“CAPTAIN ALBERTO FERNÁNDEZ MONTES DE OCA” MINE
When it was closed in 1997, the mine named after Captain Alberto Fernández Montes de Oca was being restored within the historical area of Matahambre, declared National Monument on January 24th of 2000.
This place contains one of the main elements of heritage used in the production of copper ore with technology from the first decades of the XX century.
A site well worth visiting is the Munic... For more information...
CEJA DEL NEGRO
This historical site is found west of the town of Pilotos, which is part of the municipality of Consolación del Sur, in the province of Pinar del Río.
It was the site of a bloody battle, among the last to take place at the end of the XIX century between the Cuban Mambises troops (as the Cuban insurrectionists were called) and the Spanish Colonial Army.
The skirmish became a great battle, ... For more information...
CUBAN POLIMITA SNAILS (POLIMITAS CUBANAS)
They are of an extraordinary beauty. The ideal place for finding them and hoarding a good collection is in the most remote places of the famous Valley of Viñales (Valle de Viñales), in the western-most province of Pinar del Río, although they can be found in other areas of the national geography, but in scarcer numbers.
These terrestrial molluscs of the sacricia species only live three years an... For more information...
Great Cavern of Santo Tomás
In 1954, Dr. Antonio Nuñez Jiménez led the first expedition to this site, near the tourist area of Viñales, in the Sierra del Rosario.
Back then, no one could imagine that these caverns would be admired later on as the most important in Cuba, not only due to their magnitude of 45 kilometres, but also because of the scientific wealth they treasure.
Later on several historic events took place... For more information...
The Guanahacabibes peninsula is located in the easternmost region of the province. The area is covered by numerous caverns and plush vegetation. It’s a flora and fauna sanctuary and its ocean bottoms have plenty of corals. The Roncali lighthouse built in 1847 and named a ship captain dominates the very tip of the peninsula.
Guanahacabibes peninsula is a natural national park declared as Reserve o... For more information...
ISABEL RUBIO STONE FOREST (BOSQUE DE PIEDRA)
This place, due to its incomparable natural beauty, was declared a National Monument and is located in the settlement of the same name, in the municipality of Guane, in the eastern province of Pinar del Río.
It is located in the mountain chains of Guaniguanico (Cordillera de Guaniguanico), in the extreme eastern part of the Sierra de los Órganos, divided by the Cuyaguateje river, this being th... For more information...
Full of attractive niches created by nature, this paradise is located north of the province of Pinar del Río, a few minutes from the docking point of Palma Rubia on the coast. It is part of the archipelago of Los Colorados, that crowns the north-western coast of Cuba.
The virginal beach, featuring sea bottoms full of attractive corals and marine species, some of which are: parrot fish, barber ... For more information...
LOS PORTALES CAVE (CUEVA DE LOS PORTALES)
Commander Ernesto Che Guevara established his operations centre here, during the October Crisis or Caribbean Crisis of October 1962. The cave was declared a National Monument and is located in the area of San Andrés, between the Sierras del Rosario and the Sierra de Los Órganos, in the province of Pinar del Río.
In addition to its historical importance, the place has become a tourist attractio... For more information...
One of the fourteen municipalities of the province of Pinar del Río which boasts the condition of National Monument, since it was where General Antonio Maceo ended his invasion from the East to the West (Oriente a Occidente) of the country, during the struggle against Spanish Colonialism in 1895.
The cultural legacy of this area has been maintained, thanks to the work and creative talent of tho... For more information...
MARIA LA GORDA BEACH
Located in the far western area of the province of Pinar del Río, its crystalline waters are an invitation for spending the hours in an attractive spot. A good part of the black coral reserves can be found there as well as many varieties of fish, crustaceans and sponges.
An important detail favouring the beach is that right in this area, in the cove of Corrientes is the International Scuba Di... For more information...
PINAR DEL RIO
Pinar Del Río is the capital city if the easternmost province of Cuba. The present name was given to it in 1778. The province a territorial extension of 6,788.48 sq mi and has a little over 700,000 inhabitants. The province is located 93.21 mi east of the City of Havana.
Pinar Del Río is a bucolic and attractive city with an architecture predominantly characterized by red-tiles roofs and the pres... For more information...
Prehistory Mural, Viñales
Being intrinsic part of the attractive valley and its mogotes of unsurpassable natural beauty, it is located at Pinar del Río-based Viñales Valley, one of the major places of great tourist attraction in the Cuban western province. It is the Prehistory Mural and as part of the comfortable environment amidst the countryside it boasts an assorted cafeteria and a restaurant, plus the charming camping ... For more information...
Puerto Esperanza is a small population of 5, 000 inhabitants. Viñales was founded in 1879 consequently Puerto Esperanza has the same foundation date.
Fishing and agriculture are the main activities of the inhabitants of this village.
The breath taking beauty of the landscape and the seascape make this place worthwhile visiting. It is located 14.91 mi from Viñales.
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It has challenged the years and won, it has been a mute witness of shipwrecks, as well as the ferocious attacks of pirates. Its solid structure has resisted the furious winds and lashing rains of several hurricanes that have struck an environment rich in fauna and featuring exuberant plant life.
This building which is 33 metres high is one of the 17 lighthouses working today on the Island, mai... For more information...
SAN DIEGO DE LOS BAÑOS
San Diego de los Baños, located in the south west region of the province distant 74.56 mi from the City of Havana, is a place of insurmountable beauty. It is flanked by La Guira and its natural park to its northern end and by the Cueva de los Portales of great natural and historical values to its east side.
The small town of 4,000 inhabitants boasts one of the most important mineral waters spas i... For more information...
SAN JUAN Y MARTÍNEZ–SAN LUIS
Located some 15.53 mi from Pinar del Río and 111.85 mi west of Havana, these municipalities are closely related to tobacco growing and Havana cigar production. This is region of where the best tobacco is grown. The whole process undergone by tobacco to become a Havana cigar is an attraction visitors may experience: the tobacco plantations, the Drying houses, and the selection of the best leaves. T... For more information...
Soroa is a paradisiacal place located in the western region of the province just 31.07 mi from the City Of Havana. Soroa has an orchid garden with more than 700 species, 150 of them are Cuban.
Swimming in the waterfall pond is an additional pleasure you don’t want to miss. The water falls 68.90 ft and due to the intense sunlight rainbows form that’s why many refer to Soroa as the “Rainbow of Cub... For more information...
Viñales is the most famous of the tourist destinations in Cuba. The landscape is uniquely beautiful dotted with several “mogotes” and tobacco plantations, tobacco drying houses, and peasant’s typical houses. The Viñales Valley is located in the Organos Sierra and it has been declared World Natural Landscape by UNESCO. The region’s flora and fauna is very exclusive and there are the largest and mor... For more information...
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