The colours of Vinales: Cuba

Hola amigos!

Today we take you on a walking tour through the Vinales Valley tobacco fields in Cuba and we finish the day by having dinner at the amazing “La Finca Agroecologica El Paraiso”.

We began this walking tour from the centre of Vinales and then we went walking through the fields and countryside for around three hours. It was a lovely day and great chance to learn about the local flora and fauna of Cuba. If you also want to do a tour, head to the main square in town and there’s an information centre where you can find out about local tours. You can also click here to find out more about tours offered in Vinales.

As part of the tour, we visited a Cuban family who owned a small tobacco plantation. (See below.) They took us on a personalised tour through the tobacco drying room and then showed us how they roll their cigars. The way they do it is a family tradition and it’s been like that for many generations.

After the walking tour was over, we went home to freshen up and then went for dinner at Vinales’ one and only 100% organic farmhouse which has the most incredible view of the mountains. The restaurant is called Finca Agroecologica El Paraiso and you would be a fool to visit Vinales and pass up a chance to eat here and experience the view.

Make sure you ask for a ‘no stress’ as your drink. It’s some kind of hybrid of coconut water, pineapple juice, mint, basil, lemon and rum. My goodness, three of those and I was verrrrry happy!

(To learn more about this organic farm, I’ll link you to two videos at the bottom of this post.)

We learned while on this tour that these mountains in Cuba are also similarly found in Vietnam and have the same appearance.

So enjoy the photos, the colours and the journey through Vinales Valley.

KaptainKenny Travel, May 22, 2016

 

 

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