Valle de Vinales
Valle de Vinales
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,736 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The perfect antidote after the hustle and bustle of Havana. Very beautiful place to hike or take a horse ride. The mogote landscape makes for some great photos. Very reasonably price tours available. For example our 4 hour horse ride including two stops. One at a coffee/rum/honey farm and another at a tobacco farm, both with tastings, cost just 20 CUC each. Was a bit worried about the horses but they didn't appear mistreated or in poor health and it was a great trip.

Hiking is equally enjoyable. There is an easy loop, which is the one the horses take, you could do by yourself or some slightly more further afield that are not too difficult and with less people around. Ideally, you should hire a guide as the routes are not signposted. A guide for two if us for 4 hours was 50 CUC arranged through the tourist office.
Written February 2, 2020
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Fergs85
Thornton-Le-Dale, UK945 contributions
Feb 2020
When we planned our trip to Cuba we knew that Havana, Trinidad and Santa Clara were our main objectives, but reading about Vinales enticed us into making the three hour journey west from Jose Marti airport for a three day stay and we were not disappointed. This rural area has a character all of its own, with a unique landscape, and we were able to visit a tobacco farm, with demonstration, and a coffee plantation similarly. It was a real learning curve for us to see how agricultural life goes on in this part of Cuba – it’s very labour intensive and extremely organic in its approach. Although it was a poor life there was also a real commitment to an unchanging culture of behaviour and we felt privileged to witness it and support it through purchases of coffee and honey. The horse riding was an extra bonus. All visitors to Cuba should ensure that they see this part of the island.
Written March 31, 2020
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Aunt_Tray
Phoenixville, PA215 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
We went to Viñales on a day trip from Havana, which is about a 3 hour drive. The view is beautiful. We also went to a tobacco farm to see the tobacco plants and how they dry the leaves. They show you how they hand roll the cigars and you get to try them. We also went horseback riding.

I definitely recommend going to Viñales while you are in Cuba. It is completely different than Havana and there is a lot to see.
Written January 11, 2020
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Berenice B
106 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We booked a taxi for 140 CUCS, the trip taking just over 2 hrs each way. First stop (after various failed attempts by the taxi driver to fill up with diesel and stations being out of stock!), was at the cenote where we took a boat ride (5 mins & 5 CUCs) inside the cave. We had no queueing time. Also sold a sugar cane & lemon (verý sweet) traditional drink.
We continued on to the tobacco plantation where we had a basic but interesting 15 mins talk on the tobacco plant & process of cigars etc. With a life demo of cigar making & subsequeng selling of the same. Prices much cheaper than elsewhere!(20 CUCs for 5 cigars) After this we took a 30 mins (each way) horseback tour to a nearby coffee plantation. Again, we had a 5 mins talk on the process of coffee & subsequent selling of the same. Some locally produced Rum & Honey were also on sale.
From thereon we proceeded to lunch (extra cost of 26 CUCs) at a local venta. It was a very substantial lunch - def worth it, but unfortunately do not know name.
Overall an interesting day out.
Written March 7, 2020
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Max EB
London, UK22 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Me and my partner did a round trip of the whole of Cuba and vinales being our first stop, was nearly impossible to beat. The vibe in the evening was lovely with the road being shut off on the Saturday night and locals playing music and doing what they do. During the day everything is alive and there is lots to do, especially if you like walking and exploring!
Written March 6, 2020
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UnclePen
Memphis, TN943 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
I can't imagine coming to Cuba without visiting Vinales and the Valley. It is truly beautiful, and though there are lots of tourists here, it doesn't feel touristy.

The highlight was a 4 hour horseback ride through the valley for $20 CUC (~$20 US). You really get an honest feel for the area.

There are taxis drawn by horses in Vinales, and it's real, not just for show.
Written February 4, 2020
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Sinead ****
Dublin, Ireland305 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Viñales is a must when you go to Cuba . It’s such beautiful countryside and is where all the best cigars come from .

The town it’s self is lovely , one Main Street, nice restaurants and a really relaxed vibe.

I chose not to go horseback riding as I wanted to see more and explore by bike. I was so glad i did.

Grab a bike and head out to the mural prehistoric- it’s rubbish but jsjt before it there is a turn - with a sign saying mirador 700m. Take it . It brings you deep into a gorgeous valley with fantastic views. There is a little bar there with a viewing platform. Buy a drink to be polite.

You take a horseback ride from here if you want to . There are cowboys who will make a good deal with you.

I carried on on my bike and went further on and found more vistas and mirador. Vinales is such a lovely place , I really loved it here and felt very happy and relaxed.

It is also the best touristy town - cigars are just 2cuc , food and drink is really cheap and lots of places have free WiFi . Do not expect the rest of Cuba to be like this !! Vinales is years ahead !!

Make sure you go.
Written January 13, 2020
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Dec 2019
You can do a nice hike through the valley (around 14 km), using the hop on hop off bus (5 CUC/day) as a start/end point, and enjoy this beautiful scenery. Take good hiking boots, as if it rains, it will be very muddy and slippery. The level of water can be high on some areas, but if that is the case, a guy with a horse will be there to take you to the other side (1 CUC).
Written January 16, 2020
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Giannis Zacharis
Athens, Greece50 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We visit vinales valley with a guide.we saw beautiful things there.first of all:the view was pefect.we visit cigar house to see how they make it.then we visit a cave with a small boat and the the topic restaurant for a tasty rissoto and meat.
Written February 14, 2020
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Enmanuel Diez Ramón
Toronto, Canada26 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I did the horse back riding tour with other tourists. The guide took me to a tobacco farm and I learned how Cuban people make cigars. It’s crazy how the Cuban government takes 90% of the leaves they produce!! Also they took me to the Indian cave, and the Prehistoric Mural... amazing. The valley is Amazing but also the city at night is incredibly cool and cheap!
Written March 4, 2020
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