This a really great place to stay in Vinales. My friends and I spent 3 nights there and it was amazing. First of all, Amarilis is a great cook. All the meals were wonderful but the lobster was out-of-this-world! The rooms are clean and the location is perfect. It is right in the centre of Vinales, close to shops, bars, the bus stop and casa de musica, You can hear the salsa in the evenings. It feels amazing to just sit in a rocking chair on the front porch and watch the life go by.
All of the family are very friendly. Alvaro, the son, speaks English and French and is a great guide around the Vinales valley. We went on a 6 hour hike and it was very informative: we saw caves, tobacco farmers at work and had a chance to make sugar cane juice.
Overall, this place has an authentic Cuban feel to it and I highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Alvaro and Amarilis’s family home is colonial style. They give a warm welcome to travelers worldwide with a fresh fruits cocktail in season, in a natural, friendly and hospitable environment. Alvaro speaks fluent French and English, enabling you to enjoy a better stay. This house is located in the Viñales Valley, exactly in the center of the town. It is about 50m from the main square, the lovely church, the travel agents and trade centers. Its safety and comfort are excellent. "Villa Alvaro and Amarilis" offers two air-conditioned rooms for rent, with private baths, inside and outside terraces, a balcony with a panoramic view over the city and parking service. On this site you can enjoy excellent cocktails and Cuban cigars. Amarilis has a passion, its peculiar cooking! She will offers varied menus of delicious breakfasts and dinners. The hosts also organize guided tours to visit the mogotes (famous mountains around Viñales), tobacco plantations, caves, beaches and natural pools. ... more less