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Pinar del Rio

Pinar del Rio, Cuba is near-perfect natural beauty, this province in the westernmost part of the country is also known as "the Garden of Cuba." It is 10 931,5 square km (4221 square miles) in size. It is famous for growing the best tobacco in the world.The relief, although mainly flat, it presents along the whole province to the Mountain range of Guaniguanico, which is divided naturally in La Sierra del Rosario and La Sierra de Los Órganos. The biggest elevation in this area is the Pan de Guajaibón , with 699 meters over the sea.
The Pinar del Rio’s tobacco is famous at international level for the great quality of its leaves, which are used in the production of the best Cuban cigars.
La Sierra de el Rosario contains to the Tourist Complex also “Las Terrazas", with the Hotel La Moca and the community “Las Terrazas", place where lived the famous composer and singer Polo Montañez

Ever since the 19th century, residents of Havana have flocked to Portales Cave; to San Diego de los Banos, to receive the benefits of its mineral-medicinal and thermal water; and to the Valley of Vinales, to gaze at its natural beauty.

UNESCO has declared the Valley of Viñales to be a part of world culture, and it is also a national monument. It is surrounded by pin-cushion hills which contain many caves and underground rivers, which form one of the most extensive cave systems in Latin America.

Two of the four areas in the Cuban archipelago which UNESCO has declared to be world preserves of the biosphere are nearby: the Rosario Mountains, which contain enchanting Soroa and Las Terrazas, and the Guanahacabibes Peninsula. The flora and fauna in both places are of a great variety, with many endemic species.

Levisa Cay has a delightful, sunny beach, and the province also offer excellent opportunities for scuba diving, hunting and fishing.

When visiting the capital of Pinar del Rio Province, be sure to tour the Guayabita del Pinar Distillery, where the drink of the same name is still made by hand, following an age-old recipe; Guarch Palace and Milanes Theater.

You can rent A car and go to Pinar del Rio, is just 174 km (108 miles) from Havana and the two cities are linked by a good highway and you can find good city or nature hotels. The city of Pinar del Rio was founded in 1774. The architecture in its historic center is eclectic, and its low houses in gentle colors, whose porches seem to form an endless gallery, have great charm.

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