Viñales Valley, Cuba

View from the top of Los Aquaticos.  Viñales is a town among bucolic fields and valleys set among unique and dramatic limestone rock outcrops in western Cuba.  Many foreigners come here on their circuits of Cuba to explore caves, learn about tobacco production and relax amidst the idyllic scenery.  It is a nice escape from Havana. 

Our gang of travelers on our rental mountains bikes

Inside a tobacco factory where workers were separating the leaves for quality and size to eventually make cigars.

Drying bale of tobacco

Rolling up a sample cigar

Horse I rode for a guided tour in one of the valleys of Viñales.

Girl at a produce stand to whom I gave a toothbrush.

This was a common sign in Cuba, reading "Socialism or Death."

View from Hotel Los Jazmines

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