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Vinales

Travel Guide Caribbean Cuba Pinar del Rio Vinales

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Introduction

Vinales/Cuba

Vinales/Cuba

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Vinales is a town located in Pinar del Rio Province, Cuba, and is among the highlights of any trip to the country with great scenery to offer. The town has about 30,000 inhabitants.

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Sights and Activities

  • Horse riding - Some people in Vinales own horses and organize horse riding along the tobacco plantations. Price: 5$

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Getting There

By Bus

Viazul has regular buses to Havana, Pinar del Rio, Cienfuegos and Trinidad.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Casa Mirta AzcuyCalle Rafael Trejo Number 106guesthouse-
Villa Barby y OmarAdela Azcuy 12hostel-
Villa Celio y MayelinNodarse Street 29 El Bostezoguesthouse-
Villa Dalia y MilloCalle Sergio Dopico #3A Downtownguesthouse-
Villa Maceo y GladisRafael Trejo (interior) # 1D Pinar del Rioapartment-
Yolanda y Tomas HostelCalle Camilo Cienfuegos #52 entre S. Maragoto & S. Dopico Vinalesguesthouse-
Villa OdalysCarret. Al Cementerio 28Guesthouse-
Casa Lucilo y NirmaPasaje Camilo Cienfuegos #52Guesthouse-
Casa GracielaCasa Particular, Casa de ViñalesGuesthouse-
Villa Jorge y Ana LuisaStreet Calle Final del Policlinico #2C, VinalesApartment-
Villa CristalRafael Trejo 99Apartment-
Casa Colonial MercedesRafael Trejo # 2Guesthouse-
Villa la CubanaRafael Trejo # 92Guesthouse-
Casa Ony y LuisCalle Cooperativa Manuel FajarGuesthouse-
Casa EstherRafael Trejo 94Guesthouse-
Villa SilviaRafael Trejo #9Guesthouse-
Casa La Cabana Obel y YolyCalle C # 3 La CarboneraGuesthouse-
Casa La Gran FamiliaOrlando Nodarse #8Guesthouse-
MayelinCalle Nodarse # 29 Reparto El BostezoGuesthouse-
Tita-Apartment-
Villa El RinconsitoC/Séptima, 22 (La Colchonería)Guesthouse-
Villa CándidaC/ Orlando Nodarse, 17Guesthouse-
Casa MarilynCalle primera, No. 4B entre A y B reparto La CarboneraGuesthouse-
Villa El HabanoKm 29 Carretera Puerto Esperan Pinar del RioGuesthouse-
Hostal Orquidea y LuisitoCalle: C # 11 Salvador Cisnero La CarboneraGuesthouse-
Villa MartaC/Séptima, 23 La Colchoneria ViñalesApartment-
Casa de CampoPinar del RíoGuesthouse-
Villa ArielCalle B, 14 entre B1 y Arroyo El Duelo Rpto La CeibaApartment-
Casa Carlos ValidoOrlando Nodarse #12, Viñales Pinar del Rio, CubaGuesthouse-
Villa La Piña ColadaC/ Séptima, 21 Rpto. La Colchonería ViñalesApartment-
Villa TeryC/ Séptima, 22A Rpto. La Colchonería ViñalesApartment-
Casa Grether CarlosCalle Orlando Nodarse 26Guesthouse-
Casa Yolanda y Tomascalle camilo cienfuegos 52Guesthouse-
Casa Particular Villa el CoralJoaquin Perez No. 25 Viñales Pinar del RíoGuesthouse-
Villa Aracelys y PapoPasaje Camilo Cienfuegos #38Hostel-
Casa Ernesto y MarlenCalle Salvador Cisnero 20Guesthouse-
Casa Elio SuarezCalle Orlando Nadarse No 7Apartment-
Casa Juana El JardinCalle B 33 entre B1 y Arroyo El Duelo Barrio La CeibaGuesthouse-
Villa OsvielC/ Orlando Nodarse, 33Apartment-
Villa MarisolCalle 1era A, # 10 % A y B Barrio la Carbonera Viñales, Pinar del RioGuesthouse-
Casa Jose y La NegraCalle 3ª entre CyB Rpto. La CarboneraGuesthouse-
Casa Arcoiris15 Calle Salvador Cisneros Pinar del RioGuesthouse-
Villa Sara y Jorge5th StreetHostel-
Villa OsvielC/Orlando Nodarse, 33Apartment-
Villa MariposaCalle Adela Azcuy Norte (Interior) Pinar del RíoHostel-
Villa MarbelyCalle 5ta entre 2da y 4ta, # 3Hostel-
Casa Ridel y Claribel203C Salvador Cisnero (Pasaje B)Hostel-
Casa Nieves y DavidCalle Salvador Cisneros #25Guesthouse-
Casa Boris y MileidiCalle camillo cenfuegos 26Guesthouse-
Villa pupystreet Camilo Cienfuegos No. 8Hostel-
Casa NavedaSalvador Cisneros #168 (Main street)Hostel-
Casa AdalbertoSalvador Cisneros 29 Road to the cemetery Pinar Del RioHostel-
Casa El PorryCalle policlinico final Frente a la sala de reabilitac Pinar Del RioHostel-
Casa Sunny Balcony HouseCalle Salvador Cisnero 31 e Arroyo El Duelo y Calle B-1 Pinar del RioHostel-
Villa Los AngelesCalle Tercera (Al lado del Vivero) Rpto. La ColchoneríaHostel-
Milaissy y AlexanderPasaje Camilo Cienfuegos 14 Reparto La Colchoneria Pinar Del RioGuesthouse-
Villa Haydee Guzman ChirolesCalle Rafael Trejo No 139Guesthouse-
Villa las AlmendrasJoaquin Pérez No. 23Guesthouse-
El PanchonJoaquin Pérez No. 30Guesthouse-
Casa Dianelys y El NegroCalle Adela Azcuy #51-A,Guesthouse-
Casa Margot y TataCalle A No. 50 Reparto la CeibaGuesthouse-
Villa Sonia y PapitoSalvador Cisneros 27Hostel-
Villa Caricia#7-A Camilo Cienfuegos StreetApartment-
Casa FernandoCalle Salvador CisneroGuesthouse-
Casa MargaritaCarretera a Pinar del Río, # 1Guesthouse-

