Pinar del Río

Pinar del Río

Things to do - general

Made up by 11 municipalities, this province, Cuba’s westernmost, is characterized by a broad variety of landscapes, from cordilleras to valleys, forests and large cultivated extensions. Its capital is the city of Pinar del Río, founded in 1699, where the Milanés Theater, the Cigar and Guayabita del Pinar, a typical Pinar del Río alcoholic beverage, stand out.

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Languages spokenSpanish
Currency usedCuban Convertible Peso
Area (km2)8 884,51 km2

Sports & nature

Its sites of major interest include the península of Guanahacabibes, which shelters a great variety of flora and fauna species and Vuelta Abajo, the area where the best tobacco in the world is grown. Besides, the Viñales Valley, World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, located in the Sierra de los Órganos, is characterized by its curious mogotes, small isolated hillocks with a round surface, distinctive of the area. There you can visit the Prehistory Mural, which recreates the supposed fauna native of the Valley and the Santo Tomás Cave, the largest cave system in the America and Viñales. At Indio Caves a boat tour is carried out in the latter through an underground river that makes it possible to observe the beauty of the cave. Los Jasmines, Rancho San Vicente and La Ermita hotels are in Viñales. Also María la Gorda located in the Peninsula of Guanahcabibes, is one of the best know international scuba diving center with 32 diving sites.

Nightlife info

Pinar del Río has some nightclubs and a cabaret named Rumayor. It also has discotheques and cultural squares in each municipality to dance or listen to music.

Culture and history info

Pinar del Río or Vueltabajo has an important cultural tradition. Is the birthplace of great artists like the contemporary creator Pedro Pablo Oliva; and the writer Cirilo Villaverde, author of 18th century most important Cuban novel Cecilia Valdés. Also in the province was born the composer Pedro Junco, author of the renowned piece called Nosotros.The capital city has a Museum of Natural Sciences named Tranquilino Sandalio de Noda that shows the natural history of the province. Besides, there are art galleries and cultural institutions.

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