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Which part of Cuba is best for holiday?

10 of the very best places to visit in Cuba
Which part of Cuba is best for holiday

Which part of Cuba is best for holiday?

Which part of Cuba is best for holiday?

When it comes to planning a holiday in Cuba, you might find yourself wondering which part of this beautiful country is the best to visit. With its rich culture, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cities, Cuba offers a plethora of options for travellers seeking an unforgettable experience. To help you make the most of your trip, here are 10 of the very best places to visit in Cuba:

A vibrant street in Old Havana with colorful buildings and classic cars.

10 of the very best places to visit in Cuba

1. Havana

The capital city of Cuba, Havana, is a vibrant and eclectic destination that effortlessly blends history and modernity. Explore the charming streets of Old Havana, visit the iconic Malecon waterfront, and immerse yourself in the lively music and dance scene.

A group of tourists exploring Cuba's iconic landmarks, picturesque towns, and breathtaking natural wonders during the mild winter season

2. Varadero

Known for its breath-taking beaches and crystal-clear waters, Varadero is a popular resort town that offers relaxation and fun in equal measure. Spend your days lounging on the pristine sands or partake in water sports and activities.

3. Trinidad

Step back in time as you wander through the cobblestone streets of Trinidad. This UNESCO World Heritage Site showcases well-preserved colonial architecture and a relaxed atmosphere. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit nearby Valle de los Ingenios, known for its sugar cane plantations.

tourists exploring Cuba's iconic landmarks, picturesque towns,

4. Viñales Valley

Located in the western part of Cuba, the Viñales Valley is a captivating natural landscape dotted with limestone mogotes and lush tobacco fields. Explore its beauty on horseback or take a guided tour of the tobacco farms.

A serene countryside landscape in Cuba during the enchanting autumn season, with lush greenery, picturesque valleys, or the famous Viñales tobacco plantations.

5. Cienfuegos

Known as the “Pearl of the South,” Cienfuegos boasts French-inspired architecture and a picturesque waterfront. Take a stroll along the Malecon, visit the stunning Palacio del Valle, and enjoy the city’s vibrant music scene.

The beautiful Malecon waterfront in Cienfuegos during sunset, showcasing its French-inspired architecture.

6. Santiago de Cuba

Located on the eastern side of the island, Santiago de Cuba is a city rich in history and Afro-Cuban culture. Explore the colonial streets, visit the iconic Castillo del Morro, and immerse yourself in the rhythms of traditional Cuban music.

A cheerful image capturing locals engaging in conversation, showcasing the warm hospitality and vibrant community spirit of Baracoa.

7. Baracoa

Nestled on the north-eastern coast, Baracoa is a hidden gem that offers a tropical paradise experience. Discover its pristine beaches, hike through lush mountains, and indulge in the unique flavours of local cuisine.

A picture-perfect scene of Playa Maguana, with its soft white sands and crystal-clear turquoise waters.

8. Camagüey

With its winding streets and charming plazas, Camagüey invites you to get lost in its colonial beauty. Explore its well-preserved architecture, visit the local art galleries, and enjoy the vibrant cultural scene.

9. Holguín

Known as the “City of Parks,” Holguín is a laid-back destination with a rich history. Visit the historic Plaza de la Revolución, explore the picturesque Gibara, and relax on the stunning beaches of Guardalavaca.

10. Santa Clara

A city with strong ties to the Cuban Revolution, Santa Clara is home to the famous Che Guevara Mausoleum and Museum. Explore its revolutionary history, visit the Che Guevara Monument, and discover the vibrant local culture.

The Che Guevara Mausoleum and Museum in Santa Clara, showcasing its revolutionary history.


These 10 places represent just a fraction of the wonders that Cuba has to offer. Whether you’re seeking historical sites, pristine beaches, natural landscapes, or vibrant cities, Cuba has something to cater to every traveller’s taste. Embark on an adventure and create unforgettable memories in this captivating Caribbean destination.

all four seasons in Cuba, representing the diverse experiences and attractions throughout the year

Where to go in Cuba

A shortlist of our favourite holiday destinations in the Caribbean Island


Havana is nothing short of fascinating. The crumbling facades, the disquieting sound of 1950’s classic American cars filling the streets and mixing with the sounds of rumba, salsa, jazz coming from every household… it all comes together to create a cityscape that’s sensual and nostalgic, hopeful, and beautiful.


The Valley of Vinales boasts Cuba’s most dramatic landscapes. The iconic limestone formations ( the Cuban mogotes) attract nature lovers in search for peace, quiet, endemic species or simply postcard-worthy natural beauty.


Over 20 miles of powder-soft, white-sand beach and turquoise waters make Varadero the perfect Caribbean sun and beach destination. Some of the best all-inclusive beach resorts in the island are located here

Popular trips to Cuba

Did you know we have visited Cuba many times? We have travelled across the main landmarks but also off the beaten track.

Cuba is the ideal destination for a tailormade package because there is so much to choose from! It does not cost extra to personalise your trip, so call us and ask. We have so many recommendations!

Call our UK or USA numbers to speak with a Cuba expert: +44208 126 1000 or +1212 688 6588

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