Cienfuegos: La Buena Pipa, an alternative Cafe

Cienfuegos: La Buena Pipa, an alternative Cafe

Walking through the streets of Cienfuegos, I find an unusual site. The name call my attention, “Café la Buena Pipa”. Every Cuban knows the famous “endless tale”. We say that it even has a very philosophical meaning, or is the name just that … a good name? Standing at the door I see a cozy […]

Library for all ages at Cienfuegos

Library for all ages at Cienfuegos

On your tour through Paseo del Prado in Cienfuegos, you will notice this majestic building of imposing facade, undisputed symbol of the splendor that this city had in its golden decades. Formerly the headquarters of the Lyceum of Cienfuegos, in 1976 it became the Provincial Library “Roberto García Valdés”. Since then it has a growing […]

Benny stayed in Cienfuegos

Benny stayed in Cienfuegos

As if he were another traveler in the city of Cienfuegos, we found this personage among the people. Cast in bronze, it seems to walk through the center of Paseo del Prado, the main alle of Perla del Sur. He is Benny Moré, born as Bartolome Maximiliano Moré back in 1919. He has the same […]

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 […]

Pinar del Rio: Cuban cigar in El Hoyo de Monterrey

Pinar del Rio: Cuban cigar in El Hoyo de Monterrey

Do you want to know the origin of the outer layers of Cuban cigars? Its harvesters, the land in which they grow and the natural and industrial process they receive, are waiting for you in San Juan y Martínez, the tobacco mecca in the world, one of the biggest tourist attractions in Cuba. About 25 […]

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 […]

The Milanes Theater in Pinar del Rio city

The Milanes Theater in Pinar del Rio city

In the intermediation of José Martí and Cristóbal Colón streets, in the western province of Pinar del Río, stands a majestic building that is the ideal place to enjoy the dramatic art, dance and music in Vueltabajo. Recognized for its exceptional acoustics, Milanes Theater is one of the oldest in Cuba and Latin America. Founded […]

Che rests in his mausoleum

Che rests in his mausoleum

Do not visit the Mausoleum of Che, is almost not having visited the city of Santa Clara. No matter if you are a history lover or not. It is a visit that goes beyond personal ideologies. It is rather an encounter with the homage of a people to a mythical character, almost a legend. This […]

Restaurant in Camaguey “El Paso”: elegance and tradition

Restaurant in Camaguey “El Paso”: elegance and tradition

The gastronomic complex “El Paso” is located in a colonial house in the Plaza del Carmen, in the city of Camaguey. Since its founding, the site becomes widely accepted, especially by foreign visitors who extol the quality and variety of its offers. This was emphasized by the second American lady Jill Biden in recent visit […]

Santa Clara, ancient and beautiful

Santa Clara, ancient and beautiful

Antiquity and beauty, two features difficult to find at the same time in a city. But Santa Clara is not. It is one of those cities with a colonial past that defies time for its beauty. Santa Clara belongs to the municipality of the same name and is the capital of Villa Clara province. It […]

Canopy Vinales, live ecstasy from the heights

Canopy Vinales, live ecstasy from the heights

A new service attracts national and international tourists to visit Vinales Valley. That is the case of canopy, an international widespread practice that a few months ago delights visitors of these places. Also known as zip line, the canopy consists of a pulley suspended by wires mounted on a decline or incline, designed to encourage […]

Soroa Orchid Garden, Eden in Western of Cuba

Soroa Orchid Garden, Eden in Western of Cuba

In the depths of the Sierra del Rosario, at Soroa area, emerges a jewel of Artemisa geography: the Botanical Garden of Soroa Orchid Garden, which guards untold treasures of biological and landscape wealth of the region. The Garden was declared “National Heritage” in 1961. It is a scientific-production center of the University of Pinar del […]

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 […]

Cape San Antonio, a natural wonder.

Cape San Antonio, a natural wonder.

Bathed by the calm waters of the Straits of Yucatan, the Cape San Antonio is the westernmost point of the Cuban archipelago. Belonging to the Guanahacabibes Peninsula, in the municipality of Sandino, this amazing nature reserve is a paradise almost unexplored by man. In this environment, visitors will find a wide range of ecological trails, […]

Maria la gorda: nature, legend and history

Maria la gorda: nature, legend and history

Maria la Gorda beach is surrounded by the mysticism of stories of pirates, ships aground and hidden treasures, it delights for its clear and calm waters, for the incalculable beauty of its coral reefs and the diversity of species that inhabit it. Although there is no single version of the arrival of Mary, the fat, […]

Ignacio Agramonte Park: essence and pride of Camaguey

Ignacio Agramonte Park: essence and pride of Camaguey

The current “Major General Ignacio Agramonte y Loynaz” Park, located in the ancient city of Camaguey becomes middle point of concurrency for locals and visitors due to its significant historical, cultural and heritage value. One of the most attractive aspects of the site is the monument by Italian sculptor Salvatore Buemi, erected in the center […]

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, […]

Paradise: Vinales agro-ecological farm

Paradise: Vinales agro-ecological farm

The agro-ecological farm “Paradise” opens its doors every day from early in the morning. This is a natural treasure and a prize to human effort, a place that will delight the visitor. It is located a few minutes from the center of Viñales town, on a steep hill and next to the path Silencio al […]

Tobacco in Vinales

Tobacco in Vinales

How long does it take to harvest the tobacco? How long does a plant of tobacco grow? How is a tobacco made in the fields of Cuba? Who is better to respond that own protagonists. The farmers of Vinales, Cuba, cultivate and process their tobacco. It has become the product leader of Cuban export market. […]

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 […]

Cayo Levisa: an undiscovered paradise

Cayo Levisa: an undiscovered paradise

With about four kilometers of beaches and a variety of marine fauna, Cayo Levisa is a paradise destination in western Cuba. Its calm waters, its white and fine sands and alluring coral reefs are a true paradise for those looking to relax and unwind. Located on the northwest coast of Pinar del Rio, in the […]

Pinar del Rio: a mythological park

Pinar del Rio: a mythological park

In the center of the city of Pinar del Río is a unique park that mixes beauty and classical order of Greek and Roman mythology, in open rupture with contemporary architecture. Known as “Parque de las Estatuas” (“Park of the statues “), the work is the result of FIDIAS project led by the sculptor Pedro […]

Vinales Valley, Tours in Cuba

Vinales Valley, Tours in Cuba

The Valley of Vinales is one of the best know areas of Cuba. It is located in the Sierra de los Órganos in the province of Pinar del Río. This territory extends for approximately 132 km2 is consider as a National Monument and protected by Cuban government. This geologic marvel has its origins – according […]

Don’t Miss visit Vinales, Pinar del Rio, Cuba

Don’t Miss visit Vinales, Pinar del Rio, Cuba

Vinales is located at north of province Pinar del Río, the most occidental province in Cuba. It is one of the 14 municipalities at this province and it has 741 km2 extension.  The town of Viñales conserves the traditional aspect of the houses of red tiles as well as some of the inherited features from aboriginal, […]