Hola! Las Terrazas, located in the Artemisa Province, is a scenic eco-village pioneered during the late 1960’s. Known worldwide for the province’s scenic beauty, Las Terrazas features the country’s oldest coffee plantations. We enjoyed a cup of coffee at Cafe Maria near the village ration store, school, and medical center. So smooth and decadent, the Cuban coffee beans leave you craving another cup of Joe.
Upon our arrival at Las Terrazas, we were greeted with contemporary Cuban music performed by Alabao and served a celebratory rum screwdriver. I could definitely get used to being handed a cocktail everywhere I go.
On my travels, I seek purchasing local art and jewelry so I was excited to see Lester Campa’s studio on our agenda. Campa is a well-known painter most recognized for his landscapes and stark palm tree portraits. His studio is located in Las Terrazas, providing inspiration for most of his pieces.
While visiting Las Terrazas, we ate lunch at a countryside paladar. Our lunch featured fresh oranges, salad, rice, beans, and a variety of meats. The simple salad included cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, and olive oil. The chicken, probably freshly caught that morning, was juicy and tender. Concluding with sweet coconut ice cream, the meal was a perfect ending to our day at Las Terrazas.