Pinar del Río, Cuba’s westernmost province, is the focus of attention of thousands of vacationers visiting the largest Antillean Island every year.
According to sources from the tourist sector, Pinar del Río receives 15 percent of travelers to Cuba, who are attracted by the region’s rich flora and fauna.
Official statistics show that 140,000 foreign vacationers visited the province from January to May 2003, and revenues totaled 10 million dollars.
During that period, Pinar del Río’s hotel occupancy rate was 62.5 percent, and the main sources of vacationers were France, Germany and Great Britain.
The province’s lodging capacity grew to over 400 rooms after the construction of 60 cabins on Cayo Levisa, Viñales and the María La Gorda International Diving Center.
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