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Orquideario de Soroa in Cuba

The Orchid Garden designated as a World Biosphere Reserve offers the stunning 20,000 plants of 700 orchid species

Best time: September–November

Orquideario de Soroa
Orquideario de Soroa
Orquideario de Soroa
Orquideario de Soroa
Orquideario de Soroa

Beautiful orchids can be most appealing in any location, but the Soroa offers a unique selection of different species of orchids. Thousands of ferns, limestone formations, palms and semi-deciduous trees together with other ornamentals will definitely indulge your​ eyes with their natural beauty. The best time to visit the garden is the period of blooming lasting from September to November. So, if you happen to be at that time in Cuba, don't miss a chance to enjoy the magnificence of orchid blossoming.

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When is the best time to visit the Orquideario de Soroa?

For those who want to see the most magnificent orchids, the best time to visit the Orquideario de Soroa is between September and November. A staggering 700 orchid species bloom during this period, creating a truly unique spectacle. You'll find the garden in the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve valley. Show more

Where is the Orquideario de Soroa located?

Located in Cuba's Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve valley, you'll find the Orquideario de Soroa. The reserve sits on the western side of Havana, roughly two hours away by car. The garden is a calm and serene oasis surrounded by natural beauty. Show more

How many orchid species are there in the garden?

Boasting over 20,000 plants of approximately 700 orchid species, the Orquideario de Soroa garden is a sight to behold. The variety of colors, shapes, and sizes of the orchids is unparalleled. The garden is also home to ferns, palms, semi-deciduous trees, and limestone formations. Show more

What other plant species can be seen in the garden?

In addition to the standard palm and fern selections, the Orquideario de Soroa garden boasts semi-deciduous trees and limestone formations. The entrance fee is modest and provides access to an exceptional variety of flora. If you'd like to learn more about the impressive variety of plants in the garden, guided tours are also available. Show more

Is there a guided tour service available in the Orquideario de Soroa?

Guided tours, offered in English, French, and Spanish, are available if you'd like to make the most of your visit to the Orquideario de Soroa garden. The guides are knowledgeable and eager to share their expertise on topics ranging from the area's history to the interaction between different types of plant life. It provides a fascinating insight and adds to the experience of being in such a stunningly diverse garden. Show more

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