The Vinales valley is encircled by mountains and its landscape is interspersed with dramatic rocky outcrops. Traditional techniques are still in use for agricultural production, particularly of tobacco. The quality of this cultural landscape is enhanced by the vernacular architecture of its farms and villages, where a rich multi-ethnic society survives, illustrating the cultural development of the islands of the Caribbean, and of Cuba. (UNESCO)
How long should I stay and where to sleep?
I would say at least 2 nights as there are a lot of things you can do around. Sleep in a Casa Particular, I highly recommend the house of Yuya & Boris. All contacts under this post.
It's all about the nature
visit local plantations of....
we got a sort of a tour that was 5 CUC per hour with the horse. The tour included to see how cigars are done, some time to spend at the lake and a tour through a garden where you can see local products such as coffee, chocolate, pineapple
The Cuban Cigars
one of the local producers will show you how a cigar is made. you can get one for free....I don't smoke so I did not try but the guys in our group did. It is said the best cigars are produced in Vinales
the magic view over the lake
I am not a big fan of lakes as I don't really see what is going on in the water, but this view and the relaxation around this lake was totally worth it.
Mural de la Prehistoria
well, if you really want the picture you can go till close take the picture and leave, no need to enter :). I think that there are also some trekkings available but would not be able to say for sure
Cueva de Santo Tomas
i did not take pictures, but you can consider visiting it. It has 46km and you can visit 3 out of the 7 levels.
60 km away from Vinales, Cayo Jutias is one of the nicest places we saw around Cuba. â
The blue water, the white sand and the possibility to be in a corner all by yourself enjoying the sound of the sea is priceless
at the end of the day, the tranquility of place is just amazing
Just get prepared for the excellent Mojitos & Pina Coladas ;)