La Ermita is just 27 kilometers from the city of Pinar del Río. How will you know you are headed to the right place? Easy, as soon as you see those unique hill formations called mogotes you will know you are going in the right direction. The Viñales Valley has been declared a World Heritage Cultural Landscape by UNESCO.+ Read more
Nearby is the Prehistoric Mural, a painting on rock that illustrates the evolution of man and animals in Cuba. If you think of yourself as an adventurer, go ahead and climb to the top of its 120 meters.
On the way you will bump into El Palenque de los Cimarrones, the museum showing the legends and history of the peoples of African descent who were introduced to the western part of Cuba. Nearby are a large number of caves. The Indio Cave is crossed by an underground river and Santo Tomás Cave is said to be one of the most extensive in all of Latin America with 45 kilometers of galleries.
Surrounded by traditions and legends
Here, you will learn that this is the best soil in the world for growing tobacco. In the vicinity of La Ermita, the locals will be eager to show you how the most prized cigars in the world are made.
A guided walk along the Sierra del Infierno will surely be one of the highlights of your visit. In these mountains, you will learn about one of the most unusual traditions in Cuba: the Acuáticos, families that cure their ills with water. They say they don’t need doctors and they continue to practice rituals today that were begun in the 1930s.
A rest stop
The hotel is made up of original red-tile roofed houses. The particular charm of its 62 rooms lies in the private balconies that let you take in the spectacular views of the valley.
There is a panoramic restaurant, bar and sweet water pool. Other facilities Include dance lessons, tennis courts, bike rentals and horseback riding.
Viñales has to be a must on your list when you visit Cuba. Those unique hill formations called mogotes will welcome you there. Houses with their red-tiled roofs in town and peasant huts in the countryside are ingredients of the majestic scenery of the valley.
- Located on the top of a hill in the gorgeous Viñales Valley
- Close to the routes leading to caves and underground rivers
- The ideal choice for visiting farmer communities and discovering their amazing traditions
Cuba Travel Network tip
Early in the morning, before sunup, start climbing any one of the mogotes or hills surrounding the hotel. Get ready to greet the sun—and don’t forget your camera.
Rooms and Rates
- Recommended for
- Great location, Wi-Fi (with charge)
Carretera de La Ermita km.1 ½. Pinar del Río, Vinales, Pinar del Rio, Cuba
- Hotel chain
- Meal plan
- Breakfast, Half board
- Check in/out
Check in time: 4:00 PM
Check out time: 12:00 PM
Location of hotel La Ermita
- 24 hour reception
- Currency Exchange
- Doctor on call
- Horse-back Riding *
- Salsa Lessons
- Shop *
- Swimming Pool
- Tour Booking Desk
* Some services require local payment
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