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Viñales Botanical Garden

Vinales Valley © Judith Duk
Vinales Valley © Judith Duk

The Viñales Botanical Garden ranks highly among things to see and do in Viñales, partly because it is refreshingly intimate and unspoilt by tourists. Originally cultivated to preserve samples of indigenous tropical plants, the garden is a riot of colour and tempered jungle which delights travellers of all ages. Gardeners are available to show you around and teach you about all the different species of plants, which makes for a lovely, personal experience. Roosters and chickens roam freely in the sprawling garden and there are lots of lizards and birds to marvel at too. Entrance is free but small donations are expected, particularly if you've taken a tour.