Only few landscapes in Cuba reveal as much natural splendor as Pinar del Rio province. Privileged by the nature, this area comprises 2 of the six World Reservations of the Biosphere in the Cuban archipelago and one of the best beaches in the world .
The appeal of its flora and fauna add up to the pleasant appearance of the district, and for sure is the land of the most excellent tobacco in the Planet. Pinar del Rio is a targeted holiday destination in Cuba for those looking for direct contact with Mother Nature.
Also situated in the Viales Valley, surrounded by its astonishing mountains, is the Camping site Dos Hermanas (Two Sisters) that easy the enjoyment of the landscape. The options for visitors are countless; you can do mountain climbing, trekking, horse back riding or visit the largest cave formations in Cuba.
This land is an important artists’ cradle. Illustrious son of this county was Cirilo Villaverde, author of the most important Cuban novel in the XIX century, “Cecilia Valdes”, considered one of the great Cuban writers of all times. The music and the plastic arts, on the other hand, have big exponents like the composer Pedro Rush; author of the well-known piece “Nosotros” and the contemporary painter Pedro Pablo Oliva.
The most popular social gathering in the zone is the Guateque. It is a party where people recite poetry, sing songs and enjoy a good typical Cuban food while flavoring the best of the Cuban rums.
If you want to visit Pinar del Rio in your holidays in Cuba, you can fly to Havana and then take a transfer to this area. It is located at about 160 kms far from Havana and it takes about 2 hours by road. There are no international or domestic airports in this province so flying directly is not an option. There is although the chance to arrive by boat to the Marinas located in Cayo Levisa and Maria La Gorda.
To know the land of the valleys and mogotes there is anything better than the trips and visits to its more famous scenery: the Valley of Viales declared Cultural Landscape of the Humanity (UNESCO); the tourist complex The Terraces, example of tourist community of sustainable development; Soroa, with its orquideario and its beautiful waterfall; and the ruins of French coffee plantations of the XIX century, among others.
As for city environment and nature, Pinar del Rio has comfortable lodgings. The specialized tourism, on the other hand, has suitable conditions for its realization that include all the stay facilities. Do not have a place to doubt, during your holidays in Cuba, you should spend some time in this incredible province, the land of the best tobacco in the world.
Jose Mauricio is a Travel Consultant specialist in organizing Cuba holidays. He is natural from Havana City and has a wealth of knowledge that will share with you. He can help you organize your tailor made holidays to Cuba and make it unique.