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Guerrillero,  is the local periodical.
Viazul has twice daily buses between Havana and Viñales that stop in Pinar del Rio. There is a slow overnight train from Havana on alternate days that arrives very early in the morning; the return train to Havana runs during the day.
The star attraction in Pinar del Rio province is the little city of Vinales and the surrounding valley which are located about 20 minutes from the city of Pinar del Rio by bus. Scattered all over the valley are mogotes, huge hills of limestone that have incredible shapes and which are riddled with caves and covered with vegetation. Between the mogotes are beautiful fields growing tobacco and fruit and scattered among the fields are uniquely shaped houses for drying tobacco.
While Vinales has many attractions, such as the Cave of the Indian, the best way to enjoy it is to hike or horse back ride, preferably before or after the daily tours from Havana have arrived or left.