Viñales is the most famous of the tourist destinations in Cuba. The landscape is uniquely beautiful dotted with several “mogotes” and tobacco plantations, tobacco drying houses, and peasant’s typical houses. The Viñales Valley is located in the Organos Sierra and it has been declared World Natural Landscape by UNESCO. The region’s flora and fauna is very exclusive and there are the largest and more beautiful cave systems in Latin America.
The lookout point in Los Jazmines Hotel is an excellent place to admire the entire valley, though there’s a different view of the opposite side of the valley from La Ermita Hotel. Other places of interest are: the Indian Cave, the Ruiseñor Valley, the Palenque de los Cimarrones, the Santo Tomás Cave, the Majagua_Canteras and Palmarito cavern system, the San Vicente Valley, and the town of Viñales.
The town of Viñales is picturesque village with an high musical tradition and plastic arts development which is fully integrated with socio-cultural life of the village. It is along with San Diego and Las Terrazas the most attractive human settlement as far as architecture and aesthetics is concerned.
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