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Keep Connected

Internet

In many cities the only way for tourists to access the internet is through the government's communications centers. Look for buildings bearing the name "ETECSA", which stands for Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba S.A. ETECSA also has internet stations in some of the larger government hotels and resorts. The connection speed is comparable to analog dial-up speed in Havana or slower in smaller locations, at a cost of 6 CUC/hour. This is payable by purchasing a prepaid scratch card with a PIN code granting you access for one hour. The same card can be used throughout the country at any ETECSA terminal, allowing you to disconnect after your session and use the remaining time on the card further at the next hotel/city you go to.

WI-FI in hotels and restaurants is certainly uncommon if not non-existent and tourists should not rely on this being available when planning their means of communication.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The country calling code to Cuba is 53. To make an international call from Cuba, the code is 119. The emergency number is 116 and information number 113.

GSM cell phones will work in Cuba (900 MHz). Cuba is one of the most expensive countries in which to communicate. When bringing your own cellphone, incoming phonecalls to Cuba cost about $1/minute. Outgoing calls from Cuba are similarly expensive, and can be as high as $5 per minute for making international when roaming with your cellphone from overseas.

A better way is to rent cellphones, which is possible at several stores in Havana, including one in the airport. The rates are 9 CUC per day (6 CUC for the phone and 3 CUC for the SIM card), plus about 36 cents a minute for prepaid cards. If you bring an unlocked GSM phone operating at 900 MHz (or quad-band world phone) you can buy a SIM card for 111 CUC, plus your prepaid minutes. If you're staying two weeks or more it makes sense to bring a cheap phone, buy a SIM card and prepaid minutes, then give the phone to a Cuban friend when you leave. Cellphones are among the most desired items for Cubans (bring a case for the phone too, Cubans are very fussy about keeping their phones scratch-free). You will have to go to a cellphone store with your friend and sign a paper to give the phone to your friend.

Post

Correos de Cuba operates the Cuban postal service. They are generally quite slow, and delivery is never guaranteed. Mail is read by Cuba’s censors; avoid politically sensitive comments. Also, never send cash! Post offices (correos) usually are open weekdays 8:00am to 6:00pm and on Saturday 8:00am to 3:00pm, but hours can vary widely. Most tourist hotels accept mail for delivery as well, which might be a better option. International airmail (correo aereo) averages from at least 2 weeks to over one month, and even domestic posts might take 1-2 weeks. When mailing from Cuba, write at least the country destination in Spanish (as well). International postcards, cost CUC 0.50 to all destinations; letters cost CUC 0.80. Within Cuba, letters cost from 15 centavos (20 grams or less) to 2.05 pesos (up to 500 grams); postcards cost 10 centavos. Stamps are available in US dollars as well (if buying at hotels, this is actually your only option) and can be bought at hotels and blue and white kiosks labelled Correos de Cuba. Parcels from Cuba must be unwrapped for inspection. It is far better to send packages through an express courier service, like DHL or the Cuban local one (called EMS), although the same regulation applies.

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