The landscape acquires singular colors and fragances. A few minutes east of downtown lies the exotic universe of the Botanical Garden. Founded in 1901 under the auspices of Harvard University, it has more than 2,000 plant species and one of the 10 largest collections of palm trees in the world. The Escambray mountains, to the northeast, is a great place for nature lovers to climb in search of exuberant vegetation, hardwood trees and the El Nicho waterfall system. Hiking entusiasts will be more than satisfied with the Guajimico zone and the Yaguanabo Valley.
Those who enjoy adventure will be attracted to the Martín Infierno cave, wite one of the longest stalagmites (67.2 meters) in the world, as well as mineral and geological curiosities and enormous hunting potential.