Viñales Off The Beaten Path

  • The cave is up there somewhere.
    The cave is up there somewhere.
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    Great views on the valley.

    by pfsmalo Written Apr 14, 2015

    If you are staying in the town you'll need to go out to the Hotel "Los Jasmines", about 4kms out along the road to Pinar del Rio. Just to the right of the hotel as you are facing it is a bar/restaurant and an arts and crafts market. Between the two there is enough space to stand next to the parapet with a great view down the valley over the mogotes and tobacco fields.

    5th photo - Just as we were leaving this bird came out from behind a hedge, looks like a heron to me but if anyone can name it, I would appreciate it.

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    Cueva de la cabeza de la Vaca, Viñales.

    by pfsmalo Written Apr 6, 2015

    You will most certainly need a guide to find this cave, as even 50 metres away you can't see it. Quite a steep hike up the 60-odd steep steps to get in. This is a straight through cave, like a tunnel that was very useful, before mechanical means, to take supplies from the town to the farmlands the other side.
    Some interesting formations to be seen, our guide had a lamp otherwise just the light from the other end, but there's no running water.

    The cave is up there somewhere. View from the mouth of the cave.

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    Swimming at a Hotel and you stay in a guesthouse

    by Alain_Smeets Written May 11, 2003

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    Book a room at the Cuban guesthouses and if you want to have a swim, just take an half hour walk up to Los Herminez (hotel) and pay 1 us$ to have a nice swim in their swimming pool. Maybe you can stay and watch the sunset over the Morgotes before going back to your guesthouse and into the local pubs.

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    Banana

    by aramat Written Oct 3, 2003

    I've seen many banana plantations in Cuba and there were banana trees in the Vinales valley as well. I love them, they are so exotic.

    Banana trees
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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Farm Stay

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    Coconut trees

    by aramat Written Oct 3, 2003

    Coconuts trees can also be seen in the little gardens of the Vinales valley: these huge young coconuts were growing on a really small tree.

    Green coconuts
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    • Hiking and Walking

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    Coffee plant

    by aramat Written Oct 3, 2003

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    Coffee is grown in the Vinales valley and we saw some plants with green beans on the hike. Coming from Hungary, it was an experience.

    Coffee
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    • Eco-Tourism

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