Villa Lioska

Calle Rafael Trejo No 129 A, Vinales, Pinar del Rio, Cuba | Hotel

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Home Away from Home--the Cuban Casa Particular

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure


... and breakfast for two ($24-$30 CUC) added up to more than two months of her salary. This disparity in the two currencies and the rise of the CUC-haves and the CUC-have-nots gave us lots of thought and discussion—what is the right balance of the obvious merits of the 56 years of the socialist Cuban Revolution—excellent health and education in limited economic circumstances—against the ever-present economic reality of needs and wants?

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9th nov 13th - ¡Venga Viñales!

A travel blog entry by stuwelly


... climbers here and also I climbed with a group of school kids visitng from Norway during term time!
after visitng three different crags now, the array of rock formations is wide, roofs and overhangs caked in tufa, techie walls and pockets, small pinches and combi holds, slabby routes with razor sharp holds. The grading also seems to be on the mark too, so far consistent grading mainly been onsighting through the 6s with one or two fails from razor sharp holds and not ...

Tobacco region of Pinar del Rio

A travel blog entry by claudiaroger


... issues. We also visited some of the local tobacco farmers and thus learned more about the laborous production of cigars.

On the peaceful evenings we sat in the rocking chairs on the veranda of our casa, Roger smoked a cigar and we both enjoyed a glass (or was it two…?) of ron anejo ;-)).

Yes, Cubans have to make due with very little and they're surely pros at it. We found them to be very happy, generous, fun and street smart. ...

Cigar country.. real man country..

A travel blog entry by muzbec


... front area purposed for sitting in rocking-chairs of an afternoon. A colonnade or two but then a flat facade and rooftop. And it’s nice to see some effort in the some of the front gardens too. Every second house is a casa particular, explaining the gaggling touty women at the bus stop. You would have no reason to pre-book here at any time of the year.

We spent sun-down on the rooftop with a home-made mojito. Less fizzy and sugary then we’re used to at home ...

Frustrations & taxis in Cuba, by Brent

A travel blog entry by brent_n_dani


Running out of cash in Cuba happens & it is not so simple to just go to an ATM, withdraw & walk away. If you are lucky enough to be near an ATM don’t assume that it will accept your card, I found this out on the afternoon before leaving Santa Clara. The ATM was my first option, didn’t work. Second option was to go to a place called a cadeca which is Cuban for exchange office, we still had about 300 euros to change. I get to the nearest cadeca ...


This hotel, located on Calle Rafael Trejo No 129 A, Vinales, is near Vinales Valley, Guayabita del Pinar Liqueur Factory, and Francisco Donatien Cigar Factory.
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