Hotels in Pinar del Rio
Hotel Cubanacan Villa Cayo Levisa
Hotel Villa Cayo Levisa is located 30 ? 40 min boat ride from the north coast of Pinar del Rio and is a real natural paradise, offering an unspoiled environment. 3-km beach surrounded by virgin land, white, powdery sand and quiet and beautiful blue water make this hotel an ideal option for those looking for simple, quite holidays.
Cayo Levisa is a very simple, 3 star hotel that consists of 33 bungalows built with local materials and positioned right on the beach; sharing the surroundings with only a few other people the atmosphere is, to say the least, peaceful.
Facilities of the hotel include a bar, restaurant, shops, car rental office and some others. Here you will also find beautiful sites for diving and snorkelling, otherwise there really isn\'t much to do apart from kick off your shoes, read a book, sip mojitos and swim in the sea!
Hotel Gaviota Villa Cabo San Antonio
Hotel Gaviota Villa Cabo San Antonio is located in the northwestern area of the Guanahacabibes Peninsula, in Cuba\'s westernmost province, Pinar del Rio, only 3 kilometres from the solid rock where the Roncali lighthouse stands. The Guanahacabibes Peninsula region is still mostly virgin and boasts the category of Bio-sphere Reserve, approved by the UNESCO since 1987.
Villa San Antonio is surrounded by a jungle and a marine environment. Hotels facilities include water activities, car/bicycle rental, shop, excursions and many more. Tourists can cook their own food, either at the Villa?s snack bar or at the Cabo San Antonio Marina, which is only 4 kilometres away from the hotel. Cabo San Antonio Marina is due to open at the end of 2008.
Hotel Gaviota Villa Maria La Gorda
Hotel Villa Maria la Gorda is located on the western tip of Cuba, in the Guanahacabibes Peninsula, in the Cabo Corrientes Nature Reserve and is especially recommended for scuba divers.
Facilities of the hotel include one buffet restaurant and another one specialized in seafood, bar, car rental, post office, shop, 2 boats for diving (with capacity for 28 and 12 divers), experienced instructors with knowledge of English, French, Russian and Italian, and modern equipment for diving lessons, certified by SSI and CMAS.
Hotel Islazul Pinar del Rio
Just minutes away from the city of Pinar del R?o, is a comfortable hotel, located in the land of mogotes, those hills with rounded or flat tops and vertical slopes.
From Hotel Pinar del Rio you can visit the UNESCO World Landscape Heritage Site of Vi?ales Valley; the tobacco plantations or vegas of Vueltabajo, where farmers grow the world?s best tobacco and the Sierra de los ?rganos mountain range, internationally known for its landscapes, flora, fauna and for one of the largest cave systems in Cuba and the Antilles. If you wish to you can visit Cayo Levisa key, on the province?s north coast or the International Scuba Diving Center at Mar?a La Gorda, on the Guanahacabibes Peninsula.
Other services include a buffet and a specialized restaurant, cafeteria, bar, grill bar, party room, swimming pool, game room, massage, mail service, shop, central safe, parking and car rental.
Hotel Islazul Vueltabajo
Hotel Islazul Vueltabajo is located in downtown Pinar del Rio, surrounded by diverse historical and cultural attractions.
Here you can visit the tobacco fields or ?vegas?, where farmers grow the world?s best tobacco. Also, Sierra de los Organos mountain range, which is internationally knows for its landscape, flora, fauna and for of the largest cave systems in Cuba and the Antilles.
Hotel Islazul Mirador
Hotel Islazul Mirador (AKA Hotel Islazul San Diego de los Banos) is located in the province of Pinar del Rio about 133km (82 miles) southwest of Havana. The hotel is a few miles from the entrance to La Guira National Park. This is an old traditional building situated on the edge of town, with a good restaurant & swimming pool. There are hot springs in this area. This is the main tourist draw. It is very popular amongst Cubans as well. A great place to get a cheap massage or very affordable accupuncture treatment as well.
Among the Cuban figures who visited Hotel Islazul Mirador were Cirilo Villaverde, author of one of the most outstanding novels in national literature - \"Cecilia Valdes\", and Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, who was elected president of the Republic in Arms during the 10-year war for independence that began in 1868.
Hotel Islazul Laguna Grande
Hotel Islazul Laguna Grande located on the banks of the artificial lake of the same name. It is an ideal place for fishing in the lake and hunting in the preserves of the Yana and El Limon. Additionally it is an excellent spot for nature lovers wishing to visit the Vinales Valley and other local attractions such as the Indian Caves.
Laguna Grande Hotel is rather exclusive but a low cost hotel; and as such it is under heavy demand.
Hotel Horizontes Villa Soroa
Horizontes Villa Soroa is located is in a natural setting, which endows it with an attractive atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. Hotel is in the western part of Cuba, about 75 km from Havana.
Villa Soroa consists of 80 air-conditioned two-room cottages. Facilities include 3 restaurants, 5 bars, swimming pool, day and night entertainment programs and many more. Here you can book various tours to visit Manantiales River, which flows through the hills, or observe the water fall and even go for a swim in falls. Path that leads to a miniature waterfall goes by a unique orchid garden, the biggest in cuba with 700 orchid species (of which 250 are endogenous to Cuba), ferns, begonias, arum and others, making it a really colourful garden. Birdwatchers will find Soroa most rewording area.
Villa Horizontes Soroa is excellent for families with children and nature lovers.
Hotel Moka Las Terrazas
The Hotel Moka is only 45 minutes west of Havana and is positioned on a wooded hillside in a forested area overlooking a valley with a small lake. The hotel is surrounded by a complex where the locals live. There are restaurants open to all, and in particular, an organic, veggie restaurant which is highly recommended.
The lobby and surrounding areas are fantastic with trees coming through and incorporated into the building.
There are lots of facilities at the hotel and there are lots of things to do and to see. You can go on the bird/plant watching trip, horse back riding, visit a coffee plantation, swim in a mineral water and many more.
Place for nature enthusiasts!
Hotel La Ermita
You know you\'re in for a visual treat as you snake uphill to this three-star hotel perched on the precipice of a mogote (limestone hillock) with dramatic vistas across the Valle de Vi?ales. Designed in neo-colonial fashion, this hotel is laid out in a kind of half-moon around spacious lawns studded with an attractive Olympic-size swimming pool. The Las Terrazas restaurant, decorated country still and serving a motley menu of continental and traditional criolla fare, overhangs the valley ? a superb setting. The mood is enhanced by live troubadors. Make the most of breakfast here, but you\'re better off dining in the village by night.
Accommodations are in four two-story blocks with shaded porches or balconies with Adirondack chairs. Choose your room carefully, as some of the blocks are angled at ninety-degrees to the valley. A few older rooms are further back and don\'t have quite the same enthralling views.
Hotel Los Jazmines
With its unbeatable position overlooking the Vi?ales valley, Los Jazmines is one of the most renowned hotels in Cuba. It\'s also a great bargain. The views alone are worth the price. But this hotel also has plenty of charm. The main building in a Mediterranean neo-colonial style rises three-stories over a swimming pool suspended on the very edge of the valley. A pool with a view. We love it! However, poolside \"animations\" for tour groups and (mainly) Cubans families on weekends are a slap in the face for visitors wanting to savior the solitude in silence. The top-floor restaurant, cross-ventilated through French doors, exudes yesteryear charm and has the same stupendous views. Its therefore easy to forgive the ho-hum food. The mahogany bar tempts you to light up a cigar and quaff a mojito. There\'s also a disco here, but forget it. You\'re here for the scenery and Vi?ales\' pickled-in-aspic lifestyle.