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Posted October 04, 2005 by publisher in Cuba Vacation

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Cuba’s westernmost province, Pinar del Rio, stands out as a stronghold for nature tourism, due to its pristine environment populated by many animal and plant species.

Experts say that as Spanish colonization began in eastern Cuba, the western part of the country remained almost intact, so most of the endemic flora and fauna was preserved.

In addition to its fertile soils, mineral resources (copper and gold) and the world-famous Havana cigars, Pinar del Rio’s best-preserved treasure is its natural environment, including such beautiful places as the Vi�ales Valley, which was declared a World Cultural Landscape by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Precisely, most lodging capacities in the province are in that region, although the capital city also has a few hotels where vacationers can stay.

One of those establishments is the Pinar del R�o Hotel, which is at a few- minute drive from downtown and provides high-quality personalized services.
From the hotel, guests can visit places of breathtaking beauty such as the tobacco fields in Vueltabajo and the Guayabita del Pinar Liquor Factory.

The liquor, which has been produced since the 19th century, is made with a wild fruit that only grows in Pinar del R�o. The liquor comes in two variants: dry and sweet.

The hotel offers 136 air-conditioned rooms and 13 cabanas equipped with satellite TV, and provides excellent gastronomic options in its restaurants, which serve dishes from Cuban and international cuisine.

Centuries-old buildings stand majestically in the provincial capital. That is the case of the Cathedral, built in 1883, and the Jose Jacinto Milanes Theater, a wooden structure constructed in 1838.

In the region of Soroa, tourists can stay in a Hotel and Villas, which are surrounded by a pleasant climate, natural, historic and cultural resources, and excellent medicinal waters.

Horse-riding excursions and different modalities of trekking in the company of specialized guides are part of Soroa’s large tourist offer, which includes excursions to the ruins of French coffee farms from the 19th century, the Bayate River, and El Brujillo-La Comadre countryside community.

With these options, Cuba’s westernmost region offers a one-of-a-kind tourist program in which nature and beautiful countryside landscapes prevail.
Casa Garay
Places of Interest
Calle Isabel Rubio No. 189 e/ Ceferino Fern�ndez y Frank Pa�s
Pinar del R�o

F�brica de Tabacos “Francisco Donatien”
Places of Interest
Calle Maceo No. 157 Oeste
Pinar del R�o
Guasch Palace
Places of Interest
Calle Mart� e/ Comandante Pinares y Hermanos Sa�z
Pinar del R�o

Hoyo de Monterrey
Historic Sites
Calle Rigoberto Fuente
Pinar del R�o
Jose Jacinto Milanes Theater
Calle Mart� esq. a Colon
Pinar del R�o

Museo Comunidad Las Terrazas
Comunidad Las Terrazas
Pinar del R�o
Museum of Natural Sciences “Tranquilino Sandalio de Noda”
Calle Mart� No. 202 esq. a Ave. Comandante Pinares
Pinar del R�o

Orquideario de Soroa
Places of Interest
Carretera de Soroa km. 8
Pinar del R�o
Parroquia de Nuestra Se�ora de la Candelaria
Churches-Places of Cult
Calle 62 No. 5102 e/ 51 y 53
Pinar del R�o

Provincial Museum of History
Calle Mart� No. 58 e/ Isabel Rubio y Colon
Pinar del R�o
Ruins of the old coffee plantation “Angerona”
Km. 5 � Artemisa-Cayajabos, Finca Sousse
Pinar del R�o

Santa Iglesia Catedral de San Rosendo
Churches-Places of Cult
Calle Maceo No. 2 Este esq. a Gerardo Medina
Pinar del R�o
Sierra del Rosario Reserve of the Biosphere
Areas of Natural Interest
Sierra del Rosario
Pinar del R�o

Vi�ales Valley
World Heritage Sites
Sierra de los Organos
Pinar del R�o

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