On the road between Sancti Spiritus and Trinidad is a fabulous lookout over the Valle de los Ingenios (Valley of the Sugar Mills).
It's a 192m above sea level and includes a sweeping panorama of the whole valley.
There's a cafe/bar at the top but you don't need to eat or drink there to enjoy the view (but you do have to pay the parking attendant to 'look after' your car).
You can also partake of a zip line experience across one of the closer and smaller valleys - the latest craze that Cubans seemed to have embraced wholeheartedly!
|Panorama shot - click to view in larger format|
On the other side of the mirador was the car park and this rather bizarre desert like area.
There was no explanation for this unusual environment and no one (friendly) to ask (the car park attendant didn't invite conversation!)
It was one of the many things that puzzled me in Cuba.
This post is part of Saturday Snapshot.