Viñales, a perfect work of nature in Cuba
Undoubtedly, the Valley of Viñales, in the western province of Pinar del Río, is one of the most identifying landscapes of Cuba. His image has traveled the world. More than one chronicler has described it as a perfect work of nature, with its green mogotes on a plain of red and fertile land.
You get there by a zigzag road that allows the most unusual views and increases enthusiasm for the proximity of the site chosen to enjoy outdoor recreation. Predominate in the paradisiacal environment mogotes- of great interest and world fame, which are isolated elevations with vertical walls and flat peaks. They constitute rare mounds with numerous endemic species and that in the distance resemble gigantic sleeping elephants.
This geographical feature is located in the Sierra de los Órganos, in the westernmost part of the Cordilllera de Guaniguanico.
The Valley and great part of the dominions that surround it were approved in 1999 like one of the National Parks of Cuba, and in December of that same year, they declared it, in addition, Natural Patrimony of the Humanity by the Unesco.
It is located in the municipality with which it shares its name and is 178 km from Havana. When the traveler arrives at his property, he immediately feels the complicity between nature and silence. There, the Cueva del Indio awaits you with its subterranean river, the Mural de la Prehistoria, Rancho San Vicente and the fabulous Mirador de Los Jazmines, from where the visuals are certainly impressive.
The town of Viñales, located in the valley itself, preserves the traditional scenario of a farmers’ settlement and constitutes another attraction for visitors passing through the land of the best tobacco in the world.
Excursions Offer to Viñales:
Tours are arranged so that you can spend unforgettable holidays, such as excursions to the National Park on horseback, in a cart pulled by oxen or just walking. Here they will get in touch with the life of the Cuban peasant, they will be able to observe the cultivation of coffee, tobacco and even taste a good cigar if they wish. In addition, the flora and fauna of the place and its endemic species will become visible.
Cayo Jutias is located one hour away, a virgin key of recent exploitation from where you can swim in its clean waters, do Snoquin, diving and water bicycles and 20 minutes from Cueva del Indio that will allow you to take a ride in a boat the river through the mountain and where you can find incredible natural figures and history made by nature.
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