Definitive Viñales Cuba Travel Guide

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Welcome to Pinar del Rio

The first time history mentions a region of the Cuban West – Guaniguanico – was as far back as 1510.

Those memoirs pointed out the hospitable and generous nature of the caciques, who received the shipwrecked expeditionaries during the Conquest of Central America.

Since then, and even when the presence of the Indians in these lands was extinguished, Pinar del Río shows, in the eyes of the visitor, solidarity and altruism.

Its population of (592 851) welcomes you to a region that always surprises and shows its best attractions from one end to the other.

The province is located in the westernmost part of Cuba.

The main geographical group is the Guaniguanico Mountain Range, and it has 11% of the river basins of the country.

With an average temperature of 25.3oC and red and sandy soils.

As part of the mountain range, the Viñales Valley was declared a National Park in 1999 and, in December of the same year, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cultural Landscape.

It also has the status of National Monument, and above all the recognition of thousands of admirers who visit it every year.

The traveller finds in this place, surprising landscapes that he discovers through hiking, horseback riding, excursions to cave systems such as the Great Cavern of Santo Tomás or the Caves of Indio and José Miguel.

More recently, canopy is practiced, a route over the top of the high pines that populate our valleys.

Pinar del Río is also a land of peasants, humble people deeply rooted in their roots, who keep alive centuries of tradition expressed in the popular “guateques”, a typical celebration of our fields enlivened by the “tonadas”, “décimas guajiras” and controversies.

They are always made around a Creole meal: grilled pork, conger eel, plantain chips, yucca with mojo…

and also with drinks like the well-known Guayabita del Pinar, which is only produced here, in a traditional way.

Inspired by the traditions of our guajiros, the Tobacco Route is developed, a journey that begins in the hands of the vegan until the elaboration of the exquisite cigars by the experts.

From the dedication of these men and women a genuine product of our region is born, which places us in the Mecca of the best tobacco in the world.

The Guanahacabibes Peninsula is located in the westernmost part of the province, in the municipality of Sandino.

It has an area of 1,060 km2 and its special characteristics, of great environmental importance, make it a Biosphere Reserve.

At present, it is the safest place in Cuba for the reproduction of three types of sea turtles – green, loggerhead and hawksbill – that choose the coasts of the peninsula to nest.

Every year, park rangers, ecologists and tourists participate in this unique experience whose main objective is precisely to protect these endangered species.

This zone has one of the beaches with better marine bottoms of all Cuba,

Maria la Gorda, where the International Diving Center is located every

The Imasub underwater photography event is one of its main activities this year.
However, you cannot leave the province without reaching the north, where there are two natural paradises: Cayo Jutías and Cayo Levisa.

Both places treasure mangrove areas, exuberant coral reefs, extensive stretches of fine sand and warm green-blue waters for the enjoyment of all who visit them.

The city attractions are also part of the thematic agenda for those who want to get to know the province fully.

The city of Pinar del Río, whose charm can be discovered walking its streets, has a peculiar architecture, represented in emblematic buildings such as the Milanese Theatre, the Natural History Museum (Guash Palace), the Provincial History Museum, the Married Couples’ Palace, the Vueltabajo Hotel, among others that are part of its tangible heritage.

Pinar del Río dawns, and it is the right place for those who admire the beauties and whims of nature, for those who love arts, for those who prefer to rest with the sound of the sea and for those who wish to interact with the humble and hospitable man, sharing with him an exquisite cigar and some glasses of Guayabita del Pinar

CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

José Jacinto Milanés Theatre

The José Jacinto Milanés Theatre, in late neoclassical style, began to be built in 1845, being named, Lope de Vega.

Numerous companies of international prestige performed on its stages throughout its history.

In 1967 the largest repair in its history was carried out; after eight years of painstaking work, it was reopened on October 3, 1975.

Its hall-stage – in which the film La Bella del Alhambra was filmed – has as special characteristic its exceptional acoustics, the suggestive wood and metal decorations and the magnificent disposition of its lunette in a single block.

Later on, it was restored, resuming services since December 27th 2006.

It also has a Sevillian style patio with a simple stage for the La Piscuala café-concert.

  • 60 Martí Street between Colón and Isabel Rubio, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 753871
  • It is open from Monday to Sunday, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Guash Palace or Sandalio de Noda Museum of Tranquil Natural History

Spontaneous and directed visits on natural history.

Built by Francisco Guasch Ferrer, a multifaceted man and doctor.

This “palace”, eclectic style, was started in 1909 and was built by Guasch himself.

Today, it is a Natural History Museum that allows visitors to tour the beautiful nature of western Cuba and is the pride of the current generations.

  • 202 José Martí Street, corner of Comandante Pinares, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel (53) 48 77 9483/ 75 3087
  • Open from 9.00am/ 5.00pm

Provincial Museum of History

When visiting the Provincial Museum of History, you can appreciate all the past of this province.

Located in what used to be the seat of the Provincial Government, it was built in 1874 and is a jewel of neoclassical architecture.

It offers visit services with specialized guide.

  • Calle Martí No.58 e/ Isabel Rubio y Colón, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53)48 754300
  • Open from 9.00am/ 5.00pm

Pinar del Río Museum of Art (MAPRI)

Exhibition of works of art and characterized spaces.

  • José Martí Street, No.9 between Vélez Cabiedes and Ormani Arenado, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 77 4671
  • Open from 9.00am/ 5.00pm

Antonio Guiteras Museum

Shows the life and work of the martyr who bears his name.

  • Maceo Street between Ormani Arenado and Rafael Morales, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 75 2378
  • Open from 9.00am/ 5.00pm

13 March Museum

House where Ormani Arenado, the youngest assailant to the Presidential Palace, lived.

  • Ormani Arenado Street, between Maceo and Ceferino Fernández, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 72 8104
  • Open from 9.00am/ 5.00pm

Viñales Municipal Art Gallery

Guided and spontaneous visit.

Exhibition of works of art.

  • Salvador Cisneros Betancourt Street, Viñales.
  • Open from 9.00am/ 5.00pm

Hermanos Saíz Montes de Oca Museum

Declared in 1996 as a National Monument.

  • 41 Martí Street between Libertad and Isabel Rubio, San Juan y Martínez, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 79 8186
  • Open from 9.00am/ 5.00pm

San Luis Municipal Museum

Founded in 1982.

Decorative art room and room specialized in tobacco

  • 57 Juana Romero Street, San Luis, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 797399
  • Open from 9.00am/ 5.00pm

Information Centre Argelier Leon

Documents of historical value on music and art

  • Calle Martí
  • Tel: (53) 48 771041
  • Open from 9.00am/ 5.00pm

House of the Young Creator (AHS)

It promotes young art and alternative music.

It has the Royal Art Gallery, a navigation room and the “El Hormiguero” patio as a cultural space.

  • Martí No. 133e/ Calle Nueva y Colón,
  • Tel:(53)48774672, www.ahs.pinarte.
  • cult.cu Open from 9.00 am/ 5.00 pm

Film Theater Prague

Film exhibitions, art gallery, cultural galas and 3D room.

  • Gerardo Medina No.31
  • Email: [email protected] pinarte.cult.cu
  • Tel: (53) 48 753271
  • Schedule: Everyday, from 1.30 pm/ 11.00 pm.

Pedro Junco Culture House

Movement of amateur artists, cultural spaces and peñas.

  • Martí No. 65 between Ormani Arenado and Rafael Morales.
  • Tel: (53) 48 75 2324
  • Open from 9.00am/ 5.00pm

Arturo Regueiro Gallery

Martí No. 65 between Ormani Arenado and Rafael Morales, Pinar del Río

Tel: (53) 48 770790 Email: [email protected] pinarte.cult.cu

National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC)

The house was built at the beginning of the 20th century.

Pedro Junco, the well-known Pinar del Río bolero composer, was born into the family and his song “Nosotros” became world famous.

  • Maceo No. 17 between Rafael Ferro and Comandante Pinares, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 754572

Cuban Association of Artistic Craftsmen (ACAA)

Showroom and sales of handicrafts, crafts, modeling workshops.

  • Colón No. 1 e/ Martí y Adela Azcuy
  • Tel: (53) 48 728408
  • Open from 9.00am/ 5.00pm

Centro de Promoción y Desarrollo de la Literatura Hermanos Loynaz
It treasures and protects a large part of the literary and spiritual heritage of the former Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra prize winner, Dulce María Loynaz.

