VacacionarTravel.com
Open Voucher
Motorhome
Excursions
Flights
USA Charters
CALL CENTER
+1 (855) 65-iTRAVEL
Toll-free
+53 (7) 204-6457
Assistance In Cuba
AUGUST 21,2017 2:19 AM
English English Español Español
You are from: Estados Unidos de America( select your country)
Search
New Users
Join the Vacacionar Travel member´s club and create a quick and easy free account
Registered users
Already registered?
Log on using your user name and password.
Messages
Send a message to our staff.
"All Inclusive" Hotels
Bask on the beaches of at all inclusive resorts ...
Economic Hotels
Get the cheap rates on all hotel rooms.
Boutique Hotels
An exclusive selection of boutique hotels from around Cuba.
Early Bookings
Save money on our early booking deals.
Design your trip
Cars
Hotels
Flights
Transfers
Excursions
Packages
FilmMakers Groups
Producers and Filmmakers Groups
Groups to Cuba
Incentives & Groups on holidays. Make your dreams come true.
QuickTravel
Use this section for last minute reservations
We accept
We accept VISA and MasterCard credit cards.
Vacacionar Travel S.A. use CIC-Banques as a guarantee of absolute security in credit card transactions.
Vacacionar Travel S.A. use CIC-Banques as a guarantee of absolute security in credit card transactions.
Approved Site by Minister of Tourism of Cuba
Site powered by 3Milenio Reservation System
Viñales
Province: Pinar del Río
Country: Cuba
other tourist zones 
Hotels 
Gallery 

Description

Western Cuba, a favorite destination for visitors interested in nature tourism, has the Viñales Valley, whose origin dates back to more than 300 million years ago, as an attraction par excellence to enjoy that tourist modality.

According to experts, the Viñales Valley is an exceptional scenery, in which its unique nature and the preservation of the environment blend with the agricultural work of men and women, especially in tobacco fields. Covering an area of 132 square kilometers, the Viñales Valley is also the most outstanding exponent of a chalky valley in the Antilles, and is surrounded by "mogotes", which are hills with round tops and vertical slopes.

The valley's flora is closely linked to its ancient past, since it holds 17 endemic varieties that cannot be found anywhere on Earth, including the cork palm (Microcycas calocoma), which is considered a living fossil from the Jurassic period. The region's fauna is highly endemic, including birds like the bee hummingbirds (Calypte helenae), Cuban trogons or "tocororos" (Priotelus temnurus), cartacubas (Todus multicolor), nightingales (Myadestes elisabeth) and Cuban grassquits (Tiaris canora).

The town of Viñales, in the heart of the valley, is a typical agricultural settlement whose main street is flanked by galleries of columns and red-tiled houses. The socio-historical development of the region contains elements and sites that characterize the Cuban people with antecedents from aborigines, African slaves and peasants. The unique features of the area's natural landscape surround all this. In one of the "mogotes", known as "Dos Hermanas" (Two Sisters), visitors can enjoy one of the world's biggest outdoors natural paintings, the so-called Mural of Prehistory. The Mural of Prehistory, which is 120 meters high and 180 meters wide, was painted on the slope of the aforementioned hill. It is a singular representation of the biological evolution of Sierra de los Organos, also in western Pinar del Río province.

Experts recall that in order to paint the mural, the vegetal layer on the slope of Dos Hermanas had to be removed, while a score of local residents participated in the dangerous artistic work under the guidance of Cuban Professor Leovigildo González (deceased). The passage of time has failed to erase this breathtaking work of art, which attracts thousands of visitors every year, who come to enjoy the images of the plesiosaurus and the megalonus rodens, painted with singular ability on the hill's slope.

In addition, the Viñales Valley has numerous caverns, among which Cueva del Indio (crossed by the San Vicente River), Cueva de San Miguel and Cueva de Santo Tomás stand out. The latter has been classified among the largest caverns in Latin America, with more than 45 kilometers of galleries. The Viñales Valley, which was declared World Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is also Cuba's true Natural Monument and receives thousands of vacationers who want to be in direct contact with nature while they tour the Cuban archipelago.

A large number of hotels in Pinar del Río province are in the Viñales Valley, where Los Jazmínes Hotel offers a wide range of options, including trails for ecotourism. Those trails are "The Road to the Mogotes", which begins at the hotel and leads to the depths of the valley, ending at the Mural of Prehistory; "Unsuspected Nature", in which travelers can enjoy the many species of birds inhabiting the region, and "The Secrets of the Underground World", in which Cueva de Santo Tomás stands out for its great archeological values. The hotel's amenities include airconditioned rooms, sports facilities and outdoors activities.

Another hotel is La Ermita, which offers the ecological tour "Wonders of Viñales", which consists of a walk to Sierra del Infierno to watch the local flora and fauna, especially birds, and take a close look of the cork palm. The hotel infrastructure of the Viñales Valley is complemented by the Rancho San Vicente Hotel, which is located near a spring of mineral-medicinal waters that became famous in the 19th century.


Hotels
  • La Ermita from $ 84.00 USD
  • Los Jazmines from $ 84.00 USD
  • Rancho San Vicente from $ 84.00 USD

  • Gallery
    Viñales Valley

    Choose a small photo to enlarge:
    Viñales Valley Cabins Mural of Prehistory Cave Mogotes Restaurant Landscape Town Viñales Valley Snack Bar San Vicente Mogotes Restaurant Cueva del Indio (Indian`s Cave) Viñales Town Viñales Valley. Mogote Town Mural of Prehistory Excursion Landscape Landscape Lunch Vegetation
    Destinations
    Playa Pesquero
    Playa Pesquero. Boat ride
    The province of Holguin, in the eastern part of the island, has in its geography with unique spaces of beach that combine the possibility to enjoy the ...
    Other Tourist Zones of Cuba
    Maps
    Interactive maps of Cuba
    Interactive maps of Cuba
    Reports
    Cuba: Cultural and Historic Attractions for Tourism
    Ruins of coffee farms. House
    Cuba, a tourist destination par excellence in the Caribbean region, holds several attractions linked to the country's culture and history. That is the ...
    Other Reports
    Travel Tips
    All you have to know before to travel to Cuba
    Home | Cars | Hotels | Flights | USA Charters | Transfers | Packages | Open Voucher
    About us | Affiliate System | Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy
    ®2001 - 2017 Vacacionar Travel S.A. All rights reserved.