Puerto Esperanza, Cuba
Puerto Esperanza is a small town in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, located 24 km from the municipality of Vinales. It serves as the port for the Vinales Valley, a UNESCO designated Cultural and World Heritage Site. The area is known for its outstanding karst landscape and traditional agriculture as well as vernacular architecture, crafts and music.
Attractions in Viñales include the Museo Municipal, Casa de Caridad Botanical Gardens, Museo Paleontológico, Palenque (a Maroon village) and the nearby caves (Cueva del Indio, Cueva de José Miguel, Cueva de Santo Tomás) in Valle de Viñales National Park, which were refuges for runaway slaves. There is also a cave that doubles as a nightclub.
Things to See & Do
* Central Plaza
* Tobacco Farm Tours
* Gran Caverna de Santo Tomas
* Indian Caves
* Museo Municipal
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Cuban Peso (CUP)
Language – Spanish
Population – 10,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – +53
Port Location – Puerto Esperanza is located approximately 24km from the municipality of Vinales.
Travel Links – Viazul runs buses twice a day from Havana and Pinar del Rio. They also run buses to Cienfuegos and Trinidad.