It was created in February 1990.

It displays, there all the artistic and literary work of the writers from Vueltabajeros.

It has a library, a museum and a publishing house.

  • Maceo No. 211, esq. Alameda.
  • Tel: (53) 48 754369
  • Email: [email protected] Open from 9.00am/ 5.00pm

International Bookstore

Sale of discs, CDs and books.

  • Martí No 131, corner Colón.
  • Tel: (53) 48 757597
  • Open from 9.00am/ 5.00pm

Sergio Dopico Bookstore

Books and other informative materials.

  • Salvador Cisneros, No. 65, Viñales, Pinar del Río.
  • Open from 9.00am/ 5.00pm

Ramón González Coro Provincial Library

Founded in 1959, it treasures old books and documents.

  • Colón No. 3 e/Martí y Máximo Gómez
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Tel: (53) 48 753362
  • Open from 8.00am/ 5.00pm

Bishopric

It represents the Catholic Church whose diocese is called San Rosendo.

  • Máximo Gómez, No 160 e/ Rafael Ferro and Comandante Pinares, Pinar del Río
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Tel: (53) 48 757644

San Rosendo Cathedral

Along Maceo Street, the San Rosendo de Pinar del Río Cathedral rises, an example of ecclesiastic architecture, inaugurated as a church on March 23rd, 1883, as a cathedral in 1903, presided over by the Patron Saint of Pinar del Río, “San Rosendo”.

On the date of his death, the patron saint’s day is celebrated in his honour.

  • Maceo, corner of Vélez Cabiedes, Pinar del Río
  • Tel: (53) 48 75 2430

Convent Casa de Santa Brígida

Las Brigidinas Congregation of Nuns.

  • Pascual Martí No.1 e/Coronel Pozo and Antonio Guiteras.
  • Tel: (53) 48 775084

Pelegrin’s Patio

Calle 26 No. 1513, Puerta de Golpe, a place that exhibits the manual and artistic arts of its locality.

La Camorra Socio-Cultural Project

Born in 2001, with the aim of improving the quality of life of the inhabitants of the fishing community of Puerto Esperanza, through the rescue and revitalization of artistic and literary traditions.

The project aims to achieve the optimum social development of the inhabitants of the Camorra through the implementation of community initiatives.

Window to the Valley Project in Viñales

It revitalizes the development of the cultural traditions in Viñales that make up our identity.

Every two months it celebrates the night of the Barrio, a personalized space in which the inhabitants participate.

Classes are given to encourage the artistic potential of children and young people and to contribute to the learning of the local culture of the new generations.

House of the Tenth

Socio-cultural project that revitalizes and promotes the development of orality, through the promotion and diffusion of the Cuban point, with the protagonism of the improvised tenth, through creation workshops and guateques.

  • 5ta Final, Reparto Celso Maragoto
  • Tel: (53) 48 795297

Socio-cultural projects “Love and Hope”

It is a project to teach engraving techniques, handicrafts, theater, dance, music, taichi, cooking and family therapy to people with Down syndrome in order to improve their quality of life and integrate them creatively into the community, in the province of Pinar del Río.

It was created in 2002 and is made up of 22 members between the ages of 13 and 62.

It is coordinated by the painter and engraver Jesús Carrete Rodríguez and the Master in Educational Psychology Coralina D Hernández Crespo, parents of a young member of the project.

Casa Taller “Grabadown”, Ceferino Fernández 138, corner Palma, Pinar del Río, Tel: (53) 48758102

Many donations of the artistic works made by the workshop leaders and instructors have been made to national and international personalities, institutions and community projects for the purpose of setting and souvenir among which are:

El Patio de Felo

A cultural episode that promotes craft creation, linking amateur artists from the area.

  • Km. 5 Road to San Juan y Martínez, Consejo Popular: El Vizcaíno
  • Tel: (53) 48 75 0335
  • Open every day

FIDIAS Project

Popular Council: Hermanos Cruz,

Local development project, which takes its plastic works through exhibitions to galleries and cultural centers or houses.

Attached is a recreational and interactive park and other spaces for cultural activity and promotion.

  • Tel: (53) 48 75 3484

Events in Viñales

Guarapachanga Event

Of international character; it is a celebration of music and other manifestations, sponsored by the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) and developed in the city of Pinar del Río, in the month of April.

WE Identity Event

Sponsored by the UNEAC, in September, they bring together various manifestations of art in the province.

Dedicated to Pedro Junco, for his immortal work Nosotros.

Event Jolgorio

Cultural evening that takes place every year on November 27th, dedicated to the important Pinar del Río singer-songwriter Polo Montañéz, one of the most authentic exponents of traditional country music.

Polo Montañéz Cultural Centre. Viñales

Entre Mogotes Festival

This year it’s up to its 6th edition.

It offers, during 3 days, a sample of the cultural product of the vineyard.

It has exhibitions of plastic arts, theatrical and dance performances, among other artistic manifestations.

Viñales Fashion

It has been going on for almost 30 years without interruption.

It shows the best of the tradition of dressing in the whole Vueltabajera region.

This event is inserted in the activities as part of the wine culture week in March.

Children and adults participate and are awarded in different categories.

Best Cock Crow Event

In Viñales, in the month of February, nights dedicated to the peasantry are held in which poets and repentistas compete and whose winner receives not only well-deserved recognition from the public, but also a pictorial work that has as its theme precisely a rooster.

Benito Hernández Cabrera Competition.

In Viñales, dedicated to the Cantor del Valle, where repentistas and other fans meet.

Municipal Carnivals, weekly festive days that are celebrated in all the municipalities.

Blue Planet Children’s Event

A space for musical competition held in April, in the city of Pinar del Río.

CHICUELO Competition

Convened by the Centro de Promoción y Desarrollo de la Literatura Hermanos Loynaz, for all writers in the children’s story genre.

Loynaz Brothers Competition

Prestigious literary prize to the Loynaz Brothers Contest in which Cuban writers participate, with unpublished books in the genres of: children’s literature, narrative and poetry.

Ibero-American event on the life and work of the Loynaz

It has six editions since its call in 1993, it is a reflection and homage appointment celebrated every two years in the city of Pinar del Río.

International Book Fair

It is held in Martí and Colón streets, bookstores in the city, the Hermanos Saíz Association, the Provincial Library and Universities.

It is the feast of the intellect that has more welcome and attraction: tradition of this century with expoventas that shows the great cultural concerns of the people.

It takes place in March and also has book presentations, a children’s pavilion, a theoretical event on books and the publishing world and the sale of approximately 250,000 copies of books.

José Álvarez Baragaño Literary Competition

It takes place every year in the city of Pinar del Río, during the month of February.

Theatre event in the mountains

Held in October, the event is sponsored by the Performing Arts.

National singing contest Lecuona in memoriam

Sponsored by the Ernesto Lecuona Lyric Theater Company, it has a biennial character and is a tribute to Maestro Lecuona, considered the most important composer in the history of Cuban music and theater, founder of the Cuban Lyric Theater.

The VIII edition will be from November 28th to December 3rd, 2019 and will be held at the old José Jacinto Milanés theater in Pinar del Río.

National Meeting of Small Format Theatre Espacio Vital

It is a biannual meeting place for creators and theorists, with an artistic program and a technical program with conferences, book presentations, panels, workshops by renowned figures in the field of performance and exchanges with specialists and art critics.

Havana Festival

International event where personalities and lovers of the cultivation and process of tobacco, developed in the month of February each year.

Rio del Medio Verbena.

It takes place in the village of Rio del Medio, Minas de Matahambre, during the second half of November.

It has seafaring roots and incorporates peasant traditions, including typical contests and peasant dances.

It is accompanied by typical food.

Recreation and Leisure in Viñales

Pine Tree Coffee

Matinee and evening activities Gerardo Medina No.

32, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 77 8199

Cabaret Rumayor

Cabaret from Thursday to Sunday, 8:00pm/ 3:00am with comedians, groups, concerts, children’s matinee and disco music.

Road to Viñales, Km.

