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PHOTOS: An affordable family-friendly hotel in Viñales, Cuba


PHOTOS: An affordable family-friendly hotel in Viñales, Cuba
Christine Hogg

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Located in the hilly region of Viñales, Pinar del Río, Cuba, Hotel Horizonte Los Jazmines is an affordable, three-star property that's perfect for families, or those who are looking to discover a different side of Cuba.

A smaller property, the three-story hotel, done in light pastel pink with stained-glass windows, has just 78 guestrooms that are equipped with air conditioning, satellite t.v., and a private balcony. A Standard room can be booked for less than $100 USD per night.

There are multiple room categories available.

Hotel Los Jazmines also has a restaurant, bar, and snack bar, and continental breakfast is served daily. The restaurant and bar are both open-concept, allowing guests to dine or enjoy a drink with views of the famous landscape. Room service is also available at the hotel.

The outdoor pool provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains and lush landscapes of Viñales. An outdoor terrace has several barbeques set up that guests may also use for a small fee.

Where is Viñales?

Located in western Cuba, in the province of Pinar del Río, Viñales is a small town that’s known for its breathtaking landscapes, which include low mountain ranges and a plethora of tobacco fields. 

Perhaps the most beautiful sight lies in the Viñales Valley, which has been a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999 because of the authentic agricultural methods and traditional practices that are still used there.

Hotel Horizonte Los Jazmines is an hour's drive away from the Viñales Valley National Park, and less than 10 minutes away from Valles de Viñales (Viñales Valley), a prime spot for hiking, biking, and exploring in pure nature.

Viñales is two-and-a-half hours away from Havana, and four-and-a-half hours away from Varadero. For travellers who have experienced Cuba's beaches in Varadero and Cayo Coco, and have revelled in the history and culture of Havana, Viñales is a must-do for nature-lovers and adventure-seekers.

Getting there

Air Canada flies directly from Toronto to Havana in just three-and-a-half hours. The Havana airport is the closest airport for Canadians looking to explore Viñales. 

Once in the capital city, there are plenty of bus or car rental options available.

Photos of Hotel Horizonte Los Jazmines

 


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