Hire a guide for an "off the beaten path" hike.
Favorite thing: I'm glad that we found this guide from a French travel site, completely Francophone but Anglophone as well. After visiting a tobacco farm not too far from the town we veered away from the main track and he took us through fields and mogotes until we came to a fruit farm seemingly in the middle of nowhere, that of course offers juices and coffee. From there we climbed up a man-made staircase and went through a cave some 80 metres long and out the other side. A long walk took us back through a small village on the outskirts of Viñales and people in the fields. We paid 10 CUC each for a 3 1/2 hour tour, well worth it and very informative. You can find him at his parents house on the main street just by the Viazul bus stop (There is no real terminus in Viñales).
calle Salvador Cisneros # 75
Mobile no. 53 53 59 11 75
VINALES THE VILLAGE
Favorite thing: After a nice walk among the mogotes and caves in the valley of Vinales, it is a good idea to
spend a day or two in this intersting village along the road.
Fondest memory: Friendly people, good food in casa particular, quiet central avenue and always not far from the
- Mountain Climbing
- Hiking and Walking
- Horse Riding
Favorite thing: Its the countryside and a chance to relax that is the attraction of Vinales. The pace is slow, the countryside stunning, commercial development low.
Fondest memory: The fabulous scenery, the dramatic changes following a storm, the relaxation and the hotel Los Jazmines
- Hiking and Walking
Favorite thing: The Vinales valley is a tobacco growing region, but there are also plots of coffee, bananas, cassava, malanga, cabbage, tomatoes, beans, corn and the list could go on. These kinds of little huts are used for drying tobacco, but might be used for other purposes as well.
- Farm Stay
Favorite thing: Traditional techniques are still in use for tobacco production and the ancient Tobacco’s Houses are still used for drying Tobacco leaves.
- Arts and Culture
Casa de la Cultura
Favorite thing: This is in an old mansion on the main street of Viñales with a square in front and the town church next to it. Art gallery, cultural activities and generally very impressive!
- Theater Travel