"Vinales" Top 5 Page for this destination Viñales by leffe3

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Vinales is a small town to the west of Havana in the tobacco and fruit growing region of Pinar del Rio. Lying in the valley of the Sierra de los Organos, the surrounding landscape is distinctive and stunning - steep-sided limestone mountains known as mogotes rise suddenly from the flat valley floor. Distinctly agrarian, the town itself is a pleasant if undistinguished town, but a great location to explore the surrounding countryside - and then there's the Hotel Los Jazmines to base yourself in with the great pool and dramatic views.

Vinales is 25km north of Pinar del Rio, the main town of the region. The drive between the two is stunning, although look out for every farmyard livestock imaginable potentially wondering onto the road (as well as non-farmyard livestock!!)

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  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2007 at 7:07 AM

    Great tips and pics. I hope to be among the first Americans to visit a free Cuba.

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2007 at 12:33 AM

    Ah, the landscape of Vinales is really stunning! Beside Baracoa, it was my favourite place in Cuba. I enjoyed horse riding on the country side, cycling to the caves and mural but unfortunately haven't ben on caye Jutias.

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2005 at 12:26 PM

    Good info about this beautiful region. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sharon's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2004 at 2:37 AM

    One of the most beautiful areas of Cuba if not THE one. looks though that everyone stays at this hotel... maybe there just aren't any other hotels ? anyway i loved it too... it was sooo relaxing there simply great.

  • nomada's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2004 at 6:26 AM

    Hey, forgot you are another Cuba junkie, Keith. Wonderful part of Cuba !!

  • SusanitaL's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2003 at 11:31 PM

    Youve great pics and youve to great places too!! Love Cuba!!

  • Alain_Smeets's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2003 at 9:22 AM

    It's a great page with beautiful photos. When I see them it feels like I’m back there.

  • Nanumi's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2003 at 5:37 PM

    a slight difference of opinions: for me Cueva del Indio was a tourist trap but nevertheless Vinales and the area are the must see in Cuba for me...A very nice page, too :)

  • RickL's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2003 at 9:34 PM

    Thanks for your Vinales tips! I plan on going next week!

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