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 […]

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 […]