Viñales Climbing Guidebook
Welcome to one of the most special climbing crags we have ever visited: Viñales, Cuba.
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Plan your rocktrip!
The previous planning of our trips has been the formula to know as much as possible about each place and to travel with realistic and accessible budgets.
Here are some tips to help you plan your rocktrip to Viñales!
The valley of Viñales is located in the province of Pinar del Río 178 km from Havana and 25 km from the city of Pinar del Río. The area comprising the valley and a large part of the surrounding sierra was designated a Cuban national park in 1999 and in December of the same year it was declared a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We promise you spectacular landscapes of its mogotes and coffee plantations!
During the year, the temperature generally varies from 20 °C to 31 °C and rarely drops below 17 °C or rises above 32 °C. Viñales is much cooler than other places in Cuba.
Due to the abundance of overhangs and north facing walls, it's possible to climb at any time of the year. But the best times of the year to visit Viñales are from late February to mid-May and from late October to late. December.
Walking the town of Viñales and tasting flavors
Although the town is not large, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants where you can try Cuban food. At night there is usually live music in some bars and the mojitos run like water!
We recommend a coffee at Dulcinea and a delicious ropa vieja at Pepos restaurant for $1.5.
How to get around viñales?
You can rent a bike for around $20 and also take the bus to different crags inside de Valley such as Cuba Libre Wall or La Costanera.
In Cuba there are two currencies in circulation, the CUC for tourists and the Cuban peso for locals. We recommend you make the exchange at the airport and be careful not to receive Cuban pesos instead of CUC because they are worth much less. You will find next to the main square of Viñales the only ATM in the town.