Glykys: gastronomic experience to enjoy in Pinar del Rio

Glykys: gastronomic experience to enjoy in Pinar del Rio

The Greek word ‘Glykys’, which means sweet, gives its name to the new bakery-candy store specialised that was founded a few months ago in the town of Pinar del Río. Every day, a renowned staff of chefs and master pastry chefs give life to a universe of culinary creations that include ice creams, tropical juices, […]

Hotel Globo: hospitality in Pinar del Rio

Hotel Globo: hospitality in Pinar del Rio

Located in downtown Martí Street, the recently renovated Hotel Globo is one of the most beautiful gems in the city. The building, built more than a century ago, has been a silent witness to the history of Pinar del Río and has become a symbol of western Cuba. After a long period of silence, where […]

Los Pasteles Verdes, sweet attractive local

Los Pasteles Verdes, sweet attractive local

For few months a new attraction delights the palate of vueltabajeros: Los Pasteles Verdes, singular candy store inspired by the successful Peruvian group of the decade of the 70. The enclosure offers a pleasant and loosened atmosphere, livened up with music of the Prodigious Decade and decoration to the Creole style. The menu offers innovative […]

Vueltabajo from the high: Hill of Seboruco

Vueltabajo from the high: Hill of Seboruco

For the intrepid vacationers, lovers of the adventure, Vueltabajo proposes the visit to a peculiar place: The Hill of Seboruco, main elevation of the county. With 672,7 meters on the level of the sea, the summit, located to the north of the municipality Los Palacios, in the heart of Rosario’s Sierra, it always has a […]

The art of TECMA at Vueltabajo

The art of TECMA at Vueltabajo

Since its foundation in 2008, the environmental street theatre group TECMA has been an indispensable part of the cultural scene in Vueltabajo. In their constant struggle on stilts, the young actors give the public an exquisite show where the audience becomes protagonists of the most diverse stories. Known throughout the island, TECMA’s presentations are characterized […]

Pan de Azúcar community, romance between history and nature

Pan de Azúcar community, romance between history and nature

A curious story hovers over the rural community of Pan de Azúcar, belonging to the backward municipality of Minas de Matahambre. There, next to the vestiges of a 19th century slave cemetery, the ruins of the legendary Cafetal El Carmelo, used as a façade by the Spanish landowner Francisco Marty, for the slave trade, remain. […]

Cueva de los Portales and its romance with “Che”

Cueva de los Portales and its romance with “Che”

Protected by the lush vegetation of Sierra de la Güira, Cueva de Los Portales is located in the municipality of La Palma, Pinar del Río, because of its physical and geographical formations and its cultural and historical values, one of the most visited sites in western Cuba. As a result of the cut that the […]

Pinar del Río: Garden of Cuba

Pinar del Río: Garden of Cuba

Known as the “garden of Cuba” and world-famous for its tobacco plantations, Pinar del Río celebrates its 150th anniversary in September. Located at the western end of the island, Vueltabajo is the first link between Cubans and the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Yucatan Canal. Recognized by numerous experts as the land […]

Cayos San Felipe: overwhelming experience

Cayos San Felipe: overwhelming experience

Located to the south of Pinar del Río and accessible only by sea from the ports of La Coloma, Nueva Gerona and Batabanó, or from the international diving centers of Hotel Colony and Maria la Gorda, the Cayos de San Felipe National Park is a true paradise for nature tourism lovers. Species such as dwarf […]

Villa Aguas Claras, the Caribbean colors

Villa Aguas Claras, the Caribbean colors

Located in the grounds of an old Pinar del Río estate, the International Villa Aguas Claras is a true oasis to enjoy the colors of the Caribbean. Only seven kilometers from the city of Pinar del Río and twenty kilometers from the Valley of Viñales, the complex becomes an ideal place for nature tourism lovers. […]

A Pharaoh in Pinar del Río

A Pharaoh in Pinar del Río

Inspired by the extraordinary and mystical universe of Egyptian civilization and due to the popular preference, El Faraón nightclub has become the flagship nightclub in Vueltabajo. With a decoration that recreates the life of well-known monarchs, the facility aims to stimulate the interest of domestic and foreign visitors to the valuable passages of the culture […]

“Coliseum”: A luxury option for exercises in Vueltabajo

“Coliseum”: A luxury option for exercises in Vueltabajo

Every day more people are betting on a healthy way of life; therefore, among the alternatives most liked by Cubans, is attending a gym to possess a healthy and stylized body. Without overcrowding, better hygiene and more equipment available, private premises nowadays offer a much more tempting offer for practitioners than state facilities. This is […]

