In 1607, the first settlers immigrated to the village of Vinales where the fertile land and humid climate created the ideal environment in which to grow tobacco, tubers and fruits and also breed livestock. Today, both farmers and breeders still make use of the traditional agricultural techniques, particularly those used in the production of tobacco, which have remained unchanged for centuries. What's more, being in a protected zone, machines are forbidden. Exploring these lands is like stepping back in time as you immerse yourself in the rich colourful landscapes
and traditional farming culture, and interact with its warm and friendly population. Little has changed in the region for centuries except for the increased production of fruit and vegetables. Today, you will find the best malangas (a type of sweet potato) in the country, as well as rice, avocado, yucca, pineapple, coffee and bananas, the only fruit grown all year round.