Must see attractions in Valle de Viñales

  • Sights in Viñales

    El Jardín Botanico de las Hermanas Caridad y Carmen Miranda

    Just opposite the Servi-Cupet gas station as Cisneros swings north out of town, you'll spot an outlandish, vine-choked gate beckoning you in. This is the entrance to a sprawling garden, work on which began in 1918. Cascades of orchids bloom alongside plastic doll heads, thickets of orange lilies grow in soft groves and turkeys run amok. Knock on the door of the Little Red Riding Hood cottage and a guide will emerge to show you around. A small on-site cafe serves refreshing fruit juices.

  • Sights in Viñales

    Finca Agroecológica El Olivo

    Go directly to the source. Viñales' celebrated farm-to-table restaurant, Olivo, gets most of its ingredients from this farm in nearby Valle del Silencio. Run by the same family as the restaurant, the farm uses goats to make cheese, has a lake stocked with fresh fish (including tilapia), and copious fields and gardens swaying with well-nurtured crops. You’re welcome to turn up for tours.

  • Sights in Viñales

    Finca Raúl Reyes

    Finca Raúl Reyes, 1km north of the town center, is a tobacco plantation where you can enjoy fruit, coffee, puros (cigars) and a dose of throat-warming rum. From here, you can also hike up to Cueva de la Vaca, a cave that carves a tunnel through the mogotes (limestone monoliths); there are unforgettable valley vistas from the cave mouth.

  • Sights in Viñales

    La Casa del Veguero

    To learn about the local tobacco-growing process, stop by this tobacco plantation just outside Viñales on the road south to Pinar del Río and see a fully functional secadero (drying house) in which tobacco leaves are cured from February to May. The staff give brief explanations, and you can buy loose cigars (the unbranded variety most Cubans smoke) here at discount prices. There's a restaurant too.

  • Sights in Viñales

    Museo Municipal

    Positioned halfway down Cisneros, Viñales' pine-lined main street, the Museo Municipal occupies the former home of independence heroine Adela Azcuy (1861–1914) and tracks the local history. Five different guided hikes leave from here twice daily; check times at the museum a day prior to visiting.

  • Sights in Viñales

    Gallería de Arte

    A tiny art gallery next to the Casa de la Cultura in Viñales town center. Worth a stop on a rainy day!

  • Sights in Viñales

    Casa de la Cultura

    The sturdy building with its noble arches on the main square is the Casa de la Cultura, one of the oldest structures in town. Dancing lessons are held here. Arrange at the Paradiso office across the road.