Provincia de Pinar del Río Travel Guide

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Viñales

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Soroa

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Pinar del Río

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María la Gorda

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Cayo Jutías

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Cayo Levisa

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Viñales

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  • Great views on the valley.

    Viñales Off The Beaten Path

    If you are staying in the town you'll need to go out to the Hotel "Los Jasmines", about 4kms out along the road to Pinar del Rio. Just to the right of the hotel as you are facing it is a bar/restaurant and an arts and crafts market. Between the two there is enough space to stand next to the parapet with a great view down the valley over the mogotes...

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  • Rancho San Vicente Hotel

    Viñales Hotels

    Carretera a Puerto Esperanza Km 33, Vinales, Cuba, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Cueva de la cabeza de la Vaca, Viñales.

    Viñales Off The Beaten Path

    You will most certainly need a guide to find this cave, as even 50 metres away you can't see it. Quite a steep hike up the 60-odd steep steps to get in. This is a straight through cave, like a tunnel that was very useful, before mechanical means, to take supplies from the town to the farmlands the other side.Some interesting formations to be seen,...

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Soroa

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  • Road north from Soroa....

    Soroa Warnings and Dangers

    If planning to to Las Terrazas from Soroa via Mercedita this road is virtually impassable by car, the potholes are gigantic and it would take hours. Much better and quicker to go via the motorway. Same goes for anyone wanting to go to Bahia Honda further north than Mercedita and then on to Cayo Levisa, much better to go round via San Diego de los...

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  • Villa Soroa Hotel

    Soroa Hotels

    Carretera de Soroa Km 8, Soroa, Cuba, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Las Terrazas

    Soroa Off The Beaten Path

    An eco-village that is based in a deforestation area about 20 kms from Soroa. Be warned that there is not much in the way of accomodation here and apart from hiking not much else to do or see except the lake. It is part of the Unesco Biosphere reserve and also has a zip-line canopy tour. At the top of the village there is a Cadeca, a small arts and...

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Pinar del Río

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  • Walk the periphery of the centre.II

    Pinar del Río Things to Do

    Other sights in Pinar del Rio, showing that there really isn't a lot to spend time on. The old children's playground didn't seem to be in use anymore looking dilapidated and some things were rusty. The small church was newly painted but no sign for opening times and a chain across the gate. The mural was fresh and can be found on Calle Colon by the...

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  • Moka Hotel

    Pinar del Río Hotels

    Autopista Nacional Km 51, Pinar del Rio, , Cuba, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Walk the periphery of the centre.

    Pinar del Río Things to Do

    Scattered around the centre of Pinar are some fine and colourful examples of the colonial houses and buildings that date back to the late 19th and early 20th c. Some along the main street (Marti) and others hidden in side streets.

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María la Gorda

  • The beach it is then!!!

    María la Gorda Things to Do

    Not being a diver and not a very good swimmer, the only thing left for me to do was get the Kindle out, fortunately charged up the night before, and make the most of the chaise-longue that are all over the beach. These presumably are the hotels, but nobody came around to check if we were booked in there or not.You may be lucky and catch a pelican...

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  • The beach at María la Gorda

    María la Gorda Things to Do

    The beach is white and sandy, some meters from the seashore there is a 'line' with coral stones and shells along the beach. The molluscs shells are heavy, big and with hard and thick shell.(NB: This is a protected nature area and you must act accordingly. The corals in the sea are very fragile and are not to be 'picked'!)

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  • The girl "Maria la Gorda"

    María la Gorda Favorites

    The coast is exposed for the winds and waves, see how the cliff has erodated.This part is called 'Las tetas de la Maria la Gorda' (The breast of Maria la Gorda) in honour of - as the legends tell - her swelling bosom.María was a beautiful girl from Venezuela that got hijacked by buckaneers. She followed them here and settled down. She waited while...

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Cayo Jutías

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    See the white beach at Cayo Jutías

    by El_Sueco Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Playa on reachable distance from Viñales.
    Cayo Jutías is an island that is connected to the mainland with a constructed road over the shallow water.
    You have to pay 5 USD per person, this include a drink in the bar. That is okey I think.
    Some refreshments are sold on location, but I recommend that you bring your own refreshments and food.
    The bar man gladly guards your car for some remuneration.

    Fondest memory: We was lucky with sunny and calm weather. The guide book says that sometimes the waves can be high.

    La Playa en Cayo Jut��as
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Cayo Levisa

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    Hiking and snorkeling ...

    by rafgys Written May 8, 2007

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    It’s a very small key… one hour and a half from Viñales. All you’ll find in the island is a couple of restaurants and some sort of cabaña-hotel. Besides that… there are a few kilometers of white-sandy beaches, blue-turquoise water and a swam in the middle of everything.

    There also are reefs all around the island, so snorkeling is usually quite alright. What I really loved about hiking the beaches were the sea-stars washed upon the shore… there were areas where they were so many, like ten or so in just twenty or thirty meters!!

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    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Beaches
    • Hiking and Walking

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