Nature of Villa Clara
Anyone wishing to do nature tourism can learn about the peculiarities of Villa Clara, an exclusively ecological destination, declared by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. The territory has an exclusive diversity of species in flora and fauna, many of them are endemic to Cuba. They exist from massive colonies of flamingos, seagulls, corúas, to lizards, iguanas and the wild bird; while the seabed is populated by algae, mollusks among other species and the prestige one of the most beautiful coral reefs.
One of the most appreciated excursions for ecotourism in Villa Clara is Jeep Safari. Through a jeep tour you can visit a rooster fence (exhibition of a fight without harm to animals), the Los Alamos farm with milking cows, feeding birds. Later, you can enjoy a tasty Creole lunch with roast pork. The visitor can also ride horses on nature trails and feel the pleasure of bathing in a tropical river.
Our agencies also offer the Hanabanilla excursion, which includes boat trips to enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Hanabanilla, Cuba's only intramontane lake and declared a Protected Natural Landscape. Visit to the farmer's house with tasting of honey, tropical fruits and Creole coffee. Transfer by boat to Río Negro. Lunch in the cozy restaurant "Río Negro" where you will taste the traditional fried pork doughs of the Cuban Cuisine. Then you will enjoy a boat trip to the El Salto Waterfall. Return to the Hanabanilla Hotel.
Villa Clara Senderos de la Hanabanilla.
Senderos de la Hanabanilla
Los Mogotes de Jumagua, constitute another of the attractions of nature in the destination. There are 8 hills that rise 87 meters above sea level. Although ignored by many people, they result in an unequaled natural beauty and are considered as a fascinating tourist destination where you can practice ecotourism. These are located in the municipality of Sagua la Grande and are the second largest rock formation in the country. These have been declared as a National ecological reserve.
Due to the high concentration of different species of flora and fauna, these mogotes represent a site of high interest for scientists and biologists. The ecosystem seems to be a small ecological island where you can still see some remains of what was a primitive forest of the nation.
In the area there are several fascinating caverns that are part of this natural sanctuary. Some of these have names like La Gruta Verde, La Cueva del Agua, Sijú or La Cueva de los Lagartos. Its walls are decorated for centuries by pictographs made by the Indians who lived there. The presence of fossils and vestiges of corsair and mambises visits is added to the forested area, which gives it great historical value.