With the name of San Carlos and San Severino of Matanzas it was founded on October 12th of 1693 and today has a surface area of almost 12 000 square kilometres and over 700 000 inhabitants. It is known as the Athens of Cuba.
The city is divided by the San Juan River (río San Juan) and is characterised by its cultural development, whose most significant expression is the Sauto Theatre (Teatro Sauto), where important national as well as international artists have performed.
The city, as well as the province, does not possess important elevations and the soil is fertile. The tercentennial province is only 98 kilometres from the capital, along the way to the famous beach of Varadero, one of the main tourist sites in the country.
Matanzas features a beautiful azure bay, as well as a central city area where parks and buildings, some dating back to the colonial era, coexist in harmony. If you prefer, you can enjoy a sea swim at El Zapato beach that bathes the city’s coastline.
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At just under an hour from Pinar del Rio’s numerous hotels and Vinales, Maria La Gorda El Colony is a premier dive center located on the Guanahacabibes peninsula of Pinar del Rio. Easily a day trip but better to do an overnight stay at the Hotel Maria la Gorda, visitors can either dive or snorkel at one of over 50 diving sites that have been recognized by Scuba Diving Magazine as some of the best on the planet. The El [...]
The Pinar del Rio Botanic Gardens offers treasures like 170 species of fruit trees, exotic plants in barely 45 hectares. The herbarium has an astounding array of 5 500 samples of some 800 species and 200 families representatives of species native to the six ecosystems of the province of Pinar del Rio. For plant lover a photographic tour of this place is like a dream come true due to the incredible variety of plant species set in a beautiful location [...]
Located in a former prison and on this site since 1961 the Francisco Donatien Cigar Factory is an ideal daytrip to spend a couple of hours watching people busily roll some of Pinar Del Rios finest cigars. Neatly seated side by side at special wooden benches, the cigar makers carry out their work with dexterity and amazing speed, producing vast numbers of cigars of identical weight and length in the time it takes to bat an eyelid. Similar but much [...]
Vinales Valley is an official national park and by far the most visited location in Pinar del Rio offering an outstanding karst landscape in which farmers still use traditional methods of agriculture and tobacco farming. The Vinales region also maintains a rich vernacular tradition in its architecture, art crafts and Cuban country music. The numerous caves, one of which is called the Cueva del Indio ir Indian Cave are scattered on the slopes of the hills that envelope the Vinales [...]
Looking for a Hotel in Pinar del Rio Cuba? Below is a complete list of hotels which are in Pinar del Rio. This list of Hotels in Pinar del Rio only includes Hotels in Pinar del Rio Center, Maria La Gorda, Vinales, Cayo Levisa. There are no other hotels in Pinar del Rio than these listed, however, there are numerous Casa Particulars as shown at the link below. Pinar del Rio Hotels with our Fast Booking program means you can [...]