Cuba is an amazing country that you should consider to visit in the near future because of its people’s genuine hospitality, the colourful architecture of its buildings and marvellous landscapes. The island has many pristine Cayes where visitors can have an unforgettable experience swimming or snorkelling in its aquamarine waters. Visitors are welcomed with salsa music in every town that can be accompanied with a Cuban Mojito.
In this post, we have created a list of the places that we recommend to see if you visit Cuba for three weeks or a month.
1.The historical city of Havana
The captivating city of Havana is the capital and largest city in Cuba. Looking for a destination that can inspired you? Havana is the perfect spot because it mixes art, music and beautiful architecture providing a lasting memory to all visitors. Discover and learn about the authentic Cuban culture by walking through Old Havana declared a UNESCO world Heritage or riding a vintage car to visit the iconic Plaza de la Revolución.
Read More: Top things to visit in Havana Cuba
2. Viñales, the countryside of Cuba
The farming town of Viñales is a laid back town where you can do different outdoors activities such as rock climbing, hiking and horse riding. The landscape is stunning, it has tropical plants, a beautiful valley which contains the limestone rounded hills known as “Mogotes”. If you would like to visit rural Cuba which its traditional agricultural methods and transport, this is the spot for you. Do not miss to visit the Tobacco plantations, the best on the island.
Read More: 5 awesome things to do in Viñales
3. Matanzas y Varadero
Have an unforgettable experience by visiting this 22 km white sand beach with crystal clear waters. Nowadays, Varadero has become more affordable with its great range of accommodation options. It goes from budget, staying in a casa particular, to the luxury of an all-inclusive resort both of which are within easy access of the beach. A great place for sunbathing and relaxation.
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4. Beautiful architecture in Cienfuegos
Let yourself be captivated and enchanted by the city of Cienfuegos, known as The Pearl of The South because of it elegant buildings and beautiful bay. A city which has many diverse building such as the one located at the end of the bay: Palacio del Valle. A mixture of Spanish-Moorish art with a Gothic influence. Another great spot is the huge botoanical gardens. Strangely (for a Spanish territory) this city was founded originally mainly by French immigrants.
5.The colorful city of Trinidad
This town was built in the 19th century and it was very wealthy because of the boom of the sugar trade. This unique colonial town and the Valle de los Ingenios are a UNESCO site. The colourful houses, cobbled stones and baroque style large squares have been restored to their former glory and the town feels as if it has been frozen in time.
Read More: Exploring the city of Trinidad, Cuba.
6. Cayo Blanco
Do you like observing marine life such as colourful corals and fish? Cayo Blanco offers its visitors a beautiful place to swim in the water and explore the underwater world or lie on the white sand and relax with the sound of the waves.
Read More: Discover Cayo Blanco
7. Revolution in Santa Clara
The revolutionary city of Santa Clara has gained significance based on the many events that happened in this place related to the Cuba revolution. It has the famous mausoleum housing the remains of the Argentinian doctor converted to guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara and the derailed train and site of the battle which had a big influence on the revolution victory. Besides Che Guevara, Santa Clara is a beautiful town to go for a walk and also it gives its visitors a good opportunity to see a Tobacco factory, given an insight into its production and importance in Cuba.
Read More: The revolutionary city of Cuba.
8. Cayo Jutias
A small island with turquoise water and 3kms of long, white, sandy, beach on the North of the province of Pinar del Rio. Enjoy the laid back island away from the luxury resorts. Make sure to walk along its coast and find a quiet spot away from the main entrance where most tourist that come for the day seem to lie down. There is plenty of space for travellers looking to soak up the sun or for a swim in its beautiful waters. Do not miss to see the amazing mangroves which grow at the south side.
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