If you are looking to experience colonial Cuba & want an atmospheric base to explore the west of the island, you should consider Islazul Vueltabajo hotel.
Set in the centre of Pinar Del Rio, Islazul Vueltabajo is perfectly placed for exploring the town & spectacular natural beauty of an area famed for its hiking, rock climbing & sight-seeing. However, with balconies overlooking vibrant, colourful streets & beautiful colonial features, you won’t need to venture far to fill your camera.
Vueltabajo’s restaurant & lobby bar offer a welcoming atmosphere & food that, while limited in choice, is of reasonable quality. The staff are also friendly & very helpful, adding to the charm of the place.
If you are looking for a short stay in an inexpensive, authentic ‘old Cuba’ hotel that is well away from the main tourist areas, you will find Vueltabajo a charming choice.
All rooms are ensuite with good quality air-conditioning, satellite tv & safe deposit box. In keeping with the colonial features of the hotel, rooms have high ceilings & simple mahogany furnishings. Guests who want a good night’s sleep should ask for an inside room, though outside rooms have balconies & great views of the bustling town. This hotel has no lift with all rooms on the first floor, so it may not suit guests with mobility problems.
The area has a good reputation for the production of high-quality ceramics and woven work and it is famous his Neoclassical buildings. Although there is a fair amount of traffic and activity on the streets, the city gives the impression of being geographically isolated as well as a little behind the times. Among the main places to visit are the Provincial Museum of the History of Pinar del Rio, Museum of Natural Sciences, Tobacco Museum and Calle Jose Marti.