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. For more than a century it has provided services to national and foreign visitors who approach the valley attracted by the beauty of the place or by the therapeutic values of the San Vicente River.

From the hotel you can enjoy the benefits of the medicinal waters spa, appreciate the local flora and fauna, visit underground caverns and rivers, and share with the residents of neighboring communities.

There are daily tours through the area and excursions to other nearby tourist attractions, such as the Levisa and Jutías cays, the Viñales Valley and the Abra de Ancon, one of the best tobacco plantations in the world.

To make the stay more comfortable, the Ranch has a massage room, swimming pool, boutique, bar, restaurant, parking, taxi service, medical consultation and facilities for the disabled.

It also offers a varied recreational program that includes, among its most attractive options, dance classes, horse rental, passive games and mud therapy.

Important figures of the universal culture have left their mark in the enclosure, like Alicia Alonso, Prima Ballerina Assoluta of the National Ballet of Cuba and Ernest Hemingway, Literature Nobel Prize and eternal friend of the Island.

For visit: To 7KM from Viñales, Pinar del Rio (“22.67381, -83.70625”). Access daily.

by: Victor Manuel Blanco