A hidden gem known for its blend of ecotourism, outdoor sports, warm hospitality and religious heritage, Keserwan is a haven waiting to be discovered. As USAID’s Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) project is working to raise the profile of the district and improve its tourism offering, we unlock the beauty of Keserwan.
Discovering Keserwan’s treasures
Keserwan’s tapestry is woven with an array of remarkable sites that cater to a diverse range of interests. From religious landmarks to serene nature escapes, Keserwan has it all. Jeita Grotto, an awe-inspiring underground wonder, is a natural masterpiece that beckons explorers to delve into its mysterious chambers. The Kfardebian ski resort offers adrenaline seekers the chance to conquer the slopes in the winter, while the tranquil Jabal Moussa Biosphere offers breathtaking hiking trails that wind through verdant landscapes.
The region is also dotted with captivating monasteries and cultural sites, such as the Ain Warka monastery and the historic Notre Dame Harissa. For those seeking a deeper connection with nature, the Wadi Al Salib ecotourism and cultural valley provides an immersive experience that resonates with the soul.
A year-round destination
Keserwan beckons adventurers with open arms, offering a year-round playground for those seeking thrilling escapades. Paragliding, skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and waterskiing are just a few of the exciting activities awaiting thrill seekers. But Keserwan’s appeal doesn’t stop there; culture enthusiasts can explore lesser-known museums that offer a glimpse into the region’s artistic heritage.
Unveiling the secrets of Keserwan
For travelers seeking unique experiences, Keserwan reveals an array of delights. Numerous hiking trails allow you to explore nature’s beauty without constraints. Most historical, cultural and natural sites can also be visited.
Furthermore, Keserwan is home to a selection of wineries that produce some of Lebanon’s finest wines, and there are plenty of accommodation options to suit all budgets.
Keserwan’s vibrant culture and traditions
Keserwan’s calendar is brimming with vibrant events and celebrations. The Bnoss Jounieh Festival and the Feast of the Assumption celebrations offer a chance to experience the region’s cultural wealth. Traditional crafts, from silk weaving to wood and metalwork, can be found in local markets.
Eco initiatives and celebrity spirit
Keserwan’s commitment to sustainability shines through various eco initiatives, including plans to link hiking trails into a unified loop and efforts in reforestation and clean-up operations. The Beity Association plays a vital role in fostering environmental consciousness among the locals.
Celebrity endorsements by trapshooting champion Ray Bassil and athlete Silvio Chiha reflect the vibrant spirit and potential that Keserwan embodies.
The DMO of Keserwan envisions a brighter future for the region. As it undertakes projects, like hiking trail management and the launch of mountain biking trails, the DMO hopes to enhance the visitor experience. Plans for private beach resorts, restaurants, and an updated website promise exciting times ahead.
Keserwan, with its diverse offerings, vibrant culture, and natural beauty, is an invitation to embark on a journey of discovery. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, a culture enthusiast or simply looking for peace and tranquility, this region promises an experience that transcends expectations. From the heights of its mountains to the depths of its grottos, Keserwan invites you to immerse yourself in its magic and create lasting memories.
This article is part of a joint project to promote tourism destinations across Lebanon, launched by the Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) activity, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Hospitality Services. The content of this article is the sole responsibility of Hospitality Services, and does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.Loading