1 1/2, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 76 3051

Room Fiesta Hotel Pinar del Río

Birthday parties, quinceañeras, weddings and small events Martí final, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 75 5070

Villa Aguas Claras Festival Hall

Birthday parties, quinceañeras, weddings and small events.

Road to Viñales Km.

7 1/2, Pinar del Río

Tel: (53) 48 7784 27

The Site

Live shows and musical download.

Gerardo Medina No.

21, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 75 4794

La Piscuala Concert Café

Martí No.

60 e/ Isabel Rubio y Colón, Pinar del Río.

Decimist’s Patio

Traditional shows

Salvador Cisneros No.

122, Viñales, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 79 6014

Polo Montañéz Cultural Center

Center for evening shows.

Light meals and daytime activities.

Tel: (53) 48 79 6164

Palenque de Los Cimarrones

First class shows and traditional nights.

Road to Puerto Esperanza Km.

32, Viñales, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 79 6290

La Piscuala Concert Café

Calle José Martí No.

60 e/ Isabel Rubio y Colón, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 75 3871

Capitán San Luis Stadium

Capitan San Luis, Reparto 30 de noviembre, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 777931

Opened in 1969, with a game between the teams of Pinar del Río and Havana.

It hosted the Vegetable and Forestry teams in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

It was also the Home Club of the Occidentales and Pinar del Río teams of the Selective Series and it continues being the headquarters of the National and International Series.

It has a capacity of 9534 spectators.

Multipurpose Hall November 19

Rafael Morales, no.

Tel: (53) 48 750357 Email: [email protected]

Venue for provincial and national events, with capacity for 5000 spectators.

TRAVEL AGENCIES in viñales

CUBANACAN Travel Agency

City of Pinar del Río, Ciprián Valdés N.7 e/Máximo Gómez y Martí, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 75 0178/ 77 3015 E-mail: [email protected]

Transfer of clients throughout the country, sale of all national hotels, sale of telephone cards, rental of private houses, sale of excursions to the country’s beaches and other tourist destinations such as Soroa, Las Terrazas and Viñales.

  • Plaza Viñales Tel: (53) 48 79 6393
  • Hotel Los Jazmines Tel: (53) 48 79 6360
  • Hotel La Ermita Tel: (53) 48 79 6452
  • Hotel Rancho San Vicente Tel: (53) 48 796451
  • www.cubanacan.cu

Travel Agency HAVANATUR

Pinar del Río City, Ormani Arenado Street No.

  • 2 between Martí and Máximo Gómez.
  • Tel: (53) 48 77 8494 Email: [email protected] havanatur.cu, [email protected] Viñales Calle Salvador Cisneros , Viñales, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 79 6262 Email: [email protected] www.havanatur.cu.
  • Sale of accommodation in hotels and private homes throughout the country, excursions, transfers, customized programs, and sale of national and international air tickets.

ECOTUR travel agency

  • Ecotur ,Nature Tourism Road to Viñales Km.25 Casa del Veguero, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 79 6120
  • Email: [email protected]

Agency specialized in nature tourism.

Programs of 6 and 7 nights riding in a natural environment.

CUBATUR Travel Agency

  • 51 Martí Street, corner of Rosario, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 77 8405
  • Email: [email protected] www.cubatur.cu

Sale of hotels, tourist programs and excursions throughout Cuba.

PARADISO Travel Agency

Paradiso, Cultural Tourism Promoter
Pinar del Río City
28 Martí Street between Gerardo Medina and Isabel Rubio, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 79 6258/ 72 8660

Email: [email protected]

www.paradiso.cu
Viñales
Salvador Cisneros Street No.

65, Viñales, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 79 6258

Excursions in Viñales

Walk in the heart of the valley

Enjoy the local flora and fauna, beautiful landscapes and get to know the way of life of the peasant in the Viñales Valley.

The tour also includes a visit to the plantations of the season, and you can see the cork palm, an endemic species of this province considered a living fossil of geological times.

Departure: 9:00 am and 2:30 pm.

Duration: from 3:30 to 4 hours Distance: from 6 to 8 km

Maximum load capacity: 12 persons.

Level of difficulty: Medium

Walk from the viewpoint to the valley

You leave from the viewpoint of the hotel Los Jazmines descending through the pine forests (typical vegetation of the area) and crossing the Viñales Valley until you reach a traditional country house.

Includes: Specialized guide Frequency: every day

Departure time: 9:00 am and 3:00 pm

Distance to be covered: 1.5 km Maximum load capacity: 20 people.

Low complexity

Coconut-Palmarito Only Trail

In this interesting tour you will have the chance to learn about the attributes and values that give Viñales Valley the worldwide recognition of Cultural Landscape of Humanity.

Its socio-cultural environment, local traditions, the fauna and vegetation of the area, will also make you spend an unforgettable moment, accompanied by the delicious seasonal fruits and the good Creole coffee.

Distance: 8 Km

Route: 3 hours

Degree of difficulty: Low Maximum load capacity: 20 people.

Needs: Light clothing and comfortable shoes

Path from paradise to silence

Three very interesting places of private owners in sites that are an example of rational use of their farms are visited.

One is related to traditional crops, another to tobacco and another to the propagation of agro-ecological techniques and the rational use of crops in a small area.

All of this in a welcoming environment, where brown and gray colors prevail

(ploughed and worked land) and the green (developing crops and trees that limit property), between small water ponds.

The songs of birds and butterflies accompany the visitors.

  • Extension: 6.5 Km Duration: 3 hours
  • Degree of difficulty: Low
  • needs: Light clothing, sturdy shoes.

Path between valleys and mountains

This walk allows you to get to know the different structures that make up Viñales.

We visit limestone type mountain landscapes, metamorphic type and small valleys.

You can see the different economic activities of the local population and other aspects of interest, in addition to visiting viewpoints to observe beautiful visuals.

  • Extension: 12Km
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Degree of difficulty: Low-Medium Needs Light clothing, sturdy shoes
  • Maximum load capacity: 20 persons

Path from hell to paradise

Very interesting tour where you can observe beautiful visuals of the landscape.

The views change in tones and angles according to the height, paradise for the singular

of the landscape, the native vegetation and fauna, you can see on one side the impressive walls of the mogotes and on the other the pine and oak forests.

At the end you can see rare views of the Valleys of Viñales and Palmarito.

  • Extension: 7 Km
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Degree of difficulty: High needs: Light clothing, sturdy shoes

Tour of rural traditions

A tour that includes visits to farmers and to the República de Chile cooperative.

Along the way, not only do we exchange

experiences with the farmers and their families, but also visit the different farms in those places and the high slate hills between the farms, taking breaks in the excellent viewpoints of the area.

It is common to see butterflies, as well as birds during the tour.

  • Extension: 8.5 km
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Degree of difficulty: Low-Medium Needs Light clothing, sturdy shoes

Wonders of Viñales

(Bird watching)

Interesting route that crosses a unique area of karst in

ruins, where various geological phenomena typical of this type of relief are evident.

You can observe the wonders of a forest with its spectacular living fossil, the microcycas calocoma (cork palm), as well as other endemic species of the local flora and fauna where charismatic species such as the macromiscasp, brightly colored ant, the zachrysia guanensis, the largest land mollusk in Cuba, as well as beautifully colored bird species such as the national bird (tocororo) and the cartacuba stand out.

  • Extension: 5 km (3 miles).
  • 3 hours Degree of difficulty: low
  • Needs: Light clothing and comfortable shoes

Birding areas at Finca San Vicente

This trail is located in the surroundings of the San Vicente Farm, with a length of approximately 1800 meters and a medium/low degree of difficulty where the main attractions are: ornithological, floristic and landscape diversity and high levels of endemism, including local ones.

There are 5 stops along the trail, its area of influence is from 3 to 5 meters.

Among the ornithological potentials of this area is the existence of 7 endemic bird species and 9 endemic subspecies.

The excursion includes a specialized guide.

Hours: Early morning and from 3:00 pm.

Duration of the tour: 2 hours.

Length of trail: 1.8 km.

Maximum load capacity: 12 PAX.

Complexity: medium-low

Km 33 1/2 road to Puerto Esperanza, Viñales.

Tel: (53) 48 796110

Peasant guateque on San Vicente farm

In a typical local environment, guests will enjoy a country club where traditional dances are included, as well as tonadas montunas and other rhythms.

