Declared a national monument of Cuba, the valley of Viñales encloses a great beauty that attracts every day to a large number of visitors from all over the world. Enjoy our Cuba luxury rentals and let us discover Viñales Valley with you.
Located in the most western province of Cuba, Pinar de Río, Viñales is an essentially agricultural area in which the best tobacco is harvested in the country, which is twisted by hand, in the traditional way. There are also many coffee plantations, fruits and vegetables.
Like many other attractions in Cuba, the valley of Viñales was declared by the UNESCO World Heritage Site and the inhabitants of the zone accommodate thousands of visitors each year in their private houses of rent, as well as in different hotel entities destined to National and international tourism.
The landscape of the valley is unique in Cuba. The Karst and traditional agriculture and vernacular architecture stand out. In El Palenque, a Cimarrona village, the history of several years of slavery in the country is reconstructed, since that place was sheltered by the blacks and Indians who escaped their masters to lead an independent life, at the behest of the colonial regime.
The geographical accident is characterized by its abundant vegetation, in fact, it is said that when a tourist travels to the valley from Havana, can appreciate the changes in the green foliage of the trees and the grass, which becomes more and more intense as you get From the mountains to drastically changing, offering a breathtaking atmosphere.
In the territory there are unique mountains on the island, called Mogotes, which are geomorphological formations which can measure several hundred meters high, imitating a lot of forms, similar to those found in the peninsula of Malacca And in China. In addition, there are other rock formations that are considered the oldest not only of the country, but also of the whole area of the Caribbean.
In the Valley two sisters there is a giant representation of indigenous, gigantic mammal animals and some molluscs, which is known as Mural of prehistory. In it you can see the evolutionary development of man and animals in the area and is painted completely by brush, so its restoration process usually takes up to five years. Stay in our Cuba luxury rentals and learn about Mural de la Prehistoria with our specialized guides.
Another very attractive space is the cave of Indio, an old cavern of 300 meters of extension by which they run two underground rivers. There are several caverns close to it, like that of José Miguel, the Queen of the Espeluncas and the Great cavern of Saint Thomas. In addition, there are 17 endemic plant species in the valley that cannot be found in any other region of the country.
The population of Viñales has remained as a scenario of a traditional village of farmers, however, for some years, due to the great flow of tourists who visit the area, the Cuban government has approved to the residents the corresponding permits To rent their private homes. The hospitality industry, therefore, has also become a notable economic and social activity for rural people in the area.
Exploring Vinales Cuba
Vinales Cuba belongs to Pinar del Río province and its composed by 7 Popular Councils which conform a population of 27 806 inhabitants.
Declared National Monument, that frames great natural beauties that are not only of the knowledge of the vineyards, but of many people in the world by the great flow of tourism that exists.
The municipality of Vinales preserves today the architectural witnesses of the colonial period that added to the environmental values make this site a place of unparalleled beauty, declared a National Monument by Resolution 04 of March 27, 1979 and since then the winemakers rejoice in the condition granted to the Valley and Urban Historic Center of Vinales Cuba.
- Mural de la Prehistoria
- Cueva del Indio
- Valle de Vinales
- Cueva del Indio
- Sierra de los Organos
- Centro Cultural Polo Montañez
- Botanical Garden of Viñales
- Cueva del Palmarito
- Los Acuaticos
- Museo Municipal Adela Ascuy
- Cueva de La Vaca
In Vinales Cuba there are several cultural institutions, such as: a Museum, two libraries, a House of Culture, an Art Gallery, three representative groups, two cinemas, a bookstore and a theatre group.
There are also circles of friends of books, music, plastic arts, photo club, mobile cinemas and the movement of amateurs, cultural projects such as the so-called Alas de Colibrí.
The Martí Yaciente of the Vinales landscape
From a place known as Sitio del Infierno (Hell’s Place) on the stretch of road that joins the town of Vinales Cuba Cuba with the El Moncada Community, and looking towards the horizon in front of Viñales, you can observe a curiosity that is not found anywhere else in Cuba, since several mogotes when they coincide represent the profile of a face very similar to that of José Martí.