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Guesthouse Jean Pierre

Guesthouse Jean Pierre, the Guesthouse Jean Pierre is located 200 meters from the center of the village of Viñales, in the main street in a quiet place to relax with 100% safety and comfort.
The house offers visitors two comfortable rooms for your accommodation in Viñales, which is situated on the ground floor has a beautiful terrace garden and the second floor has a balcony where you can enjoy wonderful views of Viñales. Both rooms have two double beds, separate bathrooms with hot water central air-conditioning.

In this house you can enjoy the best Cuban Creole food, prepared by a well prepared staff that served in a typical Cuban shack. From the house you can arrange excursions to the Viñales National Park, Cayo Levisa Beach and Cayo Jutia.

Communication between travelers and the owners are very good, as Jean Pierre speaking the English language is also a professional chef and offers cooking classes to whoever wants it. The others can provide guide services and information to organize everything the customer wants. In short, unforgettable, wonderful experience, you will feel at home.

Hotel Soroa


Hotel Soroa The clean and compact rooms at this mini-resort are not nearly as nice as those at Hotel Moka; however, the best rooms are those set up the stairs around the pool (nos. 16-24). Most have either two or three full-size beds, although a few have queen-size beds. The furnishings are simple and spartan. This place has a fair amount of group traffic and is also popular with Cubans, especially on weekends, when they gather around the large pool and the sound system is at full throttle. This is a good base for exploring Soroa, but I wouldn’t recommend more than a night or two here. One advantage is that the pool can be used by day-trippers for CUC$10, and CUC$7 of that can be spent on food and drink; there’s also a very well-stocked (food) shop on the premises.
2 restaurants; 3 bars; outdoor pool; activities desk; massage; laundry service

Hotel Moka


Hotel Moka This is the principal hotel in Las Terrazas and the nicest ecolodge in Cuba. The first-floor rooms have vaulted redbrick ceilings, while those on the second floor have high-pitched ceilings. Each of the well-lit and spacious rooms has colorfully tiled floors and a small balcony; however, there are no queen- or king-size beds. The marble bathrooms come with a tub/shower combination and a bidet. The restaurant serves food that is neither spectacular nor imaginative, and I recommend that you take some meals at the nearby La Fonda de Mercedes and Buena Vista restaurants. You can also rent small villas, attached to the homes of local residents, on the little lake below the hotel. These are charming and all have bathtubs except one; one also has an additional outdoor shower.
Restaurant; bar; small outdoor pool; tennis court; horse rental; activity desk; Internet access; laundry service


Hotel Cayo Levisa


Hotel Cayo Levisa If you land one of the oceanfront bungalows here, you may never want to leave this idyllic little resort. I prefer the older rooms, which are individual bungalows, built in two rows parallel to the shore and staggered so they all get an ocean view. The rooms themselves are rather spartan, although they are relatively spacious with two twin beds. Perhaps their best feature is an ample front porch with a couple of sitting chairs. The newer rooms are slightly more plush, but you sacrifice a bit of privacy and isolation in these more modern, wooden units. Scuba diving and snorkeling are the prime activities here, although you can organize a game of beach volleyball, or get an open-air massage from the resident massage therapist under the shade of palm trees at the water’s edge. Dining here is a la carte and the little restaurant serves good fresh seafood and criolla (Cuban creole) cuisine at reasonable prices.
Restaurant; bar; massage


Hotel Rancho San Vicente


Hotel Rancho San Vicente located about 270m (886 ft.) north of the Cueva del Indio, this quiet nature hotel can almost be considered a spa. A half dozen or so semi-private soaking pools are fed by tepid mineral springs, and massage and mud treatments are available at very reasonable prices. Most of the clean and comfortable rooms are actually individual little bungalows, with two twin beds and a tiny front porch; those housed in little ranch-style triplexes are slightly bigger inside, although less atmospheric. By far, the best rooms are the 20 new units housed in a series of two-story wooden buildings spread around the grounds. The whole complex is set amid a shady grove of pine, palm, and fruit trees. There’s good bird-watching here, although the hotel doesn’t afford any of the classic views for which Viñales is so famous.
Restaurant; bar; outdoor pool; tour and activities desk; massage; laundry service; Internet access


Hotel Los Jazmines


Hotel Los Jazmines I give this hotel the nod over its nearby sister Hotel La Ermita, if only because you have much better odds of landing a room with a view. Most of the rooms are housed in two, three-story buildings set on a hillside overlooking the Viñales Valley. All are clean and comfortable, if a tad on the small side, and feature French doors opening onto a little balcony from which you can soak in the sights. Touches of gingerbread wrought-iron work and stained glass give the place a sense of elegance. If possible, request one of the third-floor rooms in the newer block, nos. 301 to 316. Sixteen duplex cabañitas (cabins) are located in a row heading downhill from the pool. These are a little bit smaller than the standard rooms, but are charming nonetheless.
2 restaurants; 2 bars; outdoor pool; tour and activities desk; gift shop; massage; laundry service

Hotel La Ermita


Hotel La Ermita in Cuba’s westernmost province, Pinar del Río, is a beautiful building that integrates harmoniously into the breathtaking landscape of the Viñales Valley. According to experts, the establishment is an excellent option for nature lovers, since the environment is closely linked to Man’s work on the land, especially tobacco crops. Guests can enjoy trekking on various specialized trails, where they can take a closer look at the local flora and fauna, especially birds and the cork palm, which is considered a living fossil.

Villa Mundo & Yusy

Hostel Villa Mundo & Yusy, Particular house of accommodation with sight to the mountains of the Vale of Viñales. We rent two independent room with air conditioning and private bath with cold and warm water in the shower, with a patio where you can sit down to enjoying the wonderful scenery of the Vale of viñales and chatting with the Cuban family, also we have space for the parking of his car.

Salvador Cisnero finds our house in the street in the end after passing the Servi-CUPET to approximately 200 meters further then, to approximately 5 minutes walking from our house of accommodation one finds The Cultural Square, where Polo Montañez finds the House of the Culture, the Church and the Cultural Center, opposite to the Square one finds the terminal of bus of Viazul where we can go to look for you if your arrive to the village it is for this route, to a side one finds an office of tourism where you can do reservations for jaunts for the Vale or other tourist places of interest as the beach of Saint Lucia in Cayo Jutia or to Cayo Levisa, other places that you will be able to visit during his stay in our village the saint’s Big Cavern is Tomas, the Mural of the Prehistoric times.