Mil cumbres: Natural Paradise
- Submitted by: manso
- 08 / 18 / 2010
Havana, Cuba.- The Sierra de los Organos and del Rosario with the country´s oldest geological formations makes the protected area Mil Cumbres a natural paradise.
With exceptional natural beauty, 8 vegetable formations are represented in its over 17 000 hectares of extension.
The Sierra de la Guira, el Pan de Guajaibón, highest elevation in western Cuba, and the Cuabales de Cajálbana constitute its more relevant areas.
A traveler could find different spots with hills that make up mogotes (rock formations), heights, drops and valleys, while almost half of the group of plants is endemic to the area and 20 percent of the island.
Among some of the most precious plants is the Palma Corcho, a variety of palm tree which is considered a living fossil, due to its resistance to different transformations that have occurred in the Cuban archipelago during several geological eras.
Almost 90 percent of the wood species are found in Mil Cumbres. In the Cuban mountains you can find a wide diversity of fauna species, especially birds of which 22 are endemic to Cuba, in addition to reptiles, mammals and insects and amphibians among others.
Inserted in the Guaniguanico Mountains, its hills will invite a visitor in observing its treasures in a unique exchange with nature.(By Maritza Padilla Valdes)