Provincia de Pinar del Río Things to Do

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Provincia de Pinar del Río Things to Do

  • Mural de la Prehistoria

    The Mural de la Prehistoria is a 120 m high and 180 m width painting on one side of a mogote in the Dos Hermanas valley. The painting depicts the evolution from amonites to homo sapiens.There is a small parking lot, opportunity to horsebackride, a restaurant and gift shop near the wall.If you don't want to pay the entrance fee of 1 CUC per person,...

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  • Tobacco farm

    Visit a tobacco farm. They will tell you all about the process of making the best cigars in the world. They will show you the tobacco plants and take you to the shed where the tobacco leaves are being dried. You can observe how the leaves are put together and hung on sticks for drying. Of course, after the visit you can buy some local cigars.For as...

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  • Vinales

    Vinales is a lovely small town in the Vinales valley. It is characterised by one story wooden houses with porches. At the center is a pleasant square with a small, old church.Vinales is a great base for your stay in Western Cuba. There are a lot of accomodations (casa particulares) and 3 hotels (Los Jazmines, La Ermita and Rancho San Vicente).

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  • Pinar del Rio

    Pinar del Rio is the capital of the province with the same name. As it lies amidst tobacco fields it is the center of the cigar industry. It was one of the last major cities founded by the Spanish. I did not particularly like the city. Many of the colonial and neoclassical buildings were in a state of decay. Except for a quick walk around and maybe...

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  • Soroa

    Soroa lies half way between Havana and Pinar del Rio in western Cuba. Here you can hike to a waterfall and a mountain top mirador (lookout) with a wide view over the Sierra de Rosario.The waterfall has a parking area (1 CUC) and restaurant. Entrance to the waterfall is 3 CUC, which includes a drink in the restaurant afterwards. The trail to the...

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  • Stop at a road-side fruit-stall

    This was a major highlight of today's long journey to Pinar del Rio and back to Havana. After initially stopping a few hours earlier to buy a dozen bananas for CUC$1.00, we all wanted to stop again for more fruit, and it did not dissapoint.We had delicious pineapples, bananas, coconuts, manderins, etc, and the gentlemen at the stall even made a...

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  • Maria La Gorda..coral reefs of...

    At the María La Gorda International Dive Center U´ll enjoy seabottoms full of marine species and coral reefs of breathtaking beauty. It is the ideal place to practice diving and ecotourism. It has some small cabins, where U can enjoy some commodities. It´s far from any town or shop so be sure to take everything you need with U. The place remains...

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  • Viñales..U cannot miss it

    According to experts, the Viñales Valley is an exceptional scenery, in which its unique nature and the preservation of the environment blend with the agricultural work of men and women, especially in tobacco fields...And I agree with the expert opinion. It´s a wonderfull and peacifull place where U can see the local people working and living their...

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  • At the tobaco plantation

    The famous Vegas Robaina (82) shows his small tobacco plants which start to grow in this seedbeds, before they are set out.He is the only cuban who has got his name on a cigarr brand and has made many promotion journeys to Europe. A friendly man with high dignity.(Amendment 2004: He is now 85 and is still going strong, as reported in a Swedish...

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  • Mural de la Prehistoria

    Painted on a rock face by Leovigildo Gonzalex from 1959 - 1962, it has to be seen to be belived. I didn't really want to go to this place, I thought it would have nothing to offer. I was stunned. The painting is enormous.

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  • The Art of cultivating Tobacco

    Covering work has just begun.The plants will be covered with textile by the sides and above(with a 'textile roof') to protect them from insects, sun, hard winds and rain.

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