Rich in culture yet economically poor, the island of Cuba is a beguiling mix of lavish colonial architecture, fascinating history and revolutionary chic. Itâ€™s the largest island of the Caribbean and also its most diverse, with a multitude of faiths and ethnic backgrounds - a diversity which is reflected in the countryâ€™s vibrant culture, arts and music. Due to its political isolation, Cuba still remains largely undiscovered, retains a unique local charm and truly authentic feel - and is definitely one of our top picks for 2015!
Cuba's turbulent history can be felt everywhere from the magnificent Spanish buildings and cobblestone streets to the imposing Communist squares and Afro-Caribbean towns that pulsate with a distinctly different vibe. Much of the island's allure also lies in its beaches fringed by colourful reefs & crystal waters and it's verdant landscapes of plantations and mountains.
Discover for yourself why Cuba is one of the Caribbean's top destinations. See the best of Cuba from the exuberant capital of Havana to the dramatic landscape of the Vinales Valley, where tobacco growing has changed little over the years. Relax on the stunning beaches of Playas del Estes, soak up the Afro-Caribbean flavour of Trinidad and explore towns built to repel pirate invaders with a labyrinth of streets.
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Places on our must-see list of any visit to Cuba
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