Attractions

Top Choice Beach in Parque Nacional Península de Guanahacabibes

Playa las Tumbas

If they gave out Academy Awards for Cuban beaches, Las Tumbas might just win, edging out Playa Sirena on Cayo Largo del Sur (too many tourists) and Playa Pilar on Cayo Guillermo (recently blemished by an ugly hotel)…
Top Choice Historic Site in Sierra de Güira

Hacienda Cortina

A grand crenelated entry gate a few kilometers west of San Diego de los Baños announces the surreal, long-abandoned grounds of Hacienda Cortina. The brainchild of wealthy lawyer José Manuel Cortina, this rich-man's-…
Village in Parque Nacional Viñales

Los Aquáticos

A kilometer beyond the turn-off to Dos Hermanas and the Mural de la Prehistoria, a dirt road twists up to the mountain community of Los Aquáticos, founded in 1943 by followers of visionary Antoñica Izquierdo, who di…
Cave in Valle de Viñales

Gran Caverna de Santo Tomás

Welcome to Cuba’s largest cave system and the second-largest on the American continent. There are over 46km of galleries on eight levels, with a 1km section accessible to visitors. There’s no artificial lighting, bu…
Farm in San Juan y Martínez & San Luis

Vega Quemado del Rubi

The tobacco farm of Hector Luis Prieto is one of the most popular on the current Ruta del Tabaco circuit. In 2007, Prieto was Cuba's youngest ever winner of the prestigious Hombre Habano award given annually to the …
Farm in San Juan y Martínez & San Luis

Alejandro Robaina Tobacco Plantation

The famous Robaina vegas (fields), in the rich Vuelta Abajo region southwest of Pinar del Río, have been growing quality tobacco since 1845, but it wasn't until 1997 that a brand of cigars known as Vegas Robaina was…
Cave in Sierra de Güira

Cueva de los Portales

During the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara transferred the headquarters of the Western Army to this vast and spectacular cave, 11km west of Parque la Güira and 16km north of Entronque de Her…
Public Art in Parque Nacional Viñales

Mural de la Prehistoria

Four kilometers west of Viñales village on the side of Mogote Pita is a 120m-long painting. Leovigildo González Morillo, a follower of Mexican artist Diego Rivera, designed it in 1961 (the idea was hatched by Celia …
Ranch in San Juan y Martínez & San Luis

Rancho la Guabina

A former Spanish farm spread over 1000 hectares of pasture, forest and wetlands, the Rancho la Guabina is a jack of all trades and a master of at least one. You can partake in horseback riding here, go boating on a …
Gardens in Viñales

El Jardín Botanico de las Hermanas Caridad y Carmen Miranda

Just opposite the Servi-Cupet gas station as Cisneros swings north out of town, you'll spot an outlandish, vine-choked gate beckoning you in. This is the entrance to a sprawling garden, work on which began in 1918. …