It also has an exquisite Creole food.

Back to the Jurassic

You can get there by walking to the community of San Juan de Sagua, crossing a local road with a distance of 200 meters to the entrance of the trail, in this journey you can see the buildings of the peasant houses, the coffee pylon, the stone mill and a view of the Pan de Guajaibón, then cross the San Marcos River and inside a semi-deciduous forest, The river is bordered, until arriving at the point where the cork palms (microcycas calocoma) are found, being able to observe them very well conserved as well as a great group of species of mollusks, endemic plants of the province, a great diversity of species of birds and numerous species of interesting orchids.

You can also see the remains of melted stone pellets from the stage of emergence of this place, embedded in the limestone of the oldest geological formation in the country “San Cayetano”.

Length:1800 meters

Duration: 1 h

Degree of difficulty: medium

The bird’s paradise

It starts at Hacienda Cortina.

From a natural viewpoint you can see part of the southern plains of the province and the mountainous Sierra de la Güira.

This is a place par excellence for birdwatching, with more than 50 species, among which the cartacuba (todus multicolor), the tocororo (priotelus tennurus), the tomeguín de la tierra (tiaris olivacea) and the pinewood (tiaris canora), the aparecido de San Diego (cyanerpes cyaneus) and the nightingale (myadestes elisabeth) stand out.

More than 25 species of mollusks can be seen, among them the sacricia guanensis.

You also have the opportunity to visit the Cave of

the Portals.

Length:10 Km

Duration: 4 hours

Degree of difficulty: Medium Canopy

Seven km away from the town of Viñales on the road to Moncada, in the place known as Loma del Fortín, there is a new adventure product within a natural environment of fascinating landscape values.

Starting from a first platform and going through about 1100 meters of route divided into four stages, you will be able to enjoy an unparalleled experience.

9:00 am/6:00 pm.

Every day

Horse riding

Horseback riding on mountain trails to enjoy nature and appreciate the traditions of the farmer.

You will cross almost the entire Viñales valley and contemplate the mogotes,

as well as the process of cultivation, harvesting, drying and processing of tobacco.

9:00 am.-6:00 pm.

Every day

Horseback riding wonders of the West

The visitor can enjoy a warm welcome to the La Guabina farm where he will stay for 6 nights for an unforgettable horseback riding program consisting of horseback riding to Cerro de Cabras, with picnic included; horseback riding to the Hole of Guamá with enjoyment of swimming in the river, transfer to the community El Moncada that has high speleological values, like the Great Cavern of Santo Tomás, National Natural Monument, horseback riding to the valley of Isabel María one of the most outstanding exponents of the karst valleys and the horseback riding to the shepherding and Guamá dam, zone of high landscape values, where you can also appreciate everything related to the extensive breeding of big and small cattle in the agricultural farm “Rancho la Guabina”.

Requirement: Suitable clothing and footwear for horseback riding.

Difficulty level: light

You can see: mountain landscapes, typical vegetation, birds, rivers and caves.

Motorcycle adventures

The tour starts from the rental point located in the restaurant Casa Don Tomás, crosses the village of Viñales towards Valle del Silencio with a stop at a viewpoint near the farm El Paraíso.

From there you continue

the route to the natural viewpoint from where you can see the Valley of Silence.

We visit the Capon where we can see the country meadows.

Also included is a visit to the area of Las Maravillas where the landscape of the place can be seen.

This service includes motorcycle and specialized guide.

Departure time: 9:00am

Bus tour

The Tourist Bus allows you to visit all the centres of interest in Viñales in one day.

The tour starts in the village and includes the

visit the Prehistoric Mural, despalillo Viñales, Palenque de los Cimarrones, Cueva del Indio, the hotels La Ermita, Los Jazmines, and Rancho San Vicente.

The bus returns to the same stop every 1 hour and the price does not include entrance fees to the sites.

9:00 am./6:00 pm.

Every day

Bike tour

A visit to Viñales is not complete without a bike tour through its valleys.

This tour will show you those

places that will leave you breathless in a tour in full contact with nature, living the incomparable experience of enjoying a unique landscape, where all your senses interact.

Attractions: Intramontane valleys, rural communities, mogotes, community history, water reservoirs, various crops, typical flora and fauna of the place, bird watching.

Includes: Bicycle, guide service, entrance to the visited sites, bottle of water at the beginning of the excursion, box lunch with a liquid at the end of the tour.

Duration: 4 hours.

Departure time: 09:00 hrs.

Distance of the route: 16 km.

Bike tour + canopy

Complete your visit to Viñales with a bicycle tour through its valleys: places that will leave you breathless, in a tour in full contact with nature, in a unique landscape and to finish the unparalleled experience of adventure in the canopy tour in Viñales, located in the place known as “Loma del Fortín” only 5 km from the town of Viñales.

It is an adventure tourism excursion that invites you to fly through the forest with harnesses and pulleys sliding from one platform to another, being able to contemplate amazing landscapes that would be impossible to appreciate from the plain.

In a circuit of 1100 meters long divided into 4 stages.

The activity does not require any skill or previous experience.

The attentive and constant supervision of the instructors added to the

Approved equipment that is used, make this a 100% safe and fun excursion at the same time.

Attractions: Intramontane valleys, rural communities, mogotes, community history, water reservoirs, various crops, typical flora and fauna of the place, bird watching.

Includes: bicycle, guide service, entrance to the sites that are visited, bottle of water at the beginning of the tour, canopy tour, box lunch with a liquid at the end of the tour.

Duration: 4 hours.

Departure time: 09:00 hrs.

Distance of the tour: 16 km

Vineyard Tour

We visit the most attractive places in Viñales starting with the Mirador de los Jazmines where you can see one of the most wonderful views of the Viñales Valley, we visit the Prehistoric Mural, a peasant house in a tobacco plantation, the despalillo de tabaco, a panoramic tour of the town of Viñales, the Palenque de los Cimarrones, the Cueva del Indio for a boat ride on its underground river.

Lunch is also included in a country estate.

9:00 am.-12:00 m Every day

Pine forest + Viñales

The Pinar-Viñales excursion includes a visit to the Tobacco Factory and the Pine Tree Guayabita Factory, a trip to Viñales with a stop at the Mirador de los Jazmines (Jasmine’s Viewpoint) from where the most impressive panoramic view of the valley and its mogotes can be observed.

We will also visit the Prehistoric Mural,

a country house, the Palenque de los Cimarrones and the Cueva del Indio, where a boat ride on its underground river takes place.

The excursion ends with a local lunch in the area.

9:00 am-12:00 m.

Every day

Country and city tour

This excursion leaves from the hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle with bilingual guide service.

We visit the Tobacco Factory, the historical centre of the city, and walk along Martí Street, stopping at the various murals and centres of cultural interest.

It includes the guided visit to the Guayabita del Pinar Liquor Factory, where the liquor is tasted.

Visit to the La Guabina farm, with time to enjoy the options of agritourism, horseback riding or driving.

Lunch is included with a drink at Finca La Guabina.

Finally we return to the Hotel

9:00 am.-12:00 m Every day

Jeep safari along the Guerrilla route

The tour includes pick up from the hotel, jeep and bilingual guide service.

The tour crosses the Sierra del Rosario, a biosphere reserve, where there are several stops for photos.

In the direction of the Mil Cumbres region, a brief stop is made in the town of San Diego de los Baños where the San Diego medicinal mineral water spa is located.

We visit La Cueva de los Portales, where Che’s Command was based during the October crisis.

We arrive at the protected area of Mil Cumbres where we reserve some time for bathing in a natural waterfall.

The optional also

includes lunch with a liquid included in a country restaurant and transportation back to the hotel.

Las Perlas Cave

Cavern located near the town of La Bajada in the Guanahacabibes Peninsula It is characterized by its wide interior galleries illuminated by natural light, great diversity of stone structures and evidence of the life of the natives.

The interior of the cave presents a wide biological diversity with interesting species of reptiles and amphibians.

It has a high degree of conservation.

Its current use is as a natural attraction included in an eco-tourist trail.

From the forest to the sea

Tour to interact with great biological diversity.

Of the flora, 716 species are recognized and within the fauna, 16 species of amphibians, 35 of reptiles, 192 of birds, 18 of mammals and 86 of diurnal butterflies, to mention some of the most relevant groups.

