A peculiar mix of history, natural beauty, reenactment and a restaurant, Palenque de los Cimarrones is a popular tourist stop off, set within a majestic cave. A refuge for runaway slaves through the centuries, the "Cueva de San Miguel" is nestled in the center of a mogote and now serves as a plantation slavery display. Take a 270 m (885.8 ft) walk through the murky caves to lines of several rustic cottages, decorated with the symbolic colors of Afro-Cuban Yoruba deities. A re-enacted cimmaronne folk dance will greet you at the entrance to the restaurant, where Cuban food and rum and guava cocktails are on offer. At the weekends, the place transforms into a popular nightclub. Add Palenque de los Cimarrones and other attractions to your Vinales trip itinerary using our Vinales driving holiday app .
Palenque de los Cimarrones Reviews
Esta vez estuvimos en la noche, cenamos ahí y puedo asegurar que la comida estaba super rica y con un servicio de alta calidad. Luego nos quedamos en la gruta de la entrada donde tenían puesto música.... more »This time we were in the evening, we had dinner there and I can assure you that the food was super rich and with high quality service. Then we stayed in the grotto at the entrance where they had music... Really in the evening it's a spectacular place!.... It is incomparable to find the stars among the mogotes that cover the cave.
Es una pena que un lugar como este tan hermoso esté en unas condiciones tan malas, el personal de servicio no quiere atenderte, les hablas y no te responden las mesas no están limpias y el sitio gosa ... more »It is a pity that a place like this is so beautiful is in such bad conditions, the service staff does not want to attend to you, you speak and do not respond the tables are not clean and the gumsa site of very deteriorated conditions. Someone should rescue a place as interesting as this.
This was my first cave experience and even then it didn't meet the expectations. The walk through the cave was short and it ended way before I anticipated. A dance performance on the other side of the cave was a nice surprise though. The whole experience including the horse cart ride was 4CUC per person. However the surrounding were peaceful and beautiful. If you are in Vinales you should go to this area even just for a drink at the cave bar.
Open-air restaurant with musical ambience that hosts many tour operators.
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