Cuba's western province of Pinar del Río, considered by many the land of the world's best tobacco, provides visitors with a varied offer that is based on the territory's many natural attractions.
The imprint of Cuba's first inhabitants can be found in the Guanahacabibes Peninsula, the Island's westernmost tip, which was named by ancient tribes that settled in that zone, declared a biosphere reserve and a safe haven for the most varied species of animals.
In addition to its fertile soils for agriculture and the world-famous cigars, Pinar del Río's biggest treasure is its natural environment, with such beautiful sites as the Viñales Valley, declared a Cultural Landscape listed as Humankind's Heritage.
Another great attraction for travelers is the region's cavern systems, the biggest in the country, among which stands out the Santo Tomás Cave, which is 45 kilometers long and is considered the third largest cavern in Latin America.
Most of the province's leisure infrastructure is located at the Viñales Valley, Cuba's Natural Monument, where vacationers can find a wide range of trails to practice ecological tourism.
Western Pinar del Río province boasts a wide range of options linked to the environment, including excellent beaches and many spots to practice scuba diving and snorkeling.
That wide range of alternatives includes Cayo Levisa, off Pinar del Río's northern coast, where travelers arrive after a 30-minute boat trip from Palma Rubia.
Three kilometers of excellent beaches and 23 diving sites turn Cayo Levisa into an excellent destination for diving enthusiasts, who can enjoy crystal-clear waters and one of the world's largest coral reefs.,
The coral reef is inhabited by 500 species of fish, 200 species of sponges and large populations of mollusks, crustaceans and other marine animals.,
Many kinds of corals, gorgonias, sea fans, and several species of fish, including stone bass and red snapper, as well as crustaceans like lobsters, also live in the region.
A particular attraction in the area is the existence of trigonias, which are considered the oldest living fossils in Cuba. ,
For those who want to spend their leisure time surrounded by quietness and silence, Cayo Levisa offers 40 air-conditioned cabins equipped with private bathroom and satellite TV, as well as a restaurant, bar, barbeque and a commercial center, in addition to the possibility of taking a refreshing swim at the beach.
Diving is the main option among vacationers who stay on Cayo Levisa, where expert divers bearing international certificates on Reef Monitoring guarantee the safety of diving enthusiasts.
In addition, the islet hosts several international courses for expert divers from all over the world, thus contributing to promoting the region's attractions for the tourism industry.
Cayo Levisa, with its comfortable cabins, coconut trees and white-sand beaches keeps a natural treasure in its surrounding sea, including the Mégano de Casiguas key.
The stay on Cayo Levisa can be combined with tours of places of tourist interest in Pinar del Río, including the Guanahacabibes Peninsula, declared a Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Sierra del Rosario and the Viñales Valley.