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Pinar del Rio

Due to the abundance, variety and excellent conservation of its flora and wildlife, Pinar del Rio province truly deserves the name of Garden of Cuba, especially since two natural biosphere reserves (Guanahacabibes peninsula and Rosario mountain range) and the majestic Viñales Valley, considered a world cultural heritage, are in its territory.
Pinar del Rio, land of the best tobacco in the world, is also a unique opportunity for nature lovers, diving enthusiasts and for those who simply prefer to relax in the beach or bath in the mineral-thermal waters so abundant in the region. The province also offers excellent hotels surrounded by the surrounding pristine beauty and endowed with all the modern facilities.

Cayo Jutía

In the province of Pinar del Rio, and only 50 km north of the Viñales Valley, extends Cayo Jutia , an extraordinary natural area. Abundant coastal vegetation, populated by various species of birds, reptiles and mammals, is an ideal site for days of rest and relaxation.
Its main attractions are the pristine beaches and the lighthouse. A unique lighthouse, as one of the oldest in the country (more than 100 years), having a height of 42 m above sea level, is the only one of its kind in Latin America because of its skeleton form.
To the north Cayo Jutía is located near a large coral reef that promotes diving and other water sports. From here you can reach other small islands such as Megano de Casiguas, so called Cayo Paradise by Ernest Hemingway, which became his refuge to relax.

Cayo Levisa

More than 3 km of beaches in northern Pinar del Río. Snorkeling and diving in beautiful coral reefs.

María La Gorda

Located in the southeastern part of Guanahacabibes Peninsula. On this beach there is an International Diving Center. It has the best deep sea of Cuba and one of the best in the Caribbean, with coral reefs from 10 meters depth on and over 50 diving spots. In this area it is located the largest reserve of black coral in Cuba. It also has the charm of being located in a wooded natural environment virtually untouched. In addition to diving, there are many options for water sport and other activities, such as: snorkeling, seafari, hiking and boating, deep sea fishing and bottom and underwater photography. There are also courses taught by instructors with international status for those who want to learn diving. In Maria La Gorda, there are also services for the supply of shipping traffic in the area.

Península de Guanahacabibes

Located on the western side of the country it is the best preserved natural landscape of the region with more than 15 beautiful beaches in a natural state; beautiful and rich soil fauna including birds, butterflies, iguanas and deer. As in the rest of the country there are no dangerous animals or plants to humans. A surprising variety of landscapes and ecosystems: permanent green forests, coastal beaches, a coastline with high cliffs and sandy coastal vegetation of vines. Guanahacabibes National Park has been declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. It has an area of ​​1200 km ² (465 mi ²). Access via a good road or by boat to a marina on the beach Maria La Gorda. The region is ideal for nature tourism, photography and water sports.

Soroa, Arcoiris de Cuba

Know as Cuba's rainbow, Soroa is a great natural destination to enjoy nature and rest. Located between Havana and Pinar del Río at Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve. You may admire the world wide famous Soroa's Orchidiary and enjoy the waterfall and springs.