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Viñales More destinations
Province Pinar del Río
Descripción

Western Cuba, a favorite destination for visitors interested in nature tourism, has the Viñales Valley, whose origin dates back to more than 300 million years ago, as an attraction par excellence to enjoy that tourist modality.

According to experts, the Viñales Valley is an exceptional scenery, in which its unique nature and the preservation of the environment blend with the agricultural work of men and women, especially in tobacco fields. Covering an area of 132 square kilometers, the Viñales Valley is also the most outstanding exponent of a chalky valley in the Antilles, and is surrounded by "mogotes", which are hills with round tops and vertical slopes.

The valley's flora is closely linked to its ancient past, since it holds 17 endemic varieties that cannot be found anywhere on Earth, including the cork palm (Microcycas calocoma), which is considered a living fossil from the Jurassic period. The region's fauna is highly endemic, including birds like the bee hummingbirds (Calypte helenae), Cuban trogons or "tocororos" (Priotelus temnurus), cartacubas (Todus multicolor), nightingales (Myadestes elisabeth) and Cuban grassquits (Tiaris canora).

The town of Viñales, in the heart of the valley, is a typical agricultural settlement whose main street is flanked by galleries of columns and red-tiled houses. The socio-historical development of the region contains elements and sites that characterize the Cuban people with antecedents from aborigines, African slaves and peasants. The unique features of the area's natural landscape surround all this. In one of the "mogotes", known as "Dos Hermanas" (Two Sisters), visitors can enjoy one of the world's biggest outdoors natural paintings, the so-called Mural of Prehistory. The Mural of Prehistory, which is 120 meters high and 180 meters wide, was painted on the slope of the aforementioned hill. It is a singular representation of the biological evolution of Sierra de los Organos, also in western Pinar del Río province.

Experts recall that in order to paint the mural, the vegetal layer on the slope of Dos Hermanas had to be removed, while a score of local residents participated in the dangerous artistic work under the guidance of Cuban Professor Leovigildo González (deceased). The passage of time has failed to erase this breathtaking work of art, which attracts thousands of visitors every year, who come to enjoy the images of the plesiosaurus and the megalonus rodens, painted with singular ability on the hill's slope.

In addition, the Viñales Valley has numerous caverns, among which Cueva del Indio (crossed by the San Vicente River), Cueva de San Miguel and Cueva de Santo Tomás stand out. The latter has been classified among the largest caverns in Latin America, with more than 45 kilometers of galleries. The Viñales Valley, which was declared World Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is also Cuba's true Natural Monument and receives thousands of vacationers who want to be in direct contact with nature while they tour the Cuban archipelago.

A large number of hotels in Pinar del Río province are in the Viñales Valley, where Los Jazmínes Hotel offers a wide range of options, including trails for ecotourism. Those trails are "The Road to the Mogotes", which begins at the hotel and leads to the depths of the valley, ending at the Mural of Prehistory; "Unsuspected Nature", in which travelers can enjoy the many species of birds inhabiting the region, and "The Secrets of the Underground World", in which Cueva de Santo Tomás stands out for its great archeological values. The hotel's amenities include airconditioned rooms, sports facilities and outdoors activities.

Another hotel is La Ermita, which offers the ecological tour "Wonders of Viñales", which consists of a walk to Sierra del Infierno to watch the local flora and fauna, especially birds, and take a close look of the cork palm. The hotel infrastructure of the Viñales Valley is complemented by the Rancho San Vicente Hotel, which is located near a spring of mineral-medicinal waters that became famous in the 19th century.


Hotels Attractions Restaurants Nightlife

La Ermita 2 from $ 84.00 USD
Los Jazmines 2 from $ 84.00 USD
Rancho San Vicente 2 from $ 84.00 USD
Caverna del Arroyo
Caverns
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Museo Municipal de Viñales "Adela Azcuy Labrador"
Museums
Calle Salvador Cisneros No. 115 e/ Adela Azcuy y Celso Maragoto
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Cueva de los Portales
Caverns
Valle de Viñales
Los Palacios. Pinar del Río
Museo Paleontológico
Museums
Base de campismo "Dos Hermanas", Carretera del Moncada al lado del Mural de la Prehistoria
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Cueva del Cura
Caverns
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Palmerito
Caverns
Valle de las Dos Hermanas
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Cueva del Garrafón
Caverns
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Prehistoric Mural
Places of Interest
Valle de Viñales
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Cueva del Indio
Caverns
Valle de Viñales
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Viñales National Park
Areas of Natural Interest
Viñales
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Gran Caverna de Santo Tomás
Caverns
Valle de Santo Tomás
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Viñales Town
Urban Historic Centers
Viñales
Viñales. Pinar del Río
La Gran Caverna de Santo Tomas
Monuments
Sierra de Quemados
La Palma. Pinar del Río
Viñales Valley
World Heritage Sites
Sierra de los Organos
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Memorial a Los Malagones
Museums
Comunidad Moncada
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Casa de Don Tomás
Cuban cuisine
Valle de Viñales
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Jurásico
International cuisine
Villa Dos Hermanas
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Ranchón San Vicente
Cuban cuisine
Carretera a Puerto Esperanza km. 38
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Casa del Marisco
Fish and seafood
Carretera a Puerto Esperanza km. 38
Viñales. Pinar del Río
La Terraza
Buffet restaurant
Hotel La Ermita
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Restaurante a la carta
Cuban cuisine
Villa Aguas Claras
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Cueva del Indio
Cuban cuisine
Carretera a Puerto Esperanza km. 38
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Las Arcadas
Cuban cuisine
Hotel Rancho San Vicente
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Vera
International cuisine
Hotel Los Jazmines
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Cuevas de Viñales
Cuban cuisine
Carretera a Puerto Esperanza km. 36
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Mirador Valle de Viñales
Light Meals
Carretera a Viñales km. 25
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Vitral
International cuisine
Hotel Los Jazmines
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Fausto Azul
Grill
Hotel La Ermita
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Mural de la Prehistoria
Cuban cuisine
Valle de Viñales
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Amanecer del Valle
Snack bar
Hotel Los Jazmines
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Jurásico
Bar
Villa Dos Hermanas
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Mirador
Bar
Hotel Los Jazmines
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Bar Piscina
Pool bar
Villa Aguas Claras
Viñales. Pinar del Río
La Salsa
Disco
Hotel Los Jazmines
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Ranchón San Vicente
Bar
Carretera a Puerto Esperanza km. 38
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Cuevas de Viñales
Disco
Carretera a Puerto Esperanza km. 36
Viñales. Pinar del Río
La Terraza
Bar
Hotel La Ermita
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Snack Bar
Snack bar
Hotel La Ermita
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Discoteca
Disco
Villa Aguas Claras
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Las Arcadas
Bar
Hotel Rancho San Vicente
Viñales. Pinar del Río
Vista al Valle
Bar
Hotel Los Jazmines
Viñales. Pinar del Río

Viñales Valley

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