The Valley of Viñales

Viñales is a small town, national park, and valley in the Pinar del Rio province of Cuba. Last weekend a few of us stayed their for a night and took a loooong horse ride through parts of the park surrounding the town.

Leaving the town.
Leaving the town.

Crossing a bridge to meet up with our horses
Crossing a bridge to meet up with our horses

Palomo My speed hungry horse.
Palomo. My speed hungry horse.

HorseRidin

More of the Valley
More of the Valley
Horseback selfie
Horseback selfie
Cave in the Valley of Viñales
Cave in the Valley of Viñales
Toro
Toro
Coco Loco: coconut juice, honey, and Havana Club rum out of a freshly chopped coconut
Coco Loco: coconut juice, honey, and Havana Club rum out of a freshly chopped coconut
Ready to go after the Coco Locos
Ready to go after the Coco Locos
Coco Loco energy
Coco Loco energy
Tobacco farm
Tobacco farm
Tobacco farm with 'mogotes' in the background.
Tobacco farm with ‘mogotes’ in the background.

Mogote (haystack) is the name given to the mountain rock formations that seem to rise at 90-degree angles from the earth, they can be seen all around Viñales.

Che, Camilo, and I
Che, Camilo, and I
Smoking an (organic) cigar on horseback
Smoking an (organic) cigar on horseback

FloresYMontanas

The area surrounding Viñales is certainly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. One day I’ll return.

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