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Viñales

Getting there & around

Bus & tram

Viñales bus tour

Modeled on Varadero's opened topped double-decker, the Viñales Bus Tour is a hop-on-hop-off minibus that runs nine times a day between all of the valley's main sites. Starting and finishing in the village's main park the whole circuit takes an hour and five minutes with the first bus leaving at 9am and the last at 7:10pm. There are 18 stops along the route and all are clearly marked with route maps and timetables. For more information inquire at Transtur(79 60 60; Salvador Cisneros).

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Car & motorcycle

Car & moped

To reach Viñales from the south, you take the long and winding road from Pinar del Río; the roads from the north coast are not as sinuous, but are pretty drives. The wildly scenic mountain road from the Península de Guanahacabibes through Guane and Pons is one of Cuba's most spectacular routes. Allow a lot of travel time.

The following agencies have offices in Viñales:

Cubanacán(79 63 93; Salvador Cisneros No 63C; 9am-7pm) Mopeds CUC$24 per day.

Havanautos(79 63 90) At the Servi-Cupet; rents mopeds.

Micar(79 63 30; Salvador Cisneros final)

Transtur(79 60 60; Salvador Cisneros) Beside the church; rents mopeds.

A Servi-Cupet gas station is at the northeast end of Viñales town. Taxis parked alongside the square will take you to Pinar del Río (CUC$10), Palma Rubia (CUC$25) for the boat to Cayo Levisa or Gran Caverna de Santo Tomás (CUC$16). All prices are approximations.

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