Topes de Collantes is a natural paradise, with multiple hiking trails lead visitors through a tropical rainforest of breathtaking waterfalls cascading from heights as tall as 200 feet. Small pools of crystal-clear water can be found near neighboring springs. Caves and grottos beckon to be explored.
Among Topes de Collantes' natural allure are flora and fauna equally as beautiful, including more than 40 species of orchids, 100 species of ferns, and the national flower of Cuba, the mariposa (butterfly lily). Plantain and banana trees grow wild here, as do begonias, ginger, jasmine, eucalyptus, and magnolias. Pine trees as tall as 140 feet provide adequate shade for approximately 40 species of coffee to grow. The trees are also home to various species of bird, including the Cuban ivory-billed woodpecker, the Cartacuba, the tocororo, and an assortment of hummingbirds. Want to explore the beauty of Topes de Collantes? Join us on our Cuba walking tour.