Reasons To

LOVE Cuba

The scenery is spectacular. It has a profound history. Its vibrant energy is contagious. Ask any Cuban and you’ll hear a different reason why they love their country. Here, we pick some of our favourites.

1 Historic Havana

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t From colourful colonial mansions and beautifully restored cobbled plazas to raucous 1950s-style cabarets, the past is everywhere you look in Havana.

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2 Staying in a Casa Particular

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t Rent a room in a private B&B and become an adopted member of a Cuban family. It’s a great way to learn the local lifestyle and the food is always deliciously authentic.

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3 Fascinating History

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t The crystal-clear turquoise waters off Cuba’s Caribbean shore teem with tropical fish. Head to Playa Larga and Playa Girón for the best snorkeling spots.

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4 Traditional Trinidad

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t Few colonial cities in the Americas can rival this enchanting hillside settlement for its authenticity and near-perfect state of preservation.

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5 Sensational Beaches

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t Cuba’s pure white beaches, shaded by lofty palms, are perfect for recharging. Some of the best stretches of sand are found on the cays of the Jardines del Rey.

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6 Sipping Cocktails

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t Renowned for its rum, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to bars on this island. Historic favourites in Havana include La Bodeguita del Medio and Sloppy Joe’s.

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7 Revolutionary History

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t Traces of Cuba’s quest for independence can be found throughout the nation, while key figures such as Fidel Castro and Che Guevara are honoured in every city.

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8 Valle de Viñales

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t With its verdant tobacco fields and towering royal palms dwarfed by limestone cliffs, the Viñales Valley is home to Cuba’s most quintessential and awe-inspiring scenery.

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9 Captivating live Music

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t Wherever you go on the island, you’ll be greeted by the irresistible sounds of live music – from traditional son to sensual salsa. No one stays seated when the music starts.

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10 Classic American Cars

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t About 60,000 yanqui motors rumble down Cuba’s highways, forming a rainbow parade of 1950s American iron. Relive Motown’s glory years by hiring a convertible for a ride.

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11 Coppelia Ice Cream

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t Every city has an outlet of this state-subsidized ice cream parlour, where Cubans indulge in delicious helado. It’s a sweet tribute to the country’s iconic revolutionary idealism.

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12 Santiago de Cuba

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t Cuba’s second largest city has a rich culture infused with Haitian and French influences and, as the birthplace of the revolution, it is full of fascinating sites to explore.

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