Cisna sits on the borderland between the territories once inhabited by the Boyks to the east and the Lemks to the west. The region was densely populated before WWII but today it counts fewer than 500 inhabitants, yet Cisna is still the largest village in the central part of the Bieszczady. Though not attractive in itself, the village has a decent choice of accommodation and is a good base for hiking. It is also the place to board the narrow-gauge tourist train.
The tourist office is in the county cultural centre in the middle of the village. The staff are extremely helpful; there are also computers on hand to surf the net and even a ping-pong table if you get a rainy day.