House-museum of Polo Montañez: “El guajiro natural”

House-museum of Polo Montañez: “El guajiro natural”

“Vengo de la yunta de buey/ que tira del carretón/Traigo el olor a carbón / y el aroma del batey…”. This song is heard every day in the community of Las Terrazas in the western province of Artemisa, home of the deceased singer-songwriter Fernando Borrego Linares or Polo Montañez, one of the most important musicians […]

Curative waters of San Diego de los Baños

Curative waters of San Diego de los Baños

400 years ago there was a man named Taita Domingo. He was a slave with the skin stained by the leprosy and the muted mood of so much walking alone. His owner had abandoned him because of the disease and the black man took the road from the mountain. He survived by eating wild fruits […]

Climb to Loma de la Cruz hill: An act of faith

Climb to Loma de la Cruz hill: An act of faith

The first two hundred steps are hurriedly over, then the feet begin to whine, the chest shakes a little, and you perceive that you are halfway there. You sweat a lot. A cool breeze sneaks into your sweater, refreshes your body and face. You joke with friends who stayed behind, rest with them for a […]

La Guabina: The best place to ride

La Guabina: The best place to ride

The path leading to La Guabina ranch is bordered by trees on one side and the other. There is almost no traffic of vehicles and with so much silence you listen better to the singing birds. 55 species of endemic and migratory birds created their nest in these places. A man from the area tells […]

Pinar del Rio: Brief history about Marti Park

Pinar del Rio: Brief history about Marti Park

José Marti Park, located in Pinar del Río, west of the island, has a high historical and patrimonial value because it has been located in the environment where the original population center or village was created in the middle of the seventeenth century. The scholars of history tell of the muleteers who carried tobacco and […]

Camaguey: Living Tradition

Camaguey: Living Tradition

Chroniclers told that when the first Spaniards arrived in Port au Prince, today Camagüey province, the chief Camaguebax went out to meet them with open arms. He treated them as brothers and arranged for them a strip of fertile land between two rivers. But the pilgrims did not understand the concept of friendship and gratitude […]

A walk through La Guira National Park

A walk through La Guira National Park

The San Diego River runs impassive by the Sierra del Rosario in Vueltabajo. Amid these mountains, Senator Jose Manuel Cortina laid the foundation of his large estate in the early years of the last century. There were thousands of acres of land dedicated to the cultivation of tobacco, coffee production, planting of oak trees, citrus, […]

Sabanalamar: American Acutus Paradise

Sabanalamar: American Acutus Paradise

The Sabanalamar crocodile farm, located in the vicinity of the Bailen beach, in the western province of Pinar del Río, is a site for the conservation and captive breeding of Crocodylus Acutus or American Crocodile, exclusive species of North America, Central America, South America and the Greater Antilles. The farm is divided into cubicles of […]