Postcard from Viñales, Cuba

Introduction

Small, rural, picturesque and slow, that's the town of Viñales, the main jumping off point for the spectacular valley of the same name. With it's limestone karst mountain Viñales is like nowhere else in Cuba. It's just two and a half hours from Havana but feels a million miles away from the throb of the city.

There's horses to be ridden, caves to be explored, cigars to be rolled (and smoked if you're so inclined) and a growing selection of good restaurants to be sampled. And much, much more. Definitely worth a visit.

 church   Viñales

church Viñales

 karst mountains

karst mountains

 cigar making

cigar making

 view from the settlement of los aquaticos

view from the settlement of los aquaticos

 gran caverna de santo tomas

gran caverna de santo tomas

 there are plenty of restaurants in Viñales

there are plenty of restaurants in Viñales

 yet another 1950's taxi

yet another 1950's taxi

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