Pinar del Rio, Cuba
Perched on a cliff overlooking the Viñales Valley, the Hotel La Ermita offers magnificent views over one of Cuba's most impressive landscapes. Built in the colonial style, the property’s 62 rooms are spacious, simple and comfortable, with air conditioning, en suite bathrooms, satellite TV and a private balcony or terrace. The manicured grounds are inviting, with lawns and stone patios, a swimming pool and open-air bar all with a sweeping valley vista.
Built with nature lovers in mind, a stone path leads toward the green expanse below, and there is no shortage of nearby trails for guests who want to venture among the area's photogenic birdlife and renowned cork palms. The views from the restaurant terrace are particularly delightful at dusk, when the sun dips behind the limestone mogotes for which the Viñales Valley is famous and changes the color of the surrounding mountains and fields.