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Vinales - Tobacco Plantation

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Vinales - Tobacco Plantation

Travel Update Summer 2020: Most destinations, sites and parks reopened with limitations. Check the official websites and read our crucial ‘BEST TIME TO GO' and ‘AVOIDING THE CROWDS’ tips:


When Is the Best Time 

More exciting from November to February: You can watch the planting, the plants themselves or the actual harvesting process.

Weather and Crowds:
Best during the dry season roughly from November to April but it's also the peak season. Shoulder season May and June is worth a try and less crowded. Showers may occur but easier to find a nice casa without booking in advance. Avoid the cyclon season from July to October and the school holiday from July to August.

A Great Place
Cuba, Vinales
Review and Tips 

Vinales is a must to see where real Cuban cigars come from. We did a guided trip by horse which was a great experience. To be honest the cigars we bought from the organic farm were even better than the Cohiba. We also got a mojito offered by the farmer, the best I've ever tried. The tour included a tobacco plantation, a cave visit and a coffee farm where meals were offered.

The tobacco plants are planted in October/November and need less than two months to get harvested. The color turns from green to yellow and then to golden brown. It looks like that the climate change becomes a challenge in future time for the farmers. Heavy rainfalls during the harvesting season forces the farmers to replant.



Nov 06, 2015

When are the tours being offered?

Nov 06, 2015
There are tours offered year round. Ask at your casa for a recommendation and they will book the tour for you. Usually the tours are in small groups by horse.
Nov 06, 2015

Fantastic place! I love watching the whole cigar planting and making process. Here is a street view and an amazing Vinales Valley view.