Hotel Moka is located west of Havana, in Las Terrazas, an area of approximately 5000 hectares that is one of Cuba’s favorite destinations for nature tourism, where a project combines sustainable development and tourism in Sierra del Rosario, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1984.
The Moka is, no doubt a unique hotel, featuring an architectural style that respects the local flora and fusions with the surrounding nature and trees which grow all around the hotel, and even inside it!
The lobby was actually built around a large lime tree, gorgeous red-barked trees grow through the balconies and ceiling. The colors all around it are green, green, green and the views are terrific, even from the bathrooms.
On top of the charms of the hotel itself, there is so much one can do in the area: ziplining is probably the most popular activity, but there is also a beautiful lake where rowing is possible, many treks, one can go birdwatching, horseback riding, hiking, visit private art studios and restaurants, exploring the nearby ruins of a 19th century coffee plantation…
The history of coffee cultivation, which started in the region in the 19th century, is one of the major attractions for customers at the Buenavista Restaurant, which was built on the ruins of the coffee farm of same name, founded by French immigrants.
Las Terrazas’ small community is composed of some 1200 people. Their homes, as the hotel, were designed to blend with the nature that surrounds them and are now part of a new accommodation concept, featuring guestrooms for international visitors which are also managed by the hotel.