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The Vinales Valley, about 200 km west from Havana city, is the most impressive part of the Pinar del Rio province

The Vuelta Abajo region is known for the cultivation of high quality tobacco, this Cuban tobacco is considered by experts as the best tobacco in the world. Despite the many tourist visits the landscape is still unspoiled and has

not suffered from the tourist traffic. The "Mogotes", round hills, rock formations of lime stone covered with vegetation and palm trees are charateristic and impressive. The most photographed are the Mogote Dos Hermanas (The two sisters Mogote) at the West side of the Vinales Valley. The environment and the landscape is so unique that it's added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Vinales Valley Cuba
UNESCO World Heritage

An invitation to a part of the unspoiled nature in the Cuban
Pinar del Rio province, a heaven for the eco tourist.

Places to visit around the Vinales Valley

  • Sierrita de San Vincente with the Cueva del Indio a cave discovered in 1920 and accessible by boat.
  • Gran Caverna de Santo Tomás, the biggest cave system in Cuba and about 15 km far from Viñales, has several levels and entrances. Guided tours through the kilometres of undergound passways can be booked by the Cuban tourist organizations Havantur and Cubanacan.
  • Palenque de los Cimarrones, a smaller but still impressive cave system was a hiding place for escaped African slaves during the colonial era.

Vinales Valley Tours

Vinales can be reached by Viazul bus
Price Havana-Vinales approx. 13Cuc, duration of the trip is 3.15 Hrs.
A taxi will cost you approx. 0.8-1.0 Cuc per km. 

The best option is to buy a guided Vinales valley tour from Cubatur the Cuban owned travel operator. This trip includes a visit to the El Indio cave, a boat trip, a lunch and a visit to a tobacco factory. Duration of the trip 10Hrs, daily departure at 7.30 AM.

Calle F No.157 el Calzada y Novena, Vedado, Ciudad de La Habana. TEL: (537) 83541-55 al 60 FAX: (537) 8363170

Calle Martí No 51 Esq. Rosario. Pinar del Río.
FAX:( 53-82) 7-8405

Calle 23 Esq. L. Ciudad de La Habana.
FAX: (537) 83-33142 / 83-44111

Calle Primera Esq. 33, Varadero.Matanzas.Cuba
TEL:(5345)66-7217 Fax:(5345)61-4440


Horizontes La Ermita Vinales
A three star hotel located at Carretera de La Ermita, Vinales, Cuba
An excellent location with beautful views over the valley. 

Villa Pupi y Norma Vinales
Calle Camillo Cienfuegos # 8 | Vinales, Pinar del Rio
A friendly guesthouse with good food and accomodation

Hotel Palco Vinales
Calle 146 e 11 y 13 | Reparto Siboney, Vinales
Clean and comfortable hotel with friendly staff

Casa Particular (Bed & Breakfast)

Villa Cristal
Rafael Trejo #99, Vinales 22400, Cuba
Considered by many travelers as the best casa particular in Viñales. Many satisfied guests! 

Casa Lumino
Calle Orlando Nodarse 3, Vinales, Cuba 

Casa de Marilyn
Calle primera, No. 4B, entre A y B, reparto La Carbonera, Vinales, Cuba.
A new casa, clean rooms, good food and hospitality. Great service

Casa Yolanda y Tomas Mederos
Calle Camilo Cienfuegos 52, Vinales, Cuba
Great place to stay, many returning visitors.

Casa Nilda Vinales
good Casa, well located!

Pinar del Rio

The capital of the province Pinar del Rio, the westernmost Cuban province. Pinar del Rio with a popultion of 185,000 citizens is the capital of the Cuban tobacco cultivation.

The highlight is the Fábrica de Tobaco Fransisco Donatién in the city center, but the main tourist attractions are located outside the city. Southwest from Pinar del Rio, on the peninsula de Guanahacabibes, this area is declared National Reserve and added to the UNESCO World Heritage list for its unique wildlife and vegetation. The only resort on the peninsula is Maria la Gorda with cristal clear water a paradise for scuba diving. 

Also worth a visit are the Alejandro Robiana Tobacco Plantations, this famous Cuban tobacco producer, 90 years old and still busy is known as one of the best tobacco producers in the world.

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