Transfer from Habana
From Habana, take a "transfer" from any large hotel , you get on a nice small, modern ,
chineese Yutong bus.
It will be the same price as Viazul but it is much easier and it will be part of a tour with a local
guide; with stops in a tobacco farm and a rhum factory.
- Budget Travel
- Hiking and Walking
We decided to visit Vinales in a day, so we got a day trip.
We bought the trip at hotel Habana Libre agency cubanacan, it costed us 55 cuc lunch included.
We left at 8 am and got back about 7 pm, you can choose an elgish speaking guide or a spanish speacking one and as far as we could see groups were not so numerous.
- Road Trip
Taxi to Trinidad
Whether you’re traveling on your own or with friends, if your next destination is Trinidad… you’ll always find a taxi to get you there for pretty much the same money the bus costs.
Most of the time, the same people from the casas will arrange your trip with a taxi driver. The whole trip costs 160 CUC, but if you guys are four or if you (or someone) get another couple of travelers… then it’s 40 bucks each, while the bus charges 37 CUC and you’ll have to transfer in Havana.
We decided to hire a car to move round Pinar del Rio and so drove from Havana to Vinales. Signage is almost non-existent, but luckily there are few roads to confuse the route. There is also virtually no traffic on the roads - the guide books tell you to watch out for sleeping dogs in the middle of the highway, and they're not far wrong...
Rent a motorcycle!
The best way to explore the outskirts of Viñales and its near surroundings is to rent a motorcycle.
I rented a 50cc Suzuki RMX (top speed around 70 km/h and that's sufficient).
The price for the motorcycle was 20 dollar/day, gasoline excluded.
There are two kind of gasoline on Kuba;
Regular at 0,75 dollar/litre and Especial at 0,90 dollar/litre...
The bike and motorcycle renter is located on Salvador Cisneros.
Warning; There are no helmets available so drive carefully!
- Road Trip