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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cerro de Cabras: Ascent to heights at Pinar del Río

Cerro de Cabras: Ascent to heights at Pinar del Río

About 13 kilometers from the capital city of Pinar del Río, Cerro de Cabras, one of the highest elevations in the province, exhibits a mixture of exoticism and indigenous nature of the westernmost region of Cuba. Located in the South Pizarro Heights, in the Sierra de los Órganos, the place offers hikers who prefer nature […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pinar del Rio Cathedral

Pinar del Rio Cathedral

With a welcoming atmosphere, Cathedral of Pinar del Río offers visitors the delight of the tranquility of simple works of art. The building of an eclectic style and a small semicircular amphitheater that remembers the Roman Coliseum was inaugurated on March 23rd, 1883. The current building obtained the title of cathedral in 1903 and it […]

Marti Park at Remedios, knowing the Cuban people

Marti Park at Remedios, knowing the Cuban people

During your visit to Remedios village in Villa Clara, you will find Marti Park. Due to its location and importance, it is the center of this legendary village. All urban constructions start from this place. You will feel that the buildings around, neoclassical style, will transfer you in time to ancient times. The silhouettes of […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

El Caney, “homemade” food

El Caney, “homemade” food

Visiting the Natural Park El Nicho, in Cienfuegos, we have the opportunity to taste the Creole food of the restaurant “El Caney”. Only 100 meters away from the Park. A rustic construction site. Food prepared in a rural style. Friendly treatment and excellent view of the mountains. Nothing better after the walk than good Creole […]

Guanaroca Lagoon, histories, legends and nature

Guanaroca Lagoon, histories, legends and nature

According to an aboriginal legend, the Guanaroca lagoon is the result of the disconsolate cry of a mother. The beautiful Guanaroca, mourns the death of her first child at the hands of the father. The pain was so great, she cried so much her tears formed the rivers, the bay and the lake. Thus explained […]

Mr. Cienfuegos has his “Imperio”

Mr. Cienfuegos has his “Imperio”

The personal venture reaches Cienfuegos. In this case it takes the form of a gym. A private business to satisfy the demand of locals and tourists. It opens its doors not only for those who practice bodybuilding but also for those who want a healthier life. Its service covers the main exercise routines. Imperio Gym […]

Mejunje at Santa Clara, a Cuban cultural oasis

Mejunje at Santa Clara, a Cuban cultural oasis

Thirty years has passed and Mejunje is still there, in Marta Abreu street in Santa Clara city . Unconventional is its trump card. It was created on January 26, 1985, as a place for meeting intellectuals friends but later it was became in the cultural heart of this city in central Cuba. This multifaceted cultural […]

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