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 […]

More than history in Valle de los Ingenios

More than history in Valle de los Ingenios

Composed of 65 defactory ruins, summer houses, barracks and other sugar industry facilities, the Valle de los Ingenios, a few kilometers northeast of Trinidad, is a true museum of Cuban sugar production. This natural and cultural site, located on an extensive plain formed by the Agabama-Méyer, Santa Rosa and southern coastal plains, is a well-conceived […]

Plaza Mayor de Trinidad, jewel of Cuban heritage

Plaza Mayor de Trinidad, jewel of Cuban heritage

The Plaza Mayor is the center of the historic quarter of the beautiful city of Trinidad, in Sancti Spíritus. With a stately colonial style, the Plaza is a place of congregation for visitors from all over the world, who come here to admire the architectural beauty of the Trinitarian city and its history. Since the […]

Manacas-Iznaga, faithful guardian of Trinidad city

Manacas-Iznaga, faithful guardian of Trinidad city

With four centuries of existence, the Tower of Manacas-Iznaga in Trinidad, is one of those sites that, for the luck of Cuban and foreign visitors, remains unbreakable as a symbol of the city and national heritage. Undoubtedly an attribute of the region, the Tower comes to our days as yet another example of the splendour […]

Farmacia francesa Triolet: remedio contra la nostalgia

Farmacia francesa Triolet: remedio contra la nostalgia

If there was an effective remedy to cure nostalgia for the past, with the right prescription one could buy it at the French pharmacy Triolet, which since 1882 has opened its doors in the historical center of Matanzas, in western Cuba. An atmosphere tinged with old essences brought from distant lands, books of formulas, cedar […]

Authentic natural environment in Playa Larga

Authentic natural environment in Playa Larga

One of the most paradisiacal and tropical places in Cuba is Playa Larga, an area located on the southern coast of the Caribbean island, specifically in the Ciénaga de Zapata, known as the largest and best preserved wetland in the insular Caribbean. This beautiful coastal settlement, 175 km from Havana and 132 km from Varadero, […]

Park of Freedom: historical-cultural seal of Matanzas city

Park of Freedom: historical-cultural seal of Matanzas city

Located in the Historical Center, National Monument, of the tercentenary City of Matanzas rises the Park of Freedom, space dedicated to spend free time, the talkings and the walks, in which often happen important cultural shows. The formerly Plaza de Armas, constitutes an alive referent of this neoclassical city of Cuba and latent witness of […]

Ermita de Monserrate: ode to Catalan culture

Ermita de Monserrate: ode to Catalan culture

To the north of Matanzas, in an elevated area known as the Simpson Heights, at the southern end of the Yumurí Valley, a neoclassical style hermitage or religious temple was built in 1874, dedicated to the Virgin of Monserrat, Catalan patron saint. A true jewel of Cuban colonial architecture, the Ermita de Monserrate stands out […]

Chorro de Maita: oldest aboriginal settlement in Cuba

Chorro de Maita: oldest aboriginal settlement in Cuba

If you visit the town of Chorro de Maíta in the municipality of Banes in the province of Holguín, you will arrive at the archaeological zone with the largest Aboriginal settlement in Cuba. Inaugurated in 1990, the site, which simulates a Taino village, shows a cemetery of natives with all the forms of burial found […]

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 […]

Camilo Cienfuegos National Museum

Camilo Cienfuegos National Museum

The Camilo Cienfuegos National Museum in the Yaguajay municipality of Sancti Spiritus province, some 380 kilometers from Havana, is one of the centers that treasures the history of one of Cuba’s most important men in the twentieth century. Inaugurated in 1989, the complex comprises a sculptural ensemble with the representation of artist Thelvia Marín del […]

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. […]

Bariay: Where Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba

Bariay: Where Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba

What is now known as Bariay National Monument Park was the site that Christopher Columbus crossed to get into Cuban territory on October 28, 1492 and discover the most beautiful land that human eyes had ever seen. Located 37 kilometers from the city of Holguín, Bariay Park is a protected area due to its biological […]

