The westernmost province of Cuba shows a rich natural and historical-cultural heritage. Known as the cathedral of nature, Pinar del Río treasures unique scenarios to welcome lovers of this tourist modality. The Valley of Viñales stands out, enchanted by its nature and its inhabitants, masterly work of inspiration and admiration for men and women of all times and latitudes. Due to the high degree of conservation of its natural and cultural values: its landscapes, traditions, music and craftsmanship was granted in 1999 the category Cultural Landscape of Humanity, an exceptional recognition of UNESCO.
Viñales, territory where this wonderful geographical feature is located is considered one of the oldest areas of Cuba, where fossil evidence belonging to the Jurassic period has been found and is distinguished among other reasons by the presence of valleys bathed by rivers and surrounded by rock formations called mogotes, only found in isolated points of the planet. Viñales highlights the high endemism of flora and fauna, with several species of terrestrial mollusks, 17 types of frogs, 40 species of reptiles and great diversity of birds that can be seen on trails such as Wonders of Viñales designed to bring the visitor to the natural environment .
Recognized as the capital of karst, Viñales reserves more than 300 caves including the Great Cavern of Santo Tomas, which is the largest in Cuba and the second largest in Latin America. Sites of interest in the locality are the Cueva del Indio, the San Vicente farm, the Palenque de los Cimarrones or the José Miguel cave, the Mural of Prehistory, the medicinal baths of San Vicente, among others that attract the visitor to a world full of adventures at your fingertips.
The attractions of this journey through Vueltabajo, as the region is also known, include the journey through the traditional culture of tobacco growing. For this, the Route to follow runs from the vegas of famous producers to the factory to taste excellent Cuban cigars. The fascination of past epochs takes over the capital city of Pinar del Río, which has emblematic buildings such as the Guasch Palace, with an eclectic architectural style and the Milanés Theater reflecting a late neoclassical, the Vueltabajo Hotel, among others that are also part of its heritage tangible.
The invitation continues to the Peninsula of Guanahacabibes, which goes back in history to the permanence of corsairs and pirates and their fame for possessing hidden treasures. It is today one of the six Biosphere Reserves in the country and the place where sea turtles nest. Already in La Bajada is the most western settlement of Cuba, and bordering the south coast, the International Maria La Gorda Diving Center, much in demand by cruise passengers and scuba divers.
To complete this combination, the best beaches in the region: Jutías and Levisa cays invite you to sunbathe and practice nautical activities. We propose you to start to know Cuba for a trip to Pinar del Río, new impressions, excellent images, plans to return for more ...
Get away from the daily routine and dare to discover one of the best tourist destinations in Cuba. Are you looking for things to do in Pinar del Rio? The province offers numberless recreational places and activities for all tastes and ages, three national parks, beaches, museums, tourist routes that will show you the local traditions and events and festivals that will give you the chance of participating in the life and culture of Pinar del Rio, Cuba.