News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 9, 2014: Where in the world is this?
It’s the Viñales Valley (‘Valle de Viñales”), in Cuba. The valley has an area of 132 km2 (51 sq mi) and is located in the Sierra de los Órganos mountains (part of Guaniguanico range), just north of Viñalesm in the Pinar del Río Province. Viñales is a a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major tourist destination, offering mainly hiking and rock climbing.
Tobacco and other crops are cultivated at the bottom of the valley, mostly by traditional agriculture techniques. Many caves dot the surrounding hillfaces (Cueva del Indio, Cueva de José Miguel). The conspicuous cliffs rising like islands from the bottom of the valley are called mogotes.