Going to Pinar del Río from Viñales, through the route 241. The distance is about 28 kms. With the roads in Cuba sometimes it is difficult to planify due to the bad conditions of the road. In this occasion it took about 2 hours to get there, especially because was getting dark, and there is no light at all.
It was a long time I wanted to go to Cuba, some months ago I went, I knew would be quite hot but I was prepared, the people when talks about Cuba they normally talk about the paradisiac place, in my opinion is more than that, not only wonderful beaches if not also a wonderful country, surprised for its green landscape I was atonished every time more and more. The contrast of the country it´s surprising.
One day in Playa Blanca..
Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities in the State of Yucatan, (800 A.D) it belongs to the Seven Wonders, I was there last summer, and it is a magical site, it was crowded, I have to say it was very hot, even and so I enjoyed because it is full of history. There is also a “cenote” it is a type of “lake” that you can only find them in Mexico.
If you want to travel to Cuba, one of the cheapest way to sleep is renting a room in the cubano´s house. Normally you can find big houses with big rooms and especially very important if they have air conditioning. In this case this house was in Pinar del Rio. They like to paint their houses in different colours, the furniture it is normally old, because of their political conditions they cannot get better facilities.
Enjoying the beaches of Cuba..