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, […]

Guayabita del Pinar Rum Factory

Guayabita del Pinar Rum Factory

If you reach the western province of Pinar del Río you will find some tobacco plantations on both sides of the road, however, in the capital city of the territory, you will also find the factory of Guayabita del Pinar, one of the most interesting points for visitors to the region. The centre where the […]

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 […]

Rio del Medio, a place for enjoyment

Rio del Medio, a place for enjoyment

Located in the northern part of the province of Pinar del Río, the town of Río del Medio represents one of the most beautiful natural sites in the Pinar del Río region. Exotic for its contrast of gentle hilly terrain and the waters of the Caribbean Sea, the village shows the newcomer the particularities of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]