Hotel Moka Las Terrazas
Located on a hillside above the village of Las Terrazas, La Moka is set in acres of forest in the Sierra del Rosario Nature Reserve.
The unusual Hotel Moka Las Terrazas overlooks a lake in acres of restored forest. It has a coloured tiled roof and a multi-tiered lobby built around a large lime tree which climbs through two floors and up through the roof via a skylight.
Tropical light filters throughout the hotel, and the place is swamped with larger than life flowers. The en suite rooms are decorated in colonial style and arranged over two blocks built along the ridge of the hillside. Rooms are accessed by a walkway, and have a secluded balcony that looks out over the forest and valley below.
The large swimming pool, tennis courts, café and restaurant are reached by a path which winds through the verdant landscaped gardens. Activities include hiking, bird watching, bathing in natural pools 2km away, and a canopy tour whizzing through the jungle foliage by zipline. There is no internet access.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
"Very enjoyable stay."JR, London
"The two walks with local guides in Vinales, and from Moka Hotel were highlights. There was the opportunity to talk to local people, learn about the countryside, natural history and local ways of life. We loved swimming in the sea at Las Brisas, beautifully clear, and the beach clean and attractive with trees."RO, Shrewsbury
Another fantastic location and an excellent restaurant and lovely pool. We went on a 3 hour trek with a local guide which was also great.AW High wycombe
“We did a walking tour at La Moka. The guide was excellent, very knowledgeable.”SB, Broadway
Very pleasant and great location. Rooms nice with good balcony and adequate bathroom. Minibar being free is a nice touch. Breakfast good and included dinner was fine. Drinks prices very reasonable.WP, Reading
"A lovely setting - just a shame the balconies don't get the sun and that there isn't a larger bar/lounge area as sometimes it was far too hot sitting beside the pool - especially when tired after a hike. My friend ate here as I was unwell and enjoyed a really nice grilled fish."SW, Romsey
"This was the best way to finish our trip. The pool was lovely, food the best we'd had in a hotel and it was cool and relaxing with lovely rooms."ZEW, London
Very pleasant room and bathroom with lovely view. Food in restaurant was not good! Breakfast was however good. Pleasant place to stay and great place to start a trip to CubaSJA, Malvern
“Moka sits amid an interesting social experiment - the restaurant is pretty grim but just below the hotel is the amazing El Romero vegetarian restaurant - very highly recommended."SM, Madrid
“La Moka was delightfully quirky: it was unusual to have such a good view from our bathroom! And also from our terrace.”PR, Edinburgh
Very good place to stay; a beautiful spot, however food not wonderful.JM, Dorking
Very comfortable room-I would not necessarily choose this stay again but very relaxing.IC, Guernsey
A beautifully located hotel, though more 'basic' than some of the other hotels on our stay. The bird-watching excursion was excellent, with a well informed guide.TR Leicester
"Beautiful rural location. Staff very helpful. They again allowed me an early check in. Pool and rooms a little shabby. Loved watching the humming birds and wood pecker from my balcony."JR, Cambridge
"As its name implies, the hotel tries, with some success, to integrate itself into the surrounding forested landscape. We were booked on a half-board basis. Breakfast was excellent but dinner rather a disappointment."DM,Nottingham
"Hotel Moka was superb, as was the local habitation that we stayed in for one night. The local wildlife guide, Leonardo, took us on a guided walk of the local forest and was very knowledgeable about the trees, plants, flowers butterflies and birds.”MAT, Loughborough
Beautiful room with a picture window ideal for bird watching. A pair of green woodpeckers were only a few feet away from us. Wonderful walking centre and a dream for bird watchers. Forest trails extremely difficult to follow without a guide.PM Kingsbridge
Paradise!WMF, St. andrews
We stayed at La Moka Ecolodge community rooms in a casa particolare with Barbarita and Cirille. They were fantastic hosts, bathroom the best we had in our whole trip and breakfast was excellent. Very friendly and welcoming.RP, London
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