The lovely Trinidad in Cuba

The lovely Trinidad in Cuba

Also known as the Museum City of Cuba, Trinidad is one of the places with the greatest tradition, culture and history of the Caribbean country. Presumed to be one of the most comprehensive and preserved architectural ensembles in the Americas, these attributes have allowed it to be recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO […]

Santisima Trinidad, temple of culture and religion

Santisima Trinidad, temple of culture and religion

The Iglesia Mayor Santísima Trinidad, located in the province of Sancti Spíritus, is one of the most beautiful and prestigious Catholic temples in Cuba. Considered also the largest in Trinidad, this Church treasures valuable works of the island’s religious artistic heritage. After 75 years of construction, it was inaugurated on February 15, 1892 by Bishop […]

Laguna del Tesoro in Playa Larga

Laguna del Tesoro in Playa Larga

According to legend, the natives of the island threw their wealth at the bottom of the lake to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Spaniards, hence the name of the Laguna del Tesoro, a natural paradise located in the Ciénaga de Zapata. This reservoir, with a surface area of 16 square kilometers […]

Guamá: Mythical charm of a legend

Guamá: Mythical charm of a legend

Guamá is a Cuban tourist center very frequented every year by visitors of all nationalities. Located in the Ciénaga de Zapata National Park, the main wetland of the insular Caribbean and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, it is a site of great attraction for its history and nature. This village exhibits places destined to the sale […]

Cueva de los Peces, a true underwater paradise

Cueva de los Peces, a true underwater paradise

Cueva de los Peces is one of the most amazing gifts of nature that exists. This seventy-two-meter deep cenote, located on the south coast of Cuba, in the municipality of Ciénaga de Zapata, is the deepest in the country. Its attractive is that this water well, surrounded by vegetation, creates a natural swimming pool ideal […]

Caletón, history and nature at Playa Larga

Caletón, history and nature at Playa Larga

To feel in direct contact with nature, rest from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy an incomparable tranquility, there is no better proposal than visiting Caletón. Located in the municipality of Ciénaga de Zapata, the largest wetland of the insular Caribbean, this small and hospitable fishing village is one of those places […]

La Dionisia: paradise of history and nature

La Dionisia: paradise of history and nature

Away from the city noise, produced by the sound of cars and the hubbub of passers-by, remains the tourist center La Dionisia, a paradise in which history and nature converge. Located on the outskirts of the city of Matanzas, about 100 kilometers east of Havana, the old coffee mill founded in 1820 stands out for […]

Ignacio Agramonte’s House Museum at Camagüey

Ignacio Agramonte’s House Museum at Camagüey

The House Museum of Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz, located in the urban center of the city of Camagüey becomes one of the most important buildings of the city for its architectural, historical and cultural values. The building, declared a National Monument in 1978, was presumably erected in the middle of the eighteenth century and shows the architectural […]

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 […]

House of Cultural Diversity: architectural gem of Camagüey

House of Cultural Diversity: architectural gem of Camagüey

The House of Cultural Diversity, located in the city of Camagüey, shows its visitors the multicultural plurality and the architectural, patrimonial and cultural values of the legendary Puerto Príncipe. Located in front of the former Arms Square, today Ignacio Agramonte Park, and surrounded by the houses of the most illustrious neighbors of the town, its […]

Plaza del Carmen: art and tradition in Camagüey

Plaza del Carmen: art and tradition in Camagüey

There are many reasons for locals and visitors to succumb to the charms of Plaza del Carmen, located in the heart of the city of Camagüey, and considered the second most preserved Colonial Place of the former villa. Its varied popular architecture, irregular courtyards, simple and modest facades of the houses, representative of the original […]

Birán, symbolic place of contemporary Cuban history

Birán, symbolic place of contemporary Cuban history

The Biran Historical Complex is located in a remote village in the municipality of Cueto in Holguín province, 750 kilometers east of Havana. In this place were born Fidel Castro Ruz, leader of the Cuban Revolution and his brother Raúl Castro, current President of the Republic of Cuba. With a very characteristic architecture, composed of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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