Horse Riding Viñales
To create an image of the life of the Valley of the Rosary you must enjoy Horse Riding Viñales. This city, which was declared a Cultural Landscape of Humanity in 2001, represents the authenticity of the Cuban peasant. Letting yourself be caressed by the sun, tenuous by the freshness and the greenness of the valley of the mogotes is really refreshing. In addition, the lands of this area are often wet or very muddy and it is better to go horseback. In the midst of so much nature you can enjoy the talkative silence of the Cuban countryside and all its beauty. The peasants who work there will treat him with great kindness and as if he were part of his family.
Walking through Viñales on horseback, allows you to see the mogotes in the distance and distinguish the design between the plots. Some are only plowed, others begin to be born and the most advanced ones are ready to be picked up. While the mogotes may surprise you because of their height and the exclusivity of being unique in Cuba. Viñales Valley treasures the mystery of life of those who cure tobacco and live in huts. The simplicity of their personality, the love with which they take care of their work and their family will be very interesting. Drink water from your doorknob, Cuban peasant style: separating it from your lips to cool your face. Also, the idea of feeling part of Cuban prehistory will put a different dressing to your excursion.
The muralist influence of Diego Rivera reaches the valley of Viñales with the Mural of prehistory. This artistic landscape is 120×160 meters and classified as one of the largest in the open sky. It required an exhaustive work of washing and draining the rock to describe that part of the mogote Dos Hermanas. Leovigildo González organized the mural, which is said to have been a student of the Mexican painter. The paintings show the evolution of life on earth. There converge figures of the animal kingdom such as ammonites and dinosaurs, and man. Some experts have related the composition of the segments of the mural with the mysticity of the number three.
The richness of Viñales is such that before its arrival and its eyes it overflows a natural pool of springs. It is in the very center of the Viñales National Park. When you bathe in these waters you will feel, pleasantly, the change in water temperatures: from cold to hot and vice versa. Acomapañarán your stay there the landscapes that surround you: vegas of snuff, typical houses of the Cuban countryside, crops … In addition, Creole cocktails such as coconut water, mojito and natural juices can be enjoyed in a small bar. The Viñales natural pool is an outdoor spa with many more sensations and emotions.
Viñales is characterized as a tobacco area, that is, a tobacco growing region. Hence, a very interesting visit is the one that is made to one of the tobacco farms. Once inside the property, the same as the guide that the owner of the farm will explain all the details of that work. The details of how tobacco is grown, how they collect their leaves, how they are dried, will be known in the plantations. The drying process is also called tobacco curing. The walk will finish inside the house of curing of the tobacco, determinant for the quality of the cigar to be made.
After knowing the typical life of the tobacco farmer of Viñales, you may want to share a little time at home. And you can do it! Feel at home: bring up a stool and if you prefer, smoke a Cuban cigar. That you light there, will be a gift. Although you can also buy the tobacco bundles, wrapped in yagua (bark of the royal palm) that guarantees its conservation. But tobacco is always accompanied by a drink of coffee. So right there a small coffee grower will give you the details of that aphrodisiac plant and how it is produced. It will also show you how it is picked, dried, sorted, pulped and roasted.
A place where the beauty of nature does not reveal itself, but through its guidance. In order to appreciate the Cave of the pools in all its splendor, the guide will shed light on your path … and voila! Before you, magnificent stalagmites and stalactites. You will also find other common geological formations, not only in the cave but throughout Viñales. This site will be the coolest of all you visit in Viñales.
As an excellent vantage point, this one, where you will arrive in Viñales, will allow you to take some exceptional photos. Besides that it is made with the care of those who love nature: with wood and guano. You can go there, get off the horse and sit quietly to contemplate the route you have walked. The contrast between the shades of green in the Viñales Valley will count as one of his best memories. It will have reached the place where the typical smells of that region will disturb the senses. Where will sigh before so much green and so kindness. By the way, savoring foods made with charcoal or wood, will attest to your good choice with Easy Booking Cuba.
When you come back from Viñales on horseback, you will notice how majestic is the place where you have been with your vegas, mogotes … The peasants in your houses will follow your life and you will take the joy of having shared with them. If you once thought that the closest path between two points was the straight line. You will discover that sometimes a trillo, a bend or a shortcut in the Cuban fields have much more adrenaline. You will discover that walking through Viñales on horseback is an experience to live.
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