Together with the experiences about nature and adventure sustainable trips to Cuba, we now also offer agriculture and farming experiences and tours on your trip to Cuba: visits to agroecological farms.
Cuban agroecological farms function as a local productive alternative and in recent years have expanded their horizons to also include ecotourism as a way of life.
For example, many agroecological farms which grow or elaborate 100% natural top quality products, supply Cuban paladares, or have curated very interesting experiences about solidarity tourism or they simply have spaces for visitors to taste their cooked products.
From CubaUnique we are committed to rural tourism in Cuba and today we propose a selection of tours in agroecological farms in the west of the island, all of them very close to Havana.
After a horseback riding through the Valley of Viñales Walking through the tobacco fields in contact with local peasants, what your body will ask for will be the famous anti-stress cocktail that they prepare only in a special place: El Paraíso agroecological farm.
Furrow terraces with various species of vegetables surround the restaurant: a simple, wooden house with colonial style, open and illuminated with incredible views of the valley.
El Olivo is an agroecological integral farm, which surprises not only for the beauty of the mogotes that can be seen from there, but also for the variety and optimal quality of the products that are grown and the animals that are raised.
The best thing that Viñales offers is that you can enjoy the best agrotourism in Cuba with a combination of adrenaline and adventure activities ?mixing the hiking, climbing, caving and abseiling, in an imposing mogote? with the learning of agricultural techniques and the tasting of dishes of Creole cuisine with fresh and natural products.
Just 37km from Havana, in Artemisa provinceWe love this farm, as it is a family project that allows us to learn about the most innovative trends in agroecology on the island, which combine agriculture and sustainable consumption with tourism.
There are 2 options to spend a unique day in Tungasuk and both are great, as they are completed with the personal experiences of these two foreigners, who are now ?flattened? (Cubanized) and who love Cuba and talk about such interesting concepts as ecofeminism and sorecimiento (sisterhood + flourishing).
Experience ?from the garden to the table?: visit to the farm and Creole lunch with appetizer, entree, main course, dessert and coffee. If you are intereseted in helping community projects in Cuba , you can become a volunteer, sowing and growing the crops, in the ?visit volunteering visit? you will be received with a delicious natural breakfast. After work on the farm under the hot Caribbean sun, you will enjoy a hearty peasant-style lunch.
Located in the Caimito municipality, in the Artemisa province, this agroecological family project started in December 2011 seeks encourage productive and educational activity , both inside and outside town.
Even if you are not lovers of agrotourism, getting to know Finca Marta up close, the project led by agronomist Fernando Rafael Funes, will leave you completely amazed and fascinated.
Gastronomy in Cuba is greatly enriched by the contribution of Cuban peasants who provide fresh products from the land.
a morning walking Vista Hermosa farm of Havana will be enough to understand why the food of Mediterranean Havana is so tasty.
In CubaUnique we enjoy organizing , travels of sensations in contact with nature and stirring up emotions in the experiences that we design throughout Cuba, authentic adventure cocktails where we include unique corners of nature, moderate physical activity and, above all, a lot of enjoyment.
Live the authentic Cuban culture. Now you also know some of the best agroecological farms near Havana!
Article written by Gabriela Rodríguez, an independent guide to Cuba.
Videos and photographs produced and edited by Javier Ernesto Hernández-López.