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Pinar del Río

Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

For a relatively untouristed city Pinar del Río has its fair share of unsolicited touts or jineteros. When you're strolling along Martí young men will try their hardest to attach themselves to you as a paid guide or to lead you to a private room or paladar. You may also be pursued by youths on bicycles as you arrive in town by car, or accosted when you stop at the first traffic light after the Autopista. If the light is green, they'll swerve dangerously in front of you to try to get you to stop. Keep your windows closed and ignore them if they point to one of your tires, pretending it's flat.

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While you're there

Medical services

Farmacia Martí(Martí Este No 50; 8am-11pm)

Hospital Provincial León Cuervo Rubio (75 44 43; Carretera Central) Two kilometers north of town.

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