Since the opening of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, tourism has exploded in Cuba. Want to exotic and change of scenery? Go to Cuba as long as the island is not yet full of tourists. Here is our guide to tips and tricks for visiting Cuba. Where to go and what to do in Cuba?
What to do and see in Cuba?
You know when you are going to Cuba, but you still do not know where to go and what to do in Cuba? Here is a non-exhaustive list of things to do and see in Cuba for a nice stay.
Which cities to visit in Cuba? Where to go in Cuba?
It takes on average three good weeks to visit the entire island of Cuba. Knowing that many tourists are opting instead for a 10-day circuit in Cuba, choices are likely to be required. First, which cities to visit in Cuba?
The capital of Cuba is famous for its old buildings (such as San Cristobal Cathedral), cigar factories, mini-taxis, Cadillac-filled streets of the 1960s and bars where to drink mojitos and salsa dancing at the end of the night. It is therefore a must-see city in Cuba!
Located 150 km east of Havana, Varadero is famous for its white sand beach, considered one of the most beautiful in the country. Come to bathe with hot water, or to admire multicolored fish under the surface. A perfect place to visit in Cuba!
Trinidad, often called the most beautiful city in Cuba, is appreciated for the facades of its houses, its windows with grilles, its colonial houses … Classified as World Heritage of Humanity, it is a city to visit in Cuba.
What to do and see in Cuba?
Want to better prepare your trip? Here is a list of must-haves in Cuba to guide you!
Which museums to visit in Cuba?
Havana is full of museums to visit. During your stay, be sure to visit the Che Guevara Museum or the Museum of the Revolution to learn more about local history. The Capitol and the National Museum of Fine Arts are also worth a visit. Finally, if you are gourmet, you will love visiting the delicious chocolate museum.
What are the most beautiful beaches in Cuba?
Where to go in Cuba? With more than 3,700 km of coastline, Cuba has no shortage of beaches to the delight of tourists. Here are three beaches in Cuba, to discover absolutely during your stay:
• Varadero Beach: it is a long and beautiful white sand beach of 13 km.
• Playa Paraiso (Paradise Beach): This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Cayo Largo, an island off Cuba.
• Playa Pilar: located on Cayo Guillermo – a peninsula off Morón – Playa Pilar is one of the most beautiful beaches in Cuba. You will see small tropical fish swim in the middle of the turquoise blue water, idyllic!
Where to hike in Cuba? The Valle de Vinales
Located in the west of the country in the province of Pinar del Rio, this lush valley is worth seeing. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this valley may remind you of Ninh Binh (Halong Bay) in Vietnam. You can go horseback riding or cycling accompanied by a guide to learn more about the local history. You can take a boat ride along the flooded caves. Finally, be sure to admire the impressive dinosaur wall mural that, according to rumors, was commissioned by Fidel Castro himself. It’s a place to see during a road trip to Cuba for a nature break!