Palenque de los Cimarrones, Vinales

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#7 of 9 in Parks in Pinar del Rio Province
A peculiar mix of history, natural beauty, reenactment and a restaurant, Palenque de los Cimarrones is a popular tourist stop off, set within a majestic cave. A refuge for runaway slaves through the centuries, the "Cueva de San Miguel" is nestled in the center of a mogote and now serves as a plantation slavery display. Take a 270 m (885.8 ft) walk through the murky caves to lines of several rustic cottages, decorated with the symbolic colors of Afro-Cuban Yoruba deities. A re-enacted cimmaronne folk dance will greet you at the entrance to the restaurant, where Cuban food and rum and guava cocktails are on offer. At the weekends, the place transforms into a popular nightclub. Add Palenque de los Cimarrones and other attractions to your Vinales trip itinerary using our Vinales driving holiday app .
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  • Nestled in lush green, enchanting landscapes and a natural sleep. We were with our 12 pers. Group in the restaurant before the cave. A nice atmosphere, Strohbedecktes open restaurant, with live music and good food.
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  • I went with a friend my age (early 20s), a friend a little older (mid 30s), my parents, and a friend their age. It was recommended to us as a post-dinner place to get drinks and go dancing ("It's a ba...  more »
  • This was my first cave experience and even then it didn't meet the expectations. The walk through the cave was short and it ended way before I anticipated. A dance performance on the other side of the...  more »
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  • This was my first cave experience and even then it didn't meet the expectations. The walk through the cave was short and it ended way before I anticipated. A dance performance on the other side of the cave was a nice surprise though. The whole experience including the horse cart ride was 4CUC per person. However the surrounding were peaceful and beautiful. If you are in Vinales you should go to this area even just for a drink at the cave bar.
  • Great landscape
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  • The most remarkable is the whimsical shapes of the rock on which the bar-restaurant is blanket. A walk along the road that part of the palenque to the right leads to a beautiful valley full of tobacco-growing
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You can find accommodations on almost every street in Vinales. The most popular area to stay within the town is along Calle Adela Azcuy Norte, which leads to the entrance of the nearby national park. Cozy bed and breakfasts and family-owned lodges dominate the selection of accommodations, with the town offering little in the way of luxury hotels or resorts. Make sure you reserve your room well in advance to avoid disappointment.
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