Located in Pinar del Río, Cuba’s most western province, Hotel La Ermita is famous for its views of Viñales Valley and its premier location close to area attractions.
Hotel La Ermita’s huge parking lot receives bus loads of tourists anxious to get a bird’s eye view of Viñales Valley, while guests sit poolside enjoying the manicured lawns and gorgeous valley vista. The hotel’s facilities, including a charming open-air bar, are arranged around this central area, while a stone path slopes towards the valley expanse below. The effect is one of natural splendor, laid at your feet.
Indeed, the hotel seems to have been built with nature lovers in mind: guided tours afford visitors a closer look at the province’s celebrated flora and fauna (particularly its picturesque birds and renowned cork palms) and there’s no shortage of trails for hikers or more adventurous guests.
The hotel restaurant has a wonderful terrace for enjoying the sweeping valley views and savoring a Cuban cocktail or traditional meal. It’s particularly lovely at dusk when the sun dips below the mogotes for which the valley is famous, altering the colors of the mountains and fields surrounding. Birds set to singing and one by one, lights from the quaint houses of Viñales brighten the night.