One of the most popular beaches in Cuba is the Varadero beach, combination of blue and green waters create an exquisite boundary between the mainland and the Florida Straits. There are over thirty diving sites around the peninsula. If not diving, you can indulge in other water sports such as sailing, snorkelling, fishing, or taking a boat ride in a glass-bottom boat.
The Viñales valley is encircled by mountains and its landscape is interspersed with dramatic rocky outcrops. Traditional techniques are still in use for agricultural production, particularly of tobacco. The quality of this cultural landscape is enhanced by the vernacular architecture of its farms and villages, where a rich multi-ethnic society survives, illustrating the cultural development of the islands of the Caribbean, and of Cuba.
Visit a Tobacco plantation
Cuba grows some of the world’s finest cigar tobacco, but you can’t see it in Havana. To get a look at Cuban tobacco farms, a visitor needs to go west, to the province known as Pinar del Río. It offers wide open spaces, beautiful views, the cigar factory that makes the Trinidad cigar brand, a very good cigar store and some of the world’s best tobacco lands, including Cuchillas de Barbacoa, the famed Robaina tobacco farm.
Cuba is becoming more and more popular to every type of tourist. Especially those who love nature and want to enjoy all the amazing sceneries this island has to offer. And one of the activities that have their attention is riding a horse through valleys, beaches, mountains, rivers… And even around the city.
Cayos constitute unique outcroppings, reefs or islands that attract a variety of wildlife, as well as tourists looking for unique landscapes and secluded getaways. Formed out of tropical wind, ocean currents and erosion, natural keys dot the maps of the Caribbean and itineraries of coastal explorers. In Cuba, keys are growing even more popular than in years past, and on the north coast of the island nation, the cayos abound. During the Age of Discovery the Spanish named it “The King’s Gardens"
Havana offers you the best places to see live Cuban music, and you can see street musicians all over the city.
Dance cuban salsa or take classes
In Cuba, a popular dance known as Casino was marketed abroad as Cuban-style salsa or Salsa Cubana to distinguish it from other salsa styles when the name was popularized in the 1970s. Dancing Casino is an expression of popular social culture; Many Cubans consider casino a part of their social and cultural activities centering on their popular music.
Smoke a puro in a bar
The country’s iconic cigars are an important component of the Cuban cultural heritage (Cohiba, Montecristo, Partagas...)
Ciénaga de Zapata National Park
The Ciénaga de Zapata National Park contains extensive and varied ecosystems that range from mangrove forests, seagrass beds, coral reef barriers and deep reefs to the Cazones Gulf, an underwater canyon region where one can find large groups of porgies and groupers. In this region only, visitors can find the Cuban Bee Hummingbird, the world’s smallest bird. This area includes a reconstructed Taíno village, crocodile farm, snack bars, and souvenirs...
Paseo del Prado (Havana)
Is a promenade in Havana, on the dividing line between Centro Habana and Old Havana. This stately European-style boulevard was the first street outside the old city walls, was completed in the mid-1830s during the term of Captain General Miguel Tacón.
The Museum of the Revolution, Havana
The Museum of the Revolution, located in Old Havana, gathers material and collections related to the Cuban revolution. The amount and value of its collections, as well as the constant cultural, historical and political work, make this history museum the most important in the country. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, its specialists give conferences to new generations, and have systematic projects of cultural dissemination.
The Gran Teatro of Havana
Located on the Paseo del Prado, the theatre has been home of the Cuban National Ballet and the International Ballet Festival of Havana. Its facilities include theatres, a concert hall, conference rooms, a video screening room, as well as an art gallery, a choral center, with several rehearsal halls for dance companies.
Plaza de San Francisco de Asis
Also known as Plaza de las Palomas, was built in the mid-seventeenth century and owes its name to the convent located on one side, it's surrounded by restaurants such as Café del Oriente, government offices, handicraft shops, galleries, the Cruise Terminal, horse-drawn colonial carriages and part of the attraction of the place are the plentiful amount of pigeons that stay all day around the fountain, often used to hold artistic exhibitions.
National Capitol (Havana)
Is one of the most emblematic buildings in Havana. Located on The Paseo del Prado, it's one of the most visited tourist centers of the city, having become an icon of the architecture of Havana, and named by some experts as one of the six most important palaces worldwide.
Plaza de la Catedral
Cathedral Square, is one of the five main squares in Old Havana and the site of the main Cathedral from which it takes its name. Following the construction of the Cathedral in 1727, it became the site of some of the city's grandest mansions and site of the Colonial Art Museum and a number of restaurants.
Floridita (Havana, Cuba)
El Floridita, is a historic bar and restaurant in the older part of Havana, which has been operating since 1817 and became world famous due to the writer and journalist Ernest Hemingway, who used to visit it regularly.
La Bodeguita del Medio (Havana)
La Bodeguita, is a typical restaurant-bar of Havana, and one of the great tourist places of the city, where many visitors have left their marks, from writers to politicians (Ernest Hemingway, Salvador Allende, Pablo Neruda..). The rooms are full of curious objects, frames, photos, as well as the walls covered by signatures of famous or unknown customers, recounting the island's past.
The National Museum of Fine Arts
The Cuba’s most professional and impressive art museum (Havana), exhibits Cuban art collections from the colonial times up to contemporary generations. There are now two impressive buildings belonging to the Museum, one dedicated to Cuban Arts in the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) and one dedicated to the Universal Arts, in the Palacio del Centro Asturiano (Palace of the Asturian Center).