Where to go in Cuba
List of regions
Baracoa is a hidden gem at the far eastern end of Cuba. It's here that Christopher Columbus landed on his first voyage and the Iglesia de la Asunción in Baracoa holds the Cruz de la Parra, the cross he planted here in 1492.
Santiago de Cuba is Cuba's second city. It's nearly 1000 km from Havana and has a very different feel to the capital. Travel to Santiago and you'll experience distinctive music and architecture.
Cienfuegos is located on Cuba's southern coast. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Pearl of the South', it's calmer, neater and breezier than Havana. The old part of Cienfuegos was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2005, thanks to its distinctive 19th century Spanish urban planning - the town is l…
Viñales is a small town in the western Pinar del Río Province of Cuba. Like Baracoa at the opposite end of the country, it's beautifully isolated, quiet, and has a friendly local atmosphere.
Trinidad is perhaps Cuba's best-preserved Spanish town, with barely a single modern building interrupting the crumbling relics of the colonial past. The city lies 70 miles south of Santa Clara and a few miles east of Topes de Collantes National Park, and was founded in 1514 by Spanish conquistador …
Havana is one of the Caribbean's most splendid capitals. Though many of its buildings are weathered and faded, the city is colourful to the last, with brightly painted Cadillacs rolling the streets and citrus-coloured murals decorating walls and shop fronts.
Like Varadero, Guardalavaca is one of the most popular Cuban beach resorts. It lies on the northern shores of Holguín Province, an area famed for its gorgeous powdery-white beaches and pleasant clear water. Here you can snorkel with the abundant marine life, swim with dolphins and sail along the be…