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Three mountain ranges or ‘alturas’ shape the landscapes and influence the climate, life and agriculture of Cuba. In western Cuba, the Cordillera de Guaniguanico with the low mountain ranges of Sierra de los Órganos and Sierra del Rosario overlook Pinar del Rio Province. The low mountain range (with   El Salon Peak 563 meters and Pan de Guajaibon, 692 meters) unfolds before the eyes with its lush valleys, flat surfaced land and gorges. Amidst the western Cuban heights is Vinales Valley.  In west-central Cuba, stands the Sierra del Escambray uprising from the coast towards eastern Cuba. This mountain chain extends to the eastern Province of Cienfuegos and the neighbouring Villa Clara Province to end in the Santi Spiritus Province. A cool climate prevails in the highlands. The mist around the tops of the mountains gives an enchanting atmosphere to the surrounding environment. The third mountain range is made up of the Sierra Maestra, Cuchillas del Toa, Sierra de Purisa and Sierra de Cristal.  Sierra Maestra in the southeast of Cuba starts from the coast from Cabo Cruz towards Guantanamo Bay then merges with the other ranges to rule over the provinces of Granma, Santiago, Guantanamo and Holgin Provinces. The Nipe plateau stands in between the Sierra Maestra and the other mountain ranges.

 
 

 

Cuba Three Mountain Ranges

 

 
 
 
Cuba Vinales

 

Cuba Vinales

 

 
Cuba Botanical Garden

 

Botanical Garden

 

 
Cuba Caves
 

 

 Cuba Caves
 

 

 
Cuba Provinces
 

 

 Cuba Provinces

 

 
Cuba Cueva de Jose Michel
 

 

Cueva de Jose Michel
 

 

 
Cuba Cueva del Indio
 

 

Cueva del Indio
 

 

 
Cuba Endangered Trees
 

 

Endangered Trees

 

 
Cuba Farmer
 

 

Cuba Farmer

 

 
Cuba Gorges Vinales
 

 

Gorges Vinales

 

 
Cuba Inside the Caves
 

 

Inside the Caves

 

 
Cuba Three Mountain Ranges
 

 

Three Mountain Ranges
 

 

 
Cuba Tobacco Field
 

 

Tobacco Field

 

 
Cuba Valley Vinales
 

Valley Vinales
 

 

 
Cuba Vinales Village
 

Vinales Village

 

 
Cuba Agriculture in Vinales
 

Agriculture in Vinales

 

   

 


 

 

 

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