Valle de Viñales: a Cuban gem

Valle de Viñales, Cuba


  1. wanderingwagarschristina

    Vinales sounds like such an amazing region. We definitely want to go back to Cuba to explore more of the country. When we do, we will be adding Vinales to our road trip itinerary. Good tip on how to avoid tourists arriving from Havana!

    1. Breathe With Us

      We went there not because we’re into smoking but mostly due to the landscape and the rural environment.

      Not many pictures from the caves because it’s quite difficult to photograph due to the lack of light.

  2. Lotte

    This looks absolutely stunning! I didn’t visit Valle de Vinales when I was in Cuba in March because it was too far from Holguin province where I was staying. But it looks like I have to return to Cuba in the future to see all the other amazing spots this wonderful country has to offer;-)

  3. Vicki Garside

    What a beautiful and unknown part of Cuba – I’ve read so much about the major destination towns so it’s great to read about other parts of this amazing time-capsule country – and the caves sound so interesting! I’m really hoping to get there before it is changed too much my Western influences!

  4. Girl, Unspotted

    First of all, that mural is beyond phenomenal! I love rural places like this, they are definitely considered gems in my book. Everywhere seems to be a breath of fresh air, and every corner is picturesque in its own rustic way!

  5. Yvonne Ivanescu

    Oh Cuba. I was there 7 or 8 years ago and I loved it. But unfortunately I stayed at one of those all inclusive type resorts and I didn’t get to experience the fullness of the country. Now that the borders are open I feel that the “uniqueness” of the country will slowly disappear. I hope to go before that happens by mass tourism.

    1. Breathe With Us

      No worries, it will take a long time for it to change, if at all. They need a better economy and more tourists but also need to retain the Caribbean and colonial feeling. That’s what attracts people to this lovely country.

      Staying in a resort limits your options, but the beaches are great!


  6. katefrankiebrennan

    This is totally unlike anything I’ve seen on Cuba before! The mural is strange but what a fascinating find on your trip. This would be quite a cool day trip to take. I didn’t know anything about Valle de Viñales before this post so thank you for sharing

    1. Breathe With Us

      Yes, it’s fairly different if compared to the image most people have of Cuba. And there’s more places like this, more nature focused and really nice to visit.

      Perfectly doable from Havana.

      Thank you for reading.

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