Robaina's plantation

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Road to Cueva de Los Portales (Pinar del Rio)

                    The Cuban landscape changes dramatically from one part of the country to the other, Cuba is a very large island. Pinar del Rio province, this side of it, is known for its bumps (mogotes), steep-sided hills made up of limestone sitting on flat land. The terrain where we are headed is generally a hilly drive from Vinales through the town of La Palma and on towards the Parque Nacional La Guira situated along the Cordillera de Guaniguanico mountain range. This is where you will find the Cueva de Los Portales where Che Guevara hung out during the Cuban Missile Crisis. I'll be going back to Cuba next week and during my stay I intend to rent a car and drive a few hours in the other direction to the Bay of Pigs and further to Sancti Spiritus and Santa Clara....and who knows where else. The terrain out that way is completely different, this is Cane Country, here you'll see massive plots of flat land planted with sugar cane. I hope you enjoy the pictures below.

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