Pan de Guajaibón: roof of Cuban West

Pan de Guajaibón: roof of Cuban West

The Pan de Guajaibón, the highest elevation in western Cuba, rises in the heart of the Sierra del Rosario. With 699 meters above sea level and about 840 hectares of surface, it is known as “the roof of the West”. The mountain has almost vertical limestone walls crowned by a rounded summit that offers excellent […]

Mausoleum to Martyrs of July 26 at Artemisa

Mausoleum to Martyrs of July 26 at Artemisa

From July 16th, 1977, the province of Artemisa, prevails to lodge the mortuary enclosure of the fallen heroes in the attack to the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Barracks, on July 26th, 1953. At the request of the relatives of the martyrs, the territorial government at that time, approved the construction of the Mausoleum […]

Fruti-Club, gastronomic-technological center of Vueltabajo

Fruti-Club, gastronomic-technological center of Vueltabajo

new recreational proposal is appearing in the taste of people and visitors in western Cuba: Fruti-Club, the first Gastronomic-Technological Center of Vueltabajo. The place attracts the attention of customers by allowing to taste exquisite fruit-based delicacies while navigating the national and international network. The Joven Club de Computación y Electrónica (Computing and Electronic Club) joined […]

Moka Hotel, near nature beauty

Moka Hotel, near nature beauty

Boasting an original design combining natural elements with colonial Creole architecture, the Moka Hotel, one of the most charming buildings in western Cuba, stands at the heart of the Sierra del Rosario. A giant tree grows in the middle of the enclosure, while lush gardens crown the warmth and beauty of the environment. The facility […]

Saiz´s house: History in a Vueltabajo house

Saiz´s house: History in a Vueltabajo house

A visit to San Juan y Martinez, tobacco mecca in Vueltabajo, will not be completed if, before leaving, the traveler does not travel to the Saiz´s house. What does this small house have that seduces the walker? The house, built in 1948, was the site where the brothers Luis and Sergio Saíz Montes de Oca […]

Almendrones, to know Cuba

Almendrones, to know Cuba

What better way to know Cuba than in the backseat of an “almendrón”? These cars, whose peculiar name comes from their resemblance to a giant almond, depart every morning to the most varied destinations of our geography. A huge fleet of Fords, Pontiacs, Chevrolets, Dodges and Cadillacs transports a considerable segment of the Cuban population […]

Pinar del Río: Tobacco Route

Pinar del Río: Tobacco Route

There are few visitors who come to Vueltabajo and resist the temptation to smoke a “habano”: typical, captivating and exclusive, the cigar distinguish the region, known as the land of the best tobacco in the world. For lovers of the art of puffing, Pinar del Río offers, since 2015, an attractive tourist product: The Tobacco […]

La Ermita in Viñales: Sanctuary of nature

La Ermita in Viñales: Sanctuary of nature

With a privileged view of the Viñales Valley, La Ermita Hotel is a place of reference for nature lovers who come to Vueltabajo seduced by the beauty and variety of the landscapes. The hotel restaurant has a large terrace that allows the visitor to enjoy an exceptional setting, where the virginal environment and the agricultural […]

Hotel Colonial Cayo Coco: history and good taste shake hands

Hotel Colonial Cayo Coco: history and good taste shake hands

About 17 kilometers of road (pedraplen) connect Cayo Coco with Morón, emblematic municipality of Ciego de Avila. Considered the fourth island in extension among the group that forms the Greater Antilles, Cayo Coco is nowadays one of the main tourist destinations of sun and beach of the country. With around 27 kilometers of beaches, visitors […]

Casa del Vino, attractive proposal in Vueltabajo

Casa del Vino, attractive proposal in Vueltabajo

The city of Pinar del Río will arrive in September to its 150th anniversary, reason why authorities and settlers of the most western city of Cuba decorate the main arteries and open new options for the enjoyment of premises and visitors. Among the proposals currently in vogue is the Casa del vino, an installation that […]

San Vicente: A ranch of medicinal waters

San Vicente: A ranch of medicinal waters

Just 38 kilometers from the city of Pinar del Río, on the foothills of the San Vicente Valley, stands a homely building ideal for ecotourism and improving the quality of life: the Cubanacan Rancho San Vicente Hotel. Founded in 1901, the ranch is the oldest hotel in the province and has an invaluable patrimonial value. […]

Gallo de Moron, symbol of Ciego de Avila

Gallo de Moron, symbol of Ciego de Avila

At the entrance of Morón, in province Ciego de Ávila, a slender rooster ready to fight greets the visitor. The monument, sculpted in bronze, has become an unmistakable symbol of the region and a place of reference for locals and foreign visitors. The legend of the Rooster dates back to the early 16th century in […]

