Metamorphic elevations, known as heights of slates, rocks are the oldest in the area, old Jurassic period, about 250 million years ago. They are located to the South of the Valley and over them are Los Jazmines hotel and La Ermita, as well as the Vinales national park visitors center. These elevations are soft and very little slope forms. On them to grow pine trees (Pinus caribaea variety caribaea) and tropical Pinus (both endemic) and Oaks (Quercus oleoides variety sagraeana), all endemic. It is on these elevations and the Valley of Vinales where are designed almost all the tours outlined above.
Information about them and general nature of everything related to the area is provided at the visitor center of the National Park, next to the hotel Los Jazmines, and in the municipal office of heritage, located in the Municipal Museum, in the town of Vinales. The elevations on carbonate rocks are known as mogotes. Some, bordering the Valley of Vinales, while others are in the same Valley or extending towards the East, North and West of Vinales. The highest point of the entire town is on this type of elevations. The age of the rocks is middle to upper Jurassic. They are the most valuable areas of the National Park and therefore on them there is only a distance of high value, whose visit is only coordinated with the Vinales National Park. On all trips, to a greater or lesser extent, some groups of local fauna of great charisma, such as butterflies and birds can be observed. But the best conditions for bird watching are recommended travel wonders of Vinales, which passes through a semideciduous forest Karst, where in the nearby la Aurora hours or at dusk you can hear the birds singing and observed their abundant populations. For those lovers of visiting places from where can be referred fine Visual or make photo nature there are viewpoints that allow to see combinations of landscapes of great beauty, combining many landscapes cultural with the natives of valleys and elevations of slates and mogotes, including in these combinations the sea line.