Cookies

At Journey Latin America we use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on our website.
Find out more


My Enquiry is for
*
Contact details
*
*
*
*
Enquiry
*
*

Vinales and the Sierra de los Organos: Fact file

Visit Us

When to go

The high season for visitors is Dec - Apr when the weather is usually sunny, mostly dry and not too humid, though there can be cool days. Hurricane and tropical storms are possible Aug - Nov and this is when most rain falls. Rainfall and cloud, attracted by the mountains, is more frequent here than in the areas to the east.

Language

Spanish.

Getting local currency

You can use sterling cash to purchase Cuban Convertible Pesos at a couple of banks and money exchanges (cadecas) in Viñales and Pinar del Rio but you might be better off getting them in advance in Havana. The rate of exchange for euros tends to be less favourable.

The more valuable convertible peso (CUC) has been reserved for use in the tourism sector and foreign trade. In October 2013, as part of a package of economic reforms its value will be gradually unified with the lower-value CUP, ending a system resented by ordinary Cubans.

Time difference

GMT -5 hours; usually there is daylight saving in the summer but it is a moveable feast.

Getting there

A journey by road from Havana to Pinar del Rio or Viñales (185 km) takes up to 2.5 hours.

Combines with

Beach time on Cayo Levisa, a white sand beach-fringed island off the north coast with excellent diving and snorkelling.

Key events

Carnival:  Viñales, March. 4 days in the middle of the month.
Beauty pageant: Viñales. Complete with parades and other festivities.

Tailor-made holiday

Speak to an expert Travel Consultant or send us your enquiry today.

Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for over 37 years.
We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

Articles you may like

Browse our inspiration area of the site. It's packed with insider travel tips, Top5s, competitions, events, recipes and holiday ideas for Central and South America sure to whet your travel appetite.

More inspiration

Page Full Path: /sitecore/content/JLA/Home/destinations/cuba/places-to-visit/vinales-sierra-de-los-organos/fact-file

Page ID: {D18B9E3E-73E8-47D6-B69D-AA5DE32F79A9}

Page Name: fact-file

Page Display Name: Fact file

Page Template Name: T018-EssentialInformation-Place

Page Template ID: {1FDF3193-254F-41B6-83C5-53E300B5B2F8}

Parent ID: {1159BBF0-6899-4D4F-8BDC-78CF8ED12367}

Parent Name: vinales-sierra-de-los-organos

Parent Display Name: Vinales and the Sierra de los Organos

Parent Template Name: T003-Destination-Place

Parent Template ID: {8C284EC8-C1AD-40A3-AAE2-4B0E542D5D05}