The only way you can get closer to nature in the gorgeous settlement of Topes de Collantes – nestled in the Sierra del Escambray mountains – is in a tent. If camping isn’t your idea of a good time, Los Helechos is recommendable.
Topes de Collantes, tucked into the Sierra del Escambray mountains very near Trinidad, is a natural park with an enviable variety of endemic flora and fauna. The unique, healthy climate here and natural beauty of the area make it especially inviting for hiking tours.
Los Helechos is a simple, unpretentious mountain hotel. It is designed for travelers looking for easy access to the outdoors, rather than those who prefer pampering (for luxury, head 20 kilometers down the road to Trinidad). For those who like numbers, it’s a 3-star hotel, perched 800 meters above sea level.
If you’ve got a passion for hiking, nature, waterfalls, fresh air and flora and fauna, Los Helechos is a good base. The architecture and interior design here are minimalist, integrating well with the natural environment. The complex boasts a small indoor swimming pool (heated), a restaurant, a diminutive discotheque and bowling alley.
Several on-site nature paths give visitors an easy, up-close look at a variety of local flora and fauna. There is also an interesting, established trail system for all level of hikers. Professionally guided hikes are reasonably priced at CUC 10 per person (subject to changes), including lunch and transfer. Guides are local and a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
General Hotel Facilities
A la Carte Restaurant
Horse-back Riding $
Fax Service $
Tour Booking Desk
Car Rental $
Doctor on call
24 hour Reception
Bar & Lounge
Some services require local payment
Hotel Los Helechos - Rooms Details & Rates
Standard Room... from US$41
The 99 standard rooms (with garden view) are spacious and basic: furniture is wicker, there’s air conditioning, phone, and satellite TV. The private bathrooms have a shower, toilet, and sink. Nothing fancy, but luxurious compared to camping!
Cold & hot water
Hotel Los Helechos Location
Located at 800 km above sea level in a nature reserve, Topes de Collantes , is in the south-eastern section of the Sierra del Escambray mountain range in Sancti Spíritus province (central Cuba).
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