It is the model locality for 67 species of marine mollusks, of which 27 are considered endemic exclusively to Guanahacabibes as a biosphere reserve.

All the aquatic and marine birds are found in the mangroves, interior lagoons and on the sea.

All these areas are very healthy, which makes the Peninsula an excellent area for knowledge and enjoyment.

Excursion to Cabo San Antonio

Guanahacabibes is located in the most western point of the Cuban territory.

This excursion surrounded by legends opens the doors to visitors interested in interacting with such a surprising geography: geology, landscapes, flora, fauna and socio-cultural elements.

Among its main resources are the sea beds, its remote beaches and the largest forest reserve in the country.

Excursion to La Güira Park and San Diego de los Baños

Old recreational farm; today park that offers services such as: 9 air-conditioned rooms, with hot and cold water, minibar and TV; 2 restaurants of Creole cuisine, 3 cafeterias, night bar, grill, 2 reserved with special dish (ram meat), games room, recreational options with specialized guide service; 2 swimming pools, games room, boats for boat trips.

Tel: (53) 48 75 04 86/ 75 7497 Email: [email protected]

Every day from 9:00am to 9:00pm

Tobacco Route

The process of cultivating tobacco until its final completion is part of one of the most genuine Pinar del Rio traditions, which has been maintained from generation to generation and which is admired by Cuban cigar lovers all over the world.

The visitor can discover this world of aromas and

sensations through this excursion (in air-conditioned vehicle and with service

bilingual guide) that begins with a visit to the vegas of well-known producers in Vueltabajo where, depending on the season, you can see the covered or sunny tobacco plantations.

The excursion also includes a visit to a destalillo, and selected tobacco in which the leaf is subjected to different processes of fermentation, and selection, among others, to culminate in the Tobacco Factory, with the elaboration of the cigar in the hands of experts.

The excursion also includes a visit to the Tobacco House and a country lunch with a liquid included.

Schedule: 9:00 am (pick up at the Hotel or collection points).

-3:00 pm Frequency: Monday to Friday.

Follow the history of the best cultural tradition.

The Tobacco Route offers you a world of sensations and aromas that will guide your steps through the cradle of the best Habanos.

-Vega agroturismo Hoyo de Mena, located in Crucero de Morejón, San Juan y Martínez, Pinar del Río, Tel: (53) 48798116

Quemado del Rubí agro-tourist farm, located in Carretera de Obeso, San Juan y Martínez, Pinar del Río

BEACH EXCURSIONS

Cayo Levisa

Surrounded by palm trees, with transparent waters, excellent coral barriers and more than 3Km.

of beach to enjoy, Cayo Levisa proposes unforgettable moments.

The excursion includes a bilingual guide service, transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle and transfer by boat, as well as a welcome cocktail, snack or lunch.

Departure:

-7:30 a.m. from Pinar del Río

-8:30 a.m. from Viñales (1 hour by bus, 1/2 hour by boat)

Return:5:00 p.m. from Cayo Levisa

Every day

Other services: enjoy in both cays (not included in the excursion): visit to nearby cays, snorkeling and diving practice, water bike and kayak rental and other nautical equipment.

Facilities: Accommodation in Villa Cayo Levisa, North Coast of Pinar del Río, Los Colorados Archipelago, Palma Rubia, La Palma, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 75 6501 Email: [email protected] cayolevisa.tur.cu

Maria La Gorda

Maria la Gorda beach is located in one of the most beautiful places in the region and is part of the Guanahacabibes Biosphere Reserve.

The excursion includes bilingual guide service, transportation to and from the beach in an air-conditioned vehicle, plus a snack or lunch.

Departure:

-7:00 a.m.

(3 hours by bus) from Viñales

-7:30 a.m.

from Pinar del Río Retorno

5:00 p.m.

from María la Gorda Other optionals: Fishing, snorkeling and contemplative diving

Facilities: Accommodation in Villa Gaviota María La Gorda, La Bajada, Peninsula de Guanahacabibes, Sandino, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 77 8131 / 77 3067 Fax: (53) 48 77 8077

Email: [email protected] www.gaviota-grupo.com

Cayo Jutías

Key connected to the Island by road, located 96 kilometers from the city of Pinar del Río in the municipality of Minas de Matahambre and 66 kilometers from Viñales; it has

a lighthouse that is part of its main attractions and is the ideal place to enjoy a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.

The excursion to Cayo Jutías includes a bilingual guide service, transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle and lunch.

Departure:

-8:00 a.m.

from Pinar del Río

-9:00 a.m.

from Viñales (1 hour drive)

Return: 4:00 p.m.

from Cayo Jutías Frequency: Every day

Optionals in Cayo Jutías

-Excursion with snorkeling session, specialized guide and lunch in Cayo Jutías, a paradise of amazing beaches and amazing coral reefs.

It equals to live an adventure with marine crossing of incomparable beauty.

-Full day at Cayo Mégano, located 4 nautical miles from Cayo Jutías, with exclusive privacy.

-High altitude fishing in Cayo Jutías: Possibilities to enjoy different styles of deep-sea fishing, using up to 3 fishing lines, with capture of different species of fish such as bonito, albacore, dorado and other pelagics.

-Fishing in Cayo Jutías:

Fishing in headlands and on the edge of the island platform.

Includes: fishing boat, three national liquids per client, fishing instruction, hand fishing tackle, natural bait and specialized skipper-guide.

Matahambre Mines, Santa Lucía, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 64 8317

-One day in Paradise: Pick up from hotel at 09:00am with private tour guide.

A 60 km journey through the Sierra de los Órganos to Cayo Jutías where we will be welcomed with a cocktail.

Exclusive pleasure trip of 30 minutes by boat contemplating the marine environment and arrival to Cayo Mégano where you will enjoy during 6 hours the exclusivity of a virgin key with unique beaches, coral barrier, endemic flora and fauna.

– Sailor’s lunch that includes a bottle of wine.

– Snorkeling equipment during the whole time of the excursion.

– During the stay on the cay, a bottle of water from 11⁄2 is included. L. 2 liquids to choose from (beer, soda or juice) per person.

How to get around in Viñales

Pinar del Río is the most western of the Cuban provinces.

It can only be reached by land transport, and the most used means are buses and light cars.

To travel to the province, Viazul bus has 3 departures from Havana, and one from Varadero to Pinar del Rio, while with Transtur agency there is only one bus from Havana.

To book, you can visit the Viazul terminal in Nuevo Vedado and for Transtur buses you can book from any travel agency or sales bureau, located throughout the country.

Bus

Once you are in Viñales or Pinar del Río, if you wish to travel, you can use the services of Transtur and Transgaviota buses:

  1. Viñales-Pinar del Río-La Habana Every Day 2:00 pm
  2. Viñales – Pinar del Río-Cienfuegos- Trinidad

Every day 7:00 am

Book from travel agencies:

In Viñales:

Cubanacan

  • Salvador Cisneros Street, Viñales Square (
  • 53) 48796393,

Pinar del Rio:

Cubanacan

  • Marti Street No.109.
  • Tel : (53) 48750178

Havanatur

  • Ormani Arenado Street No.
  • 2 between Martí and Máximo Gómez.
  • Tel: (53) 48 77 8494

Cubatur

  • No.51 Martí Street, corner of Rosario.
  • Tel: (53) 48 77 8405

If you wish to travel by Viazul Bus services

www.viazul.com :

1.Viñales-Pinar del Río-La Habana Every day from 8:00 am and 2:00 pm (with entrance to Las Terrazas)

2.Viñales- Cienfuegos Every day from 6:45 am

3.Viñales-Trinidad Bus (direct)

Every day from 6:45 am to 4:00 pm

Book at: Viñales

  • Salvador Cisneros Street No.63,
  • Tel.53 (48) 793195 

and in

Pinar del Río

  • Juan Gualberto Gómez Street No.14
  • Tel. 53 (48) 75 0887

Car Rental

Transtur

  • Hotel Vueltabajo
  • Martí No.103, corner of Rafael Morales, Pinar del Río
  • Tel: (53) 48777050

Cubanacan

  • Martí No. 109, Pinar Del Río
  • Tel: (53) 48750104

Hotel Pinar del Río

  • Martí Final and Highway, Pinar del Río
  • Tel: (53) 48778278
  • Salvador Cisneros No 65 C, Viñales, Pinar Del Río
  • Tel: (53) 48796060
  • Salvador Cisneros final, Viñales, Pinar del Río,
  • Tel: (53) 48796330

Hotel Mirador

  • 23 final, San Diego de los Baños, Los Palacios, Pinar del Río
  • Tel: (53) 548869

San Francisco Rivera

  • No 171 e/Ruiz Calderón y Calzada Paradero, San Juan y Martínez, Pinar del Río
  • Tel: (53) 48989259

Transtur

Transgaviota

  • Maria la Gorda International Diving Center, Sandino, Guanahacabibes Peninsula, Pinar del Rio.
  • Tel: (53) 48441242

Rex

  • Hotel Pinar del Río Martí Final and Highway, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48771454

 

Taxis Cuba

  • Salvador Cisneros No.46 /B1 and C final, Viñales, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 696969

Tourist Bus

  • Hop-on Hop-off
  • Salvador Cisneros final, Viñales, Pinar del Rio.
  • Tel: (53) 48 796390

Tour of the entire tourist area of Viñales, including the town, with stops at the most interesting points.

