Cuba, as you know is most famous for its cigars, but what you may not know is that the tobacco leaves are grown in one of the most beautiful regions on the island, Pinar del Rio. Viñales (a 3 or so hour drive from Havana) is a small town in the valley surrounded by a low green mountain range. The whole area is dedicated to agriculture and the main crop is some of the world’s best and most sought after cigar tobacco.
We set up a Collectivo taxi yesterday as there are no cars to rent right now and the bus system is so small that if you do not book it days in advance, you will not get a seat. Here is how a Collectivo works, outside of Havana :