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When I think of Cuba I instantly think of colours, jazz and a culture so rich it makes other destinations look boring in comparison. This island has many areas you should check out from the nature to the beach, there’s something for everyone. Cuba has always been high on my list of places to go and with these beautiful places to see, it should be on yours too!
You obviously cannot miss the soul of Cuba, Havana. It’s known for its bright and bold colours with its 1950’s feel as most of the cars are predominantly retro. The beautiful Spanish colonial architecture will amaze you and the overall happiness of the city will leave you smiling. You should definitely take a Salsa lesson and really get into the ‘Cuban way’.
Not far from the famous Guantanamo Bay, Baracoa is on the far Southeast coast. It’s known for the more rugged coastline than the other parts of Cuba with its black sand beaches and cliffs. If you really want to explore an area away from the main tourist parts of Cuba then you should head down here.
The scenery in Vinales is supposed to be amazing and definitely not to be missed. The valleys of the UNESCO site are surrounded by the naturally carved mountainous rocks. The national park has great hikes that you can do and you can even go caving in this area too. This place is for people who like to get outdoors and are one with nature! This region is also a prime location to grow tobacco so you may get a whiff or two when the wind blows the leaves! You may even think you have turned back the clock as many of the tobacco farms still use traditional ways to manage their crops, some still use ox-drawn carts to plough the fields!
This is one of the most popular beaches in Cuba for tourists because of its dreamy beaches. The beach is supposed to be one of the most beautiful in the WORLD. There is plenty to do here as it’s set up as a main tourist destination. The beach goes for 20km so there plenty of room to find a spot to yourself and there is a huge amount of water activities that you can try also. There’s some pretty impressive natural caves you can explore too and a beautiful national park where many celebrate their wedding day.
Situated on the North-east coast of Cuba is a well known paradise that looks like it has come straight from a magazine. Guardalavacas main attraction is the clear turquoise waters, warm water, white sand and palm trees. If you wanting a relaxing holiday and looking to do some water activities such as snorkelling and dolphin sightseeing, then this might be the place for you!
I would love to know if Cuba is on your bucket list?! Or, if you have been what was your favourite place?