Best Hotels in Viñales

Hotel Central****

Ceferino Fernández, corner of Salvador Cisneros, Viñales

Services: 23 air-conditioned rooms, with telephone and satellite TV Of these, 3 single and 20 double rooms.

It has a lobby bar and a breakfast room.

  • Located in the centre of the village.
  • Tel: (53) 48 695806 -15

Attractions: Located in the centre of the charismatic village of Viñales, hospitable for its people and surrounded by a unique cultural atmosphere.

Cayo Levisa **

  • Palma Rubia, La Palma, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 75 6501
  • Email: [email protected] Services: 71 wood cabins, country style, air-conditioned, all with private bathroom, satellite TV, mini bar.

It has 2 restaurants with traditional Cuban food, buffet and barbecue on the beach with the special offer: fish ̈sol de Levisa ̈, 3 snack bars, international telephone, 24 hour medical service, massage, entertainment, parking and internet.

Attractions: Walks to Cayo Paraíso,

sunset, island hopping, fishing, coral reef snorkeling, excursions to Mil Cumbres and Viñales.

Diving in 23 immersion points.

International Certification: SSI (Scuba School International) Recommended: La cadena mysteriosa, La poza de los tiburones, El infierno, among others.

Hotel Mirador ***

  • 23rd final, San Diego de los Baños, Los Palacios, Pinar del Río Tel: (53) 48 77 8338/ 54 8866
  • Email: [email protected]

Services: It has 30 air-conditioned rooms, with 3/4 beds, cameras and triples, private bathroom, satellite TV and hot water, an international restaurant, barbecue, bar, swimming pool, game room, safe, store, pharmacy, medical services very close to the hotel, parking, car rental, international telephone and Internet.

It is characterized by the presence of the spa of mineral-medicinal waters.

Attractions: Bird watching trail with specialized flora and fauna guide service, visits to areas of archaeological, historical and cultural interest: Los

Portales and Che’s Command.

Hotel Vueltabajo ***

  • Martí No.103 esq.
  • to Rafael Morales, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 75 93 8183 Email: [email protected]

Services: Hotel themed on the culture of tobacco; it has a smoking room, a wine cellar and a specialized tobacco shop; accommodation with 39 air-conditioned rooms, 30 double rooms, 6 double rooms, 3 triple rooms, private bathroom, mini bar, satellite, hot and cold water.

It has a restaurant where the vegan pork is the exclusive dish, nursing service, safe, international telephone, Internet and tourist information bureau.

Attractions: Close to sites of the Pinar del Río culture: Art Gallery, Casa de la Trova y de la Cultura, Casa del Habano, Tobacco Factory and Guayabita del Pinar.

Hotel Pinar del Río **

Services: 149 rooms; of which 13 cabins and 2 rooms for limited physicals; all with mini bar, air conditioning, private bathroom, satellite TV, central video, Tel, hot and cold water.

It has two restaurants (buffet table and Italian food), four bars, swimming pool, party room,

event room, store, pharmacy with international category, nursing service, safety box, parking, car rental and sales agency.

Attractions: Propitious for the contact with the life of the city and with easy access to the Milanese theater, evenings in the restaurant Rumayor and other cultural sites.

Hotel Los Jazmines ***

Services: 70 air-conditioned rooms with balcony, safety box, satellite TV, shop, Internet and wifi service, parking lot, nurse’s office, terrace, swimming pool.

It has a restaurant with a panoramic view of the Viñales Valley, barbecue, safety box, shop, events room, bureau of sale of excursions, massage, daytime entertainment, night club.

Attractions: Direct contact with an exclusive setting due to the natural beauty of its surroundings.

The hotel Los Jazmines rests on the top of a hill overlooking the Viñales Valley.

Hotel La Ermita ***

Services: 62 rooms; 12 tropical and 50 standard, with mini bar, air conditioning, private bathroom, satellite TV, hot and cold water.

It has a snack bar, swimming pool, barbecue, restaurant with bar, store, safe box, massage, parking infirmary, Internet and wifi service, tourist bureau with sale of excursions, sports activities in tennis courts and soccer, entertainment with Afro-Cuban shows, salsa classes and national cocktail classes.

Attractions: Central terrace with viewpoint for a spectacular view and access to nature and adventure tours.

Hotel Rancho San Vicente ***

Services: 54 cabins and 22 rooms all with air conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar, hot and cold water.

It also has 2 snack bars, 2 swimming pools, barbecue, 2 restaurants, a shop, a safe, an infirmary, parking, Internet and wifi service, and a tourist bureau for the sale of excursions in nature.

Well known for its healing waters, it is distinguished by the services of massage, mud therapy, physical therapy and medicinal mineral baths.

Attractions: Walking tour to Cueva del Indio, Finca San Vicente and communities in the area.

Magnolias House

  • Road to Puerto Esperanza Km.
  • 33, Viñales, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel:(53) 4879 6201

Three air-conditioned double rooms, kitchen, satellite TV, independent bathrooms with hot and cold water, mini-bar, telephone.

The client has the right to all the services of the Rancho San Vicente Hotel since it is part of the availability of the Hotel

Casa Campesina and Bohíos in San Vicente Farm

Road to Puerto Esperanza Km.

House with two comfortable rooms and 8 huts with 2 personal beds, fan and collective bathroom.

Located in the San Vicente valley within a completely natural environment, in an approximate perimeter of 10 hectares with a high endemism and unique landscapes to enjoy agrotourism, trekking and bird watching.

Campismo Dos Hermanas

Road to Moncada Km.

3, Viñales, Pinar del Río.

Services: 54 rooms, 10 of which are for international tourism, restaurant, cafeteria, barbecue, swimming pool, music and recreation area, game room, pool table, playground, nursing service, TV, mini-bar

Attractions: Located in the heart of the Viñales Valley, surrounded by mogotes and a few meters from the Prehistoric Mural, it allows you to visit the archaeological museum of prehistoric fossils found in the area.

The client can rent houses and make guided visits to places of historical and cultural interest.

Villa Aguas Claras**

Services: 50 double rooms, air-conditioned, interior bathroom, hot and cold water, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, infirmary, party room, security service, parking, wifi.

You can go on horse rides, horseback riding with picnic, swimming in the river and traditional dinners in a country ranchón.

Attractions: Beautiful rural landscape, distinguished by its tranquility.

It is the ideal place that places the client at the center of the tourist route of vueltabajo, accessing from there to places like Viñales and Cayo Levisa.

La Guabina Farm

Services: 13 Km.

from Pinar del Río city, there is a two-storey farm with four wide rooms, with air conditioning, bathrooms with hot water and panoramic view through big windows.

Attractions: You can enjoy rodeos, exhibition of race horses, control of heifers, wild bull riding, horse riding, cars or boats among other traditional activities in a natural environment.

Villa Cabo San Antonio ***

Guanahacabibes Peninsula, Sandino, Pinar del Rio.

Services: 16 air-conditioned rooms, satellite TV, restaurant, cafeteria, bar, shop, sale of fuel, nautical activities.

It is also, International Center of Diving.

