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Las Salinas

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Walking through the valley of viñales in Cuba
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Walking through the valley of viñales in Cuba

Exelent Tour with visit to many places in the valley , you can come with us to discover the viñales valley. The excursion will take place in Valle Palmarito, which is part of the beautiful panorama offered by the municipality of Viñales. Inside the Valley we will observe different types of crops and we will know what is related to each of them. We will visit the tobacco dryer, where a farmer will explain everything related to this coveted product, from its planting, through the tobacco house where it is stored for a certain period to how it is prepared to smoke, and even one will be offered. Free to try a real cigar. Then we will visit a coffee shop in the country where, from the hands of the natives, they will taste the honey and coffee they harvest accompanied by a special type of rum from the province of Pinar del Río, which you will only find here, explaining everything related to the process and Preparation of these three products.
$28.00 per adult
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Sandy B wrote a review Feb 2017
Sarasota, Florida4 contributions7 helpful votes
Our personal guide, AlberTheHiker, arranged for a car to take us for a 20-minute car ride in Zapata National Park to Las Salinas. Here, there are expansive, protected and natural wetlands where we easily saw hundreds of flamingos. Several lookout stations along the way allow for nice photo opportunies. But the best part was near the end of the road during sunset...so serene. Who know flamingos fly? If you want to reach our wonderful guide, he's on FB as AlberTheHiker.
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Date of experience: December 2016
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Anni wrote a review Dec 2016
27 contributions5 helpful votes
You can book a guided tour one night before. There are plenty of guides so you should ask several places to get the best price. Unless you're there by car, you also need to book a taxi. From Playa Larga the taxi cost 35cuc all together. Luckily we found other people to share the ride. The tour was 15 cuc but the guide was quite useless. She didn't tell anything extra, just pointed at the birds and told their names in Spanish. Of course you're not allowed to enter the area without a guide.... It was still nice to see the laguna and flamingos and pelicans. You should go early in the morning in order to see more birds and also because it gets hot in there, at 9am I was already melting.
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Date of experience: December 2016
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Suebru_12 wrote a review Jan 2015
Cairns, Australia85 contributions62 helpful votes
The reviews on this site are mixed between the Laguna de Las Salinas and a resort (maybe with the same name which is confusing). This review is about Laguna de Las Salinas which forms part of Zapata Swamp (Cienaga de Zapata) said to be Cuba's best bird-watching spot. We stayed in Playa Larga which is only a few kilometres from the park entrance and had a car (which is a necessity but i understand can be booked by your casa in Playa Larga). Park entry is 10CUC per person and this gives you a guide for your car as well - you are not allowed into the park without a guide. Our guide was Mario Diaz a very knowledgeable birder who was a delight to spend time in the park with. The bumpy 22km ride traverses dry forest, mangroves before passing into swamps and lagoons. The scenery is wonderful but the best treat is the birds. We are not manic bird watchers but love to see birds in their natural habitat and have become particularly fond of flamingos. This trip delivered on both fronts and we saw a wide array of birds and many many flamingos, a number quite close to our vehicle. They say there are 10,000 flamingos living in the Las Salinas area but this is 350 square kilometres so you are not going to see most of them - be warned in advance! But we would have seen a few hundred which was really wonderful and more than enough for us. Las Salinas is a joy especially if you love birds. I would recommend taking mosquito repellant as the mozzies are quite vicious! Enjoy.
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Date of experience: November 2014
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Frits R wrote a review Jan 2013
Amsterdam, The Netherlands17 contributions6 helpful votes
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Las Salinas gives you the possibility to see flamingo's in free nature. You drive with your own car over a bumpy road, with on both sides of the road magnificent views.
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Date of experience: November 2012
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Munrobuy wrote a review Sep 2010
Toronto, Canada7 contributions11 helpful votes
La Salina is a nice property, the rooms are clean, the grounds are well maintained. The shows are excellent and the tours were good. We did the day trip to Havana which was very informative and interesting. The catamaran trip was good but the snorkelling part was bad, they gave us cheap equipment and the marine life was dull. The island however were we had lunch had crystal clear water and the food was good. The only negative thing I have to say about La Salina and Cuba on a whole is the food. It is pretty bad. I pretty much ate as much as I could at the Grill down by the beach. The smoke added some flavour to the meat. The buffett is exstensive so if you look long enough you'll find something palatable. The alcarte restaurants weren't much better except for the Japanese restaurant which was pretty tastey. The barbeque night is also good. I brought my 3 kids 17,13 and 7, we had connecting rooms and they loved La Salina. They lived on Pizza, French fries and Shirly Temples. They never left the pools or the beach and they thought the place was heaven. Overall This trip was good value for money. It's no comparison to the 5 star hotels in Jamaica but then again it was 1/2 the cost. You get what you pay for. If you are accustom to going to high end hotels you may be disappointed. If you want a cheap get away and you don't care about fine dining then you'll love La Salina.
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