Las Terrazas: serenity and adventure in Artemisa

Las Terrazas: serenity and adventure in Artemisa

Owning a fascinating beauty and unparalleled quiet, the community Las Terrazas stands as one of the main destinations for nature tourism in the country. Nestled in the heart of the Sierra del Rosario, this rural living experience of sustainable development combines more than five thousand hectares of protected forests with comprehensive tourist services. Among the […]

Hotel Vueltabajo: spirituality, refinement and tradition

Hotel Vueltabajo: spirituality, refinement and tradition

In an environment full of memories, where beauty and history are combined, Vueltabajo Hotel is an ideal place to enjoy a quiet and pleasant stay. Located in the heart of Pinar del Río, the building, whose construction dates back to the nineteenth century, opens its doors retaining a marked colonial style: high ceilings, Parisian windows, […]

El Criollo in Pinar del Rio: synthesis of Cuban culture

El Criollo in Pinar del Rio: synthesis of Cuban culture

Lovers of Cuban culture and culinary tradition will find in El Criollo an excellent option to meet the highest expectations. The recently renovated facility offers restaurant, grill and cabaret services, where the traveler can taste exquisite dishes of traditional cuisine and enjoy the most genuine art of the Island. The center of the recreational proposals […]

Hotel Jazmines: balcony to Valley of Viñales

Hotel Jazmines: balcony to Valley of Viñales

With a privileged location, in the heart of Viñales Valley, Los Jazmines Hotel shows us one of the best views of the area. Surrounded by lush vegetation, this pink building with roof of tile is an architectural piece of exquisite value that creatively combines the details of local architecture with an unmistakable colonial style. The […]

Pinar Hotel, at gates of Vueltabajo

Pinar Hotel, at gates of Vueltabajo

When the national or foreign visitors arrive at Pinar del Río on the national highway, an emblematic building welcomes them. It is the Pinar del Río Hotel, an installation that for 38 years remains one of the most important tourist accommodation in the westernmost of the provinces. House of excellence of Vegueros of Pinar del […]

Jutías Cay, pearl of Cuban north coast

Jutías Cay, pearl of Cuban north coast

On the north coast of the Pinar del Río geography, welcoming the Strait of Florida, a huge rock attracts the attention of the visitor: Jutías Cay, a small coral island of almost virgin beaches with white sands and turquoise waters, is an ideal place to enjoy the beauty from the Caribbean. The islet, which along […]

Soroa in Artemisa, Balcony of the West

Soroa in Artemisa, Balcony of the West

In the deepest part of the Sierra del Rosario emerges the paradisiacal beauty of Soroa, one of the most complete and promising destinations in western Cuba. The area owes its name to the Soroa Muñagorri family, a coffee-growing clan that in the 1950s began to extend its properties to become almost absolute owner of the […]

Viñales: Great Cavern of Santo Tomas

Viñales: Great Cavern of Santo Tomas

Located in the Sierra de Quemado, in the middle of the Viñales Valley, a gigantic stone labyrinth seduces domestic and foreign visitors: with more than 46 kilometers of galleries, the Great Cavern of Santo Tomás combines history and legend, chaos and balance, light and penumbra, to achieve an almost perfect harmony. Considered to be the […]

Rumayor Cabaret: Cuban traditions come to life

Rumayor Cabaret: Cuban traditions come to life

On the outskirts of the city of Pinar del Río, just at kilometer 1 of the road that leads to the tourist town of Viñales, a singular Cabaret attracts the attention of hundreds of national and foreign visitors. The flagship of the Cuban West, Rumayor Cabaret, has been for decades an attractive cultural proposal for […]

Palenque de los Cimarrones in Viñales

Palenque de los Cimarrones in Viñales

To cross the 150 meters of the Cave of Jose Miguel, in the Valley of Viñales, allows the visitor to go back in time until arriving at the Cuba of the XVIII century and to enter in direct contact with the rich inheritance bequeathed to our culture by the called “black continent “. Created at […]

Monument Malagones, beauty and symbolism at Viñales

Monument Malagones, beauty and symbolism at Viñales

Between the karst skirts of the hills that form the Viñales National Park – cultural patrimony of the humanity – a unique community named “Moncada” is hidden. This community is located 18 kilometers from the tourist center of the populous Vueltabajo municipality. Despite its outstanding geography, houses of similar architecture and the hospitality of its […]

Cueva del Indio, trip to Cuban pre-Columbian history

Cueva del Indio, trip to Cuban pre-Columbian history

Located in one of the largest cave systems in the Caribbean, La Cueva del Indio, situated in the municipality of Viñales, arouses the interest of those who visit it due to the mysterious rock formation of its walls and the crystal clear underground waters of the San Vicente River. Placed about 5.5 kilometers north of […]

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