Villa Laguna Grande**

Services: 12 air-conditioned rooms with two personal beds, private bathroom, satellite TV, hot and cold water.

There is a restaurant with traditional Cuban food, a snack bar with typical drinks, a room for games with dominoes and billiards.

Attractions: It is distinguished by its tranquility and natural landscape.

It has an area of 6.87 km2, with a hydraulic potential of 180 million m3 of regulated surface water and 24 m3 of groundwater.

  • Road to Ciudad Bolivar, Sandino, Pinar del Rio.
  • Tel: (53) 48 42 3453
  • Email: [email protected]

Thousand Summit Mountain House

Services: Three double rooms, 1 room for 4 pax and hostel for 50, electricity, shared and private bathroom, hot water and restaurant service.

Attractions: In the middle of a rich endemic flora – orchids and cork palm – 135 species of birds, 22 of which are endemic, with 56 recognized caves and the Canilla stream that crosses it, you can enjoy trekking, mountain biking, horseback riding and agrotourism as specialized nature tourism options.

  • San Juan de Sagua Community, La Palma, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53 48) 73 2890
  • Email: [email protected]

LODGINGS NEAR THE PROVINCE OF PINAR DEL RIO

Hotel Moka****

  • Las Terrazas Community, Candelaria municipality, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 57 8600
  • Email: [email protected]

Villa Soroa * *

  • Road to Soroa, km 8, Candelaria municipality, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 52 3534/52 3512/ 52 3556
  • Email: [email protected]

Villa Maria la Gorda

International Diving Center

Services: 103 air-conditioned rooms, mini-bar, private bathroom, hot and cold water, satellite TV and safe.

It has two restaurants, bar, swimming pool, parking lot, shop, infirmary, entertainment, nautical activities, boats for diving with equipment and instructors with language skills.

Attractions: This area offers the best scenery in the whole province.

Numerous species of coral live there, among which the largest colony of black coral in the seas stands out.

Ideal place for beginners and experienced.

The sea bed in this area has the clearest and most colorful contrasts for the practice of underwater photography.

The transparency of the water allows visibility of 30 m long and 30 m deep.

The marine platform is very narrow and ends very close to the coast with depths between 200 m and 1 000 m.

The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C.

  • Guanahacabibes Peninsula, Sandino, Pinar del Rio.
  • Tel: (53) 48 77 8131 / 77 3067
  • Email: [email protected]

 

Where to ear in Viñales

Prehistoric Mural Restaurant

Category: 2 TENEDORES

Creole cuisine.

Dish of the house: Roast pork Viñales, Cocktail: Muralito Capacity: 320 seats

Km 2 Road to El Moncada.

Valley of the Two Sisters Viñales.

Pinar del Río, Tel: (53) 48 79 6260

Schedule: 10:00 am / 5:00 pm

Finca San Vicente Restaurant

Category: 3 TENEDORES

Creole cuisine.

Dish of the house: Beef a la ranchera.

Capacity: 180 seats.

Adresse : Km.

36 Road to Puerto Esperanza, Valle San Vicente, Viñales, Pinar del Río,

Tel: (53) 48 79 6110

Schedule: 10:00 am / 5:00 pm

Palenque de los Cimarrones Restaurant

Category: 2 TENEDORES

Afro-Cuban cuisine.

Dish of the house: Rice mixed to the cimarrón way.

Cocktail: Oshún

Adresse : Km.

34 Road to Puerto Esperanza.

Viñales.

Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 79 6290

Schedule: 10:00 am / 5:00 pm

Cueva del Indio Restaurant

International cuisine.

Dish of the house: Indian chicken.

Cocktail: Guanahatabey.

Restaurant Bar Cueva del Indio, Bar: El rincón del indio (24 hours)

Adresse : Km.

36 Road to Puerto Esperanza.

San Vicente Viñales Valley.

Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 79 6280

Service Hours: 10:00 am / 5:00 pm

Restaurant Casa de Don Tomás

Category : 3 TENEDORES

Regional cuisine.

Dish of the house: Delights of Don Tomás.

Cocktail: Trapiche

Capacity: 80 seats.

Address: Calle Salvador Cisneros No.

140, municipio Viñales, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 79 6300

Schedule: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Casa del Veguero Restaurant

Cuban and international food

Adresse : Road to Viñales Km.

25, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 79 6080

Restaurant El Jurásico

Cuban and international food

Adresse : Km.

2 Road to El Moncada.

Valley of the Two Sisters, Viñales.

Pinar del Río,

Tel: (53) 48 79 6167 -79 3223 Hours: 10:00 am / 9:00 pm

Restaurant El Estanco

Light Food

Road to Puerto Esperanza Km.

27, Viñales, Pinar del Río.

Restaurant Cabaret Rumayor

Creole cuisine.

Dish of the house: Rumayor smoked chicken

Capacity: 80 seats.

Options: First-rate artistic performances.

Km.

1 Road to Viñales.

Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 76 3002 / 76 3051

Schedule: 11:00am /11:00pm

La Casona Tavern

Creole cooking

Capacity: 80 seats

Martí Street

Schedule: 11:00 am / 11:00 pm

Cayo Jutías Restaurant

Seafood Kitchen.

Capacity: 80 seats

Saint Lucia.

Matahambre Mines.

Pinar del Rio.

Schedule: 9:00 am / 6:00 pm

Las Barrigonas Restaurant

Specialty: Hamburger to Barrigonas House suggestion: guarapo, natural orange juice Capacity: 80 seats.

National Highway to Pinar del Río, Km 122.

Tel: (53 48) 77 8623

Hours: Open 24 hours a day.

Tel: (53) 48 77 8623

Dulcinea La Rampa Cafeteria

Salvador Cisneros No.

98, Viñales

Tel: (53) 48 796300

Schedule: From 7:30 AM to 11:00PM

Cafeteria Doñaneli

Bakery-Sweetshop

Restaurant service with Italian cuisine, sale of fine sweets and cake (service on request).

Open 24h.

Gerardo Medina Street No.

26 between Martí and Máximo Gómez, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 77 8037

Cafeteria Las Cubanitas

Light Food

Corner of Rafael Trejo and Adela Azcuy, Viñales, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 79 6384

El Centro Café

Ice creams and jams

Adresse : Martí No.

65 e/ Isabel Rubio y Colón, Pinar del Río.

El Cantinerito Cafeteria

Cultural space, wedding and birthday celebrations

Address : Calle Martí No.

18, Pinar del Río

Tel: (53) 48 778367

Shopping in Viñales

Specializing in tobacco, rum and coffee

Tobacco-tight

Adresse : Antonio Maceo No.

157 e/ Abraham Lincoln and Antonio Tarafa, specifically within the Francisco Donatién Pinar del Río Tobacco Factory.

Tel: (53 48) 778122

Sale of cigars of the most prestigious brands in Cuba, together with a wide range of accessories for the smoker, posters, T-shirts, caps and others related to cigars.

Tobacco House

  • Adresse : Maceo No.
  • 162, e/ Rafael Morales y Luz Zaldívar, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 77 2244

Sale of tobacco and accessories for the smoker, clothing with references to tobacco through logos or printed on the textile and Image Cuba, crafts, souvenirs, posters, T-shirts, hats.

– Light food service and bar, which invites you to taste the most local and national drinks: Havana Club, Santiago de Cuba, Cubay, Legendario, Santero, Mulata, Guayabita del Pinar.

– Twisting service, which allows the appreciation of the manufacture of the Havana cigar.

