruit she grows.
She serves wild crafted teas, coffee, and tropical fruit juices grown on her farm and hosts rejuvenating tours of her exquisite farm and homemade lookout. Her vision for creating a sustainable educational farm came from her desire to pass on her ancestral knowledge of plants as medicine. Her farm is part of a network of sustainable farmers.
She manages the farm with her brother and children.
Her outdoor porch and dinning area look over the lush tropical forest.
Eloisa became a community leader and was elected as the area government representative. Under her leadership volunteers created a community park. They created a PowerPoint presentation of the park construction. Volunteers create a community park.
A few miles down the road is the beautiful swimable waterfall.
On the day we arrived, a vendor was selling pina colada (rum optional)
Just above the falls is an outdoor bar and grill.
A few miles down the road is the Patio Cultural del Cimaron run by ethnographer and chef Maye.
She has collected local recipes for food and health tonics and teaches crafts to local students. Maye and her daughter cook in an outdoor kitchen using mostly wild-crafted ingredients and tools.