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Palenque de los Cimarrones

Km 36 carretera a Puerto Esperanza, Vinales 22400, Cuba
(538) 796290
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El Palenque

We did not enter during the evening event but did walk in during the day and this place looks like... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Cindy C
,
Fontana, California
Cave visit and a cocktail

Slaves who managed to escape from the sugar cane plantages came to this cave as a hide out... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
VBEline
,
Leuven, Belgium
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  • Very good31%
  • Average33%
  • Poor9%
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“cave visit” (2 reviews)
“cave system” (2 reviews)
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Km 36 carretera a Puerto Esperanza, Vinales 22400, Cuba
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(538) 796290
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We did not enter during the evening event but did walk in during the day and this place looks like a must do while in Vinales. A club within a cave can not be more awesome.

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Slaves who managed to escape from the sugar cane plantages came to this cave as a hide out. Interesting to walk through the cave and experience history. The cave is surrounded by beautiful nature. At the end of your walk through your ticket (3 CUC)...More

Thank VBEline
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Palanque de los Cimarrones is a total tourist trap, and it was a fun stop. The path through the cave / tunnel is relatively short. The performance by the reenactors was entertaining but also short. We also did the horse carriage ride at the end....More

Thank DukeOKC
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Another cave system, but short. 3 CUCs, they'll try to upsell you a horse carriage ride at the end for another 1 CUC per person - it's not bad, but you may have to wait 15 minutes or so for the carriage to return, and...More

Thank group2001
Reviewed 25 June 2017

A small tourist attraction that is most accessible by cycling, it's CUC$3 to gain access and is worth seeing purely for the rock formations. From the outside it a really impressive cliff face with some large overhanging rocks and the inside is no different. There...More

Thank peterjamesn
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is underneath a large thatched roof which is supported by wooden poles. A Cuban band played while we ate. The menu in most Cuban restaurants is basically the same. A choice of pork, fish and chicken accompanied with rice and or beans. Salad...More

Thank Kayjohn
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We tried to have a meal here but were refused because we were only two people. This place is geared for bus loads of tourists brought by Transtour.

Thank George H
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is a bit of a tourist trap. If you had the tour inside the cave and a lunch at the restaurant. Go visit the state owned farm just 150 meters away.

Thank Tommy A
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Singular place inside a cavern that tells the history of slavery in Cuba. There are elements referring to the "santeria" native religion. Typical "criollo" food.

Thank Alexandre_Ew
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Going through a cave into a farm area was interesting. When we arrived, the tourist traps were closed. We still have a chance to visit the tobacco farm.

Thank wycoq
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