The agroecological farm “El Paraíso” opens its doors every day from early in the morning. This is a natural treasure and a reward for human effort, a place that will delight every sense of the visitor. A few minutes from the center of the town of Viñales, on a steep hill and next to sendero del Silencio al Paraíso. The direct contact with nature and the delicious dishes you will enjoy will make it worth getting here.
This country ranch, which spans 8.9 hectares, was previously an unused area. It began operating in 2005 as a place of crops. In 2008 the owner Wilfredo with the help of his daughters created the restaurant and the gastronomic offers for visitors. Since then it has not stopped increasing the number of people attracted by its offers. The place maintains its family atmosphere in customer service.
Here everything is grown and prepared using natural methods. Sowings include vegetables, fruits and medicinal plants. All the fertilizer used is organic, using various agroecological techniques. Typical Creole foods are served, made with charcoal and without any chemicals. The house offers some courtesies to diners. Among their drinks you will enjoy standard and own-created juices and cocktails. The ANTIESTRES cocktail stands out; a mixture of pina colada with more than five types of plants. This special of the house will refresh you and will undoubtedly remain in your memory.
The view of the Valley of Silence is excellent. According to customers, here you can enjoy some of the best sunsets in Cuba. It is possible to make tours throughout the farm. An extensive area covered with vegetation serves as a natural refuge for several endemic bird species. There is a bird observatory with a viewpoint. Agroecology training is offered for national and foreign visitors, at no cost.
Agroecology is an ancient practice and modern techniques arise in the ‘70s. Cuba is considered a leader in this practice because it is one of the few countries that considers agroecology as a public policy. Although agroecology and conventional agriculture still coexist in Cuba, it is estimated that more than 300,000 producers currently apply agroecological concepts.
The agroecological farm “El Paraíso” promotes responsible tourism and healthy offers. Certainly, paradise exists on earth, and it is in Cuba, in Viñales.