Approximately 184 kilometers from Havana, in the province of Pinar del Río, is Viñales, a mandatory stop for all visitors arriving in Cuba for vacation. The city of Viñales is a place where beauty stands out, it has a very cozy and quiet atmosphere, so it is pleasant to enjoy a few days of relaxation and reflection in contact with nature, with a variety of options that include outdoor activities free, such as climbing, horseback riding, etc. Some of the most interesting places to visit in Viñales are: the Municipal Museum, the Garden of Charity and the Casa del Veguero Tobacco Plantation.
The Viñales Valley is a national park and the most visited place in the province, specifically located in the Sierra of the Organs, designated in 1999 a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is a landscape in which its green mountains that rise up to 300 m stand out. The quality of the cultural landscape is strengthened by the native architecture of its farms and villages, where a rich multicultural society survives, its architecture, crafts and music illustrate the cultural development of the island. Your visit may be more welcoming if you go to the botanical garden, it is a pleasant place for family enjoyment to spend a day enjoying nature in all its splendor, with varied exotic species of Cuban flora. There are fun and educational boat trips on a river through a cave, they explain the evolution of life in the Sierra of the Organs mountain range, where the valley is located.
One of the main attractions of the Viñales Valley is its dark and fascinating caves, some of them reach 300 meters in length, and an underground river runs inside. Its originality and forms are very significant. It stands out for its history, the Cavern of Santo Tomás, also called the queen of the spelunks, characterized by Dr. Antonio Núñez Jiménez, the fourth discoverer of Cuba. There is also the Indian Cave, which enchants with the experience of a boat ride inside, where a guide shows you the wonders of the place, at the end of the ride the view is beautiful and very relaxing.
The valley is one of the most fertile areas of Cuba and where part of the best tobacco in the world is grown, harvested, dried and processed. The tobacco plant reaches its maximum height between November and February, who is interested in knowing about its plantations, you can visit the "Casa del Veguero", building surrounded by tobacco plantations where a mini education on the subject is offered.
Also striking is the breathtaking panoramic view of the valley that you can have if you stay at Hotel Los Jazmines, characterized by its colonial architecture. It has 62 rooms and 16 cabins and is surrounded by lush vegetation, trails and rivers. There are also the hotels La Ermita and Rancho San Vicente.
Undoubtedly, the Viñales Valley is an ideal place for vacations, incentives, circuits and the enjoyment of nature.