For many people, Cuba still speaks to the imagination: the old cars, the omnipresent history… The island definitely has a lot to offer. Not convinced? Here are…
Ten things to do in Cuba
1. Wander through the Old Havana or ‘La Habana Vieja’
The Havana we know from the movies: colored buildings, old cars and delicious food. What more do you need?
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2. Dive into history at the Museo de la Revolución
Located in the former Presidential Palace, the museum not only tells the story of the revolution against the last Cuban president, Fulgencio Batista. It also offers a broader view on Cuban history from the pre-Colombian era until the present.
3. Walk along the Malecón
The Malecón is a seawall that connects Old Havana to Vedado. In the morning you’ll see fishermen casting out their lines and later in the day this will become a great spot for people watching.
4. Go snorkeling
Cuba counts many great snorkeling spots, like the Maria la Gorda Guanacahabibes Peninsula and Cayo Coco.
5. Have a Cuban cigar
This doesn’t need any explanation, does it?
6. ‘Invade’ the Zapata Peninsula
Zapata Peninsula is best known for the Bahia de Cochinos, where the ‘Bay of Pigs Invasion’ took place. However, it’s much more than a blink at history. There’s a huge biosphere reserve and you should take the time to explore the nature and wildlife.
7. Get your culture on in Trinidad
Trinidad is also known as ‘the museum city of Cuba’ because – indeed – there are so many museums. But even if you don’t feel like spending the day inside, this UNESCO World Heritage site won’t disappoint you.
8. Make a trip to Santiago de Cuba
Santiago de Cuba is Cuba’s second biggest city and offers a varied combination of history, culture and entertainment.
Cuba is a place with rhythm. How could it not be, when traditional Cuban music has its roots in African music? Cuba is the birthplace of various dance styles, including the mambo, the cha-cha, salsa, bolero and rumba.