- Destination: Pinar del Rio
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- Address From: Los Palacios, PInar del Rio. Cuba
Description Interesting Places: San Diego de los Banos, Pinar del Rio. Cuba
According to the leyend the slave Taita Domingo, abandoned by his owner for suffering leprosy, going to the adventure of wild fruits found the sulphurous springs Caiguanabo or San Diego River, where he took a bath and cured his ills and returned to the farm San Pedro de las Galeras to told the miracle of Mother Nature.
Investigations of the History Commission of Los Palacios city, in the province of Pinar del Rio, show that since 1775 people attended this spring seeking relief from their diseases, building makeshift huts that eventually formed the nucleus of the town of San Diego de los Baños, which is located 118 kilometers from Havana.
Lured by the healing properties of terrestrial water visited the place near the Pinar mountainous the German scientist Alejandro de Humbort, the naturalist Tranquilino Sandalio de Noda, Cirilo Villaverde during his trip to Vueltabajo, Tomas Romay and the patriot Ignacio Agramonte.
Aiming to achieve a better use of Sulphurous water in benefit of man, in 1861 completed the construction of the Wellness Center of San Diego de los Baños, installation that at the revolutionary victory passed to the national system that raises the quality of free medical care to the population.
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San Diego de los Banos is located in Pinar del Rio
Because of the richness, variety and excellent preservation of its flora and fauna, Pinar del Río is called "the garden of Cuba." UNESCO has declared the Guanahacabibes Peninsula and the Rosario Mountain Range biosphere reserves, and the Viñales Valley a world cultural heritage. The land in which the world's best tobacco is grown also offers you wonderful opportunities for scuba diving, hunting, fishing or simply relaxing and tanning at the beach.,
Since the 19th century, Havana residents have been drawn by the natural beauty of Vueltabajo, and they have flocked to Los Portales Cave, to San Diego de los Baños, to receive the benefits of its mineral-medicinal and thermal waters; and to the Viñales Valley, to gaze at its natural beauty.,
Pinar del Río is just 174 km (108 miles) from Havana. A good highway links the two cities. The architecture in its historic center is eclectic, and its low houses in gentle colors, whose porches seem to form an endless gallery, have great charm. On the outskirts of the city, modern buildings break its horizontal lines. ,
When visiting Pinar del Río's provincial capital, be sure to tour the Guayabita del Pinar Distillery, where the drink of the same name is still made by hand, following an age-old recipe; the Guash Palace, the Milanés Theater and the Rumayor Cabaret.,
Quiet, comfortable hotels have been built in some of the most beautiful spots in Pinar del Río, to facilitate your enjoyment of Nature. Cayo Levisa has a delightful, sunny beach, and the province also offer excellent opportunities for scuba diving, hunting and fishing.