We had planned to stay here just for two days but ended up staying for three days. Casa Papo y Niulvys takes hospitality to an entirely new level. The hotel staff is friendly and kind and they also let you roam around the house freely. You will hardly feel like a guest but more of a family friend. On top of that, the rooms are also quite affordable while offering you plenty of amenities.
We were welcomed at the casa with fresh natural fruit juice, particularly from it own garden. The rooms were clean and modern with private bathroom, two double beds king size along with perfect natural lighting, air conditioning, two large windows on both the sides. This seems like pretty much a decent deal for the 20 CUC we paid considering its cleanliness and amenities. The beds are not very comfortable to sleep on but we made it. When it comes to safety concerns, I would say you better stay with the friendly casa family rather than having a stroll outside. Moreover the meals are just incredible, fresh vegetables all the time, fresh fruits and delicious main dishes. You can even choose what you want to eat, and Casa Papo y Niulvys prepares it for you in sufficient quantities. The Papo is also an excellent cocktail maker with fresh herbs from his garden. We tried the famous Pinacoladas and Mojitos which was just amazing.
We requested from the casa owner to arange us a horse tour which was very pricy but still worth it , 5 CUC for person per hour, and it took 4 hours. Vinales is a stunning place to visit and a definite must visit place when in Cuba. We traveled a lot and this is definitely one of the most beautiful landscapes we have come across in entire Cuba. Casa Papo y Niulvys surely enjoys a prime location with close proximity to the city center. You can even plan to go cycling around the beautiful landscape. Niulvy send a friend to pick us up from the bus stop to the casa. Overall, we truly had a great stay at Casa Papo y Niulvys considering their overwhelming hospitality, amazing breakfast and dinner, fantastic mojitos and fresh fruit drinks, friendly family and truly clean rooms makes it a real worth for what you pay. Vinealis is an excellent place to be and staying at Casa Papo y Niulvys adds cherry to the cake.