Back to

  • Adresse : Martí No.
  • 31, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 77 72 61

Los vegueros

  • Salvador Cisneros No.57 between Ceferino Fernández and Joaquín Pérez. Viñales
  • Tel: (53) 48 796070

La Guayabita

  • Recreo No. 189, between Ceferino Fernández and Frank País, at the Guayabita del Pinar factory, Pinar del Río
  • Tel: (53) 48778130

Markets Trade

  • Address : Martí, e/ Rafael Morales and Ormani Arenado, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 773022

The Cave

  • Address : Máximo Gómez between Recreo and Vélez Cabiedes, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 773002

Still Life La Conchita

  • Adresse : San Juan esq.
  • Isidro de Armas Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 750171

Viñales Square

  • Salvador Cisneros No.56, corner to Ceferino Fernández Viñales
  • Tel: (53) 48 796358

The boat

  • March 13th.
  • Puerto Esperanza, Tel: (53) 48 793876

Hotel shops

The Jasmines

  • km 23 of the road to Viñales Tel: (53) 48796394
  • The Hermitage
  • Km 1 1/2, Road to La Ermita, Viñales.
  • Tel: (53) 48796394

Caius Levis

  • Palma Rubia,La Palma.
  • Tel: (53) 48756501 ext.
  • 226
  • San Vicente Ranch
  • Road to Puerto Esperanza km 33 Viñales
  • Tel: (53) 48 796201

Pinar del Río

  • Martí final, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48771451

Hotel Mirador de San Diego

  • 23rd final, San Diego de los Baños, Los Palacios.
  • Tel: (53) 48 558832

Mixed Stores

Licorera Bombonera

  • Maceo, No.151, esq. Antonio Tarafa Pinar del Río.
  • Tel:(53) 48 778002

– Main products: chocolates, rum, liqueurs, and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, all of which are complemented by jams, coffee in cases, honeys.

It also has a perfume shop.

The petal Perfumery

  • Maceo, No.151, esq.
  • Antonio Tarafa Pinar del Río.
  • Tel:(53) 48 778002

The caney

  • Km.120 of the Consolación del Sur National Highway.
  • Tel: (53) 48 77 73 39

Prehistoric Mural

  • Km 4 Road to Pons, Valle Dos Hermanas, Viñales
  • Tel: (53) 48796402

Mouth of the River

  • Road to Puerto Esperanza Km.37, Cueva del Indio Viñales

The cubanita

  • Salvador Cisneros No.
  • 63 B Viñales Tel: (53) 48796264

The orchid

Specialized in sports

  • Gerardo Medina e/. José Martí and Máximo Gómez Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53 48) 728663

The sports one

Exclusivity with the supplier Adidas

  • Martí No. 5, e/ Gerardo Medina and Isabel Rubio, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 750169

The dawn Guayabita del Pinar Factory

  • Martí No.57 e/ Rafael Morales and Ormani Arenado Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 757649

The only

  • Confecciones
  • Gerardo Medina No.56, e/ Isabel Rubio and Isidro de Armas, Pinar del Rio.
  • Tel: (53) 48 778107

The wonders

  • Km 26, road to Puerto Esperanza Viñales
  • Tel: (53) 48 796090

La Colosal Art Store

  • Martí No. 5 / Gerardo Medina and Isabel Rubio.
  • Tels. 72-81-02

Health in Viñales

Clinics

International and Rehabilitation Clinic

Policlínico Fermín Valdés Domínguez, Salvador Cisneros interior, Viñales, Pinar del Río Tel: (53) 48793345

International and Rehabilitation Clinic

Abel Santamaría Cuadrado Provincial Surgical Clinic Hospital, Carretera Central km 3 1/2, Hermanos Cruz, Pinar del Río

Spas

Spa in San Diego de Los Baños

Calle 23 esquina 40, Los Palacios, Pinar del Río.

It offers 24h services, Thermalism with mineral-medicinal waters (2.05-2.20g/ L.

sulphured, sulphated, calcium, magnesian, fluorinated 30-40 degrees Celsius), Rehabilitation, Therapeutic massages and Medical consultation.

Tel: 53 48 548880 / 548881

 

Spa hotel Rancho San Vicente

  • Tel:(53) 48 796201 ext.412

Therapeutic massages, mud therapy, medicinal mineral water bath locations

International pharmacies

Hotel Pinar del Río

  • Marti final.
  • Tel: (53) 48 750117

Miramar Optics

  • Martí e/Isabel Rubio y Colón, Pinar del Río
  • Tel: (53) 48 77 8413.

Hotel Los Jazmines

Road to Viñales Km.

23 Viñales, Tel: (53) 48 796123

 

Viñales

  • Salvador Cisneros No.89, Viñales, Pinar del Río.
  • Tel: (53) 48 79 6251

María la Gorda International Diving Center

  • Sandino , Guanahacabibes Peninsula Tel: (53) 48 441135 / 750123.

 

Money

BANKS

International Finance Bank

Banco Financiero Internacional BFI Gerardo Medina No 46, Pinar del Río (53) 48778213

Banco Credito y Comercio

Cash machine

Martí 11, Pinar del Río (53) 48753798

Banco Popular de Ahorro

Cash machine

Martí 113, Pinar del Río (53) 48752253

Banco de Crédito y Comercio Viñales

Cash machine

Salvador Cisneros No.

58, Viñales, Pinar del Río (53) 48793130

Banco Credito y Comercio

Cash machine

Martí No 12, Pinar del Río (53) 48755670

Banco Popular De Ahorro

Cash machine

Alameda No 66, e/Méndez Capote y Oeste, Pinar del Río (53) 48754220

Banco Credito y Comercio

Cash machine

11 corner E, Sandino, Pinar del Río

Banco Popular de Ahorro

12 floors

Cash machine

Maceo corner of Rafael Ferro, Pinar del Río

Cards of

credit

Financial transactions are conducted in euros, Canadian dollars, pounds sterling and Swiss francs.

Traveler’s checks are accepted and VISA, MASTERCARD, TRANSCARD, CABAL and AMIGO TRAVEL credit cards are accepted, provided they are not issued by U.S.

banks or their subsidiaries established in any other country

Communication

To call from Pinar del Rio:

119 + 53 (Cuban code) + city code + desired phone number.

When you arrive in the country you can hire Cubacel’s services; you can rent a phone or bring your own and activate it.

To call Pinar del Río from outside:

– To a landline phone: Country code (00 (international exit code)) + 53 (Cuba code) + Pinar del Río code (48) + desired phone number

– To a mobile number: Country code (00 (international exit code)) + 53 (Cuban code) + desired mobile number.

Internet access and nauta:

Public Internet service in Cuba is offered through Nauta access accounts, in the navigation rooms and in the wireless connection spaces (Wi-Fi) set up in different points throughout the province.

To connect it is necessary to buy a permanent or temporary access account, available in ETECSA’s commercial units.

Internet services are mostly found in hotels and major tourist facilities.

Wifi connection can be found in highly frequented public places.

Centres

multiservice

telecommunications

Pinar del Río Telepoint

Gerardo Medina esq Juan Gualberto Goméz no.

137 bajos Tel: (53) 48 75 4051 / 75 1350.

Mini-point Alameda

Alameda e/n between March 13th and 6th.

Hermanos Cruz Multi-Service Center

5th B Rpt.

Cruz Brothers

Multi-Service Center Viñales

Ceferino Fernández no.

3 Viñales

For more information call 118.

MESSAGE

INTERNATIONAL Cubanacan Express

Martí is on the corner of Rosario, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53) 48 77 4747, pager (18857) – ext.

(11947) DHL Express

Tele Mail

Martí No.

49 esq.

to Recreo, Pinar del Río.

Tel: (53 48) 75 5916

 

USEFUL TELEPHONES

ETECSA also provides you with easy dialing phones for use in emergencies:

Medical services

Tel: (53) 48 75 7606

Medical Emergency

Tel: (53) 48 76 2317 Firemen: 105 PNR (Police): 106

Suggestions to the visitor

If you want to know Pinar del Río, we share with you the basic suggestions to live during your adventure:

We recommend as attractive options:

  • Discover the Great Cavern of Santo Tomás, the path from hell to paradise and visit the canopy in Viñales;
  • Practice water activities in Cayo Jutías
  • Travel through the Tobacco Route as the best cultural experience in Pinar del Río.

Know your destination.

It is recommended that you make a brief investigation about the weather conditions, access points, level of difficulty, and types of flora and fauna.

What to pack for Viñales ?

It is better to list a backpack with useful and basic accessories to practice nature tourism.

You should not forget

  • hat
  • sunglasses
  • bottled water
  • lamps
  • map of your destination
  • disinfectant towels
  • sunscreen
  • insect repellent.
  • Wear lightweight clothing and footwear.
  • Long, loose pants
  • appropriate hiking shoes 

Recommendations for health.

Stay hydrated because the weather requires it.

It is essential to enjoy in an intelligent, responsible and sustainable way: Don’t abandon waste in nature, use local guides with formal services, don’t take plants or animals in extinction as travel souvenirs.

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