CUBA | Part 1: Viñales

I recently had the chance to visit and explore Cuba for the first time. And like any place on one's bucket list, it's fairly easy to overindulge in a gluttonous amount of photo opps — especially when the subject is so full of depth, texture, and history. When I returned home I was slightly overwhelmed with the load of images and video clips captured that I could and would only be able to savor & digest each moment in that of small sound bites. So I decided to break up my trip into small servings to share..

With that said, here is CUBA | Part 1: Viñales.  

 obligatory selfie

obligatory selfie

 Hotel Los Jazmines en Viñales

Hotel Los Jazmines en Viñales

 poolside haven

poolside haven

 casa y restaurante de alberto el vitamina (A must visit!)

casa y restaurante de alberto el vitamina (A must visit!)

 alberto!!! :)

alberto!!! :)

 roadside resfreshments right off the vine

roadside resfreshments right off the vine

 another must!

another must!

 our rides courtesy  sea to see travel

our rides courtesy sea to see travel

 alberto's tobacco farm and dry house

alberto's tobacco farm and dry house

 Generation Z: USA meets Mexico meets cuba

Generation Z: USA meets Mexico meets cuba

 :)

:)

 Two-way street

Two-way street

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no caption needed

 rolling cohibas with the local tobacco plantation

rolling cohibas with the local tobacco plantation

 Monte cristos y Romeo & Juliets as well, dipped in honey

Monte cristos y Romeo & Juliets as well, dipped in honey

 "We know we cannot plant seeds with closed fists. To sow, we must open our hands."

"We know we cannot plant seeds with closed fists. To sow, we must open our hands."

 A favorite moment: the sun setting in Viñales

A favorite moment: the sun setting in Viñales

 Room with a view

Room with a view

 Cubano <3

Cubano <3

All imagery © Kristin Aytona

I want to give a special thanks to Sea to See Travel for creating such a memorable experience! This collection of pics is just a small snapshot of our trip. A peek into Havana, Colón, Matanzas, and the people, places, things (and everything in between) coming soon! :)