Rural Life and Nature

Rich flora and fauna, forests, marshes, caves and crystal clear lagoons provide a unique, varied landscape.

To experience some of the island’s grandest scenery, travel to the east to discover Cuba’s highest mountain range, the Sierra Maestra. To the extreme east is the lush port of Baracoa, ‘The Town that Time Forgot’. Tread the same ground where Columbus arrived from Europe in 1492, and revel in the tranquility of its secluded beaches and virgin rainforest.

At Viñales mount a horse or opt for a guided walk through the royal palm-peppered valley learning about the curious limestone stumps (mogotes), the world famous tobacco industry, and the lush regional flowers and fruit. Visit a tobacco farm in the nearby Vuelta Abajo region, site of the world’s best earth for tobacco plant cultivation.

The Oriente, the eastern part of the island, features an alternative Cuban identity, with rich landscapes ranging from pine mountains to palm fringed beaches. Cuba, the Pearl of the Carribean mixes a unique environmental diversity with heavy historical and cultural significance.

Agricultural land accounts for 30 percent of the territory, and a fifth of the population is engaged in agricultural work. Farming in Cuba is still largely carried out in the traditional way, with fields plowed by oxen. Tobacco, sugar, rice and coffee are the main crops.

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