this casa was a #1 in my 25 days backpacking all over Cuba!
location: Vinales is really small, and the casa is located just down one rural alley from the central plaza, but feels like a different planet. close to the entrance to Palmarito Valley. No cars pass there, so you can always hear the birds and breath clean air.
inside: the room for guests is new, big, 2 double beds, a spacious bathroom with toilet. great stream of water (also hot), very clean and has 2 big windows. the highlight is the veranda in the back - overlooking the mountains with no building in between. there's an eating table and 2 rocking chairs.
the hosts: are wonderful people - shy, helpful, smiling, - good people!
the food: a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!! huge meals, diverse, rich and well cooked
prices: I bargained 10 cuc for a night, but it was a bit slow season and i was alone and well experienced in bargaining. added 4cuc for the breakfast and 8cuc for dinner. expect a bit higher prices - but know they worth it.
extras: horse tour in the valley with a real Cuban cowboy and cheap and good farmers' cigars - the real thing!