Captivating Holidays to Cuba
Historically fascinating, culturally rich and visually stunning, Cuba undeniably does things its own way. From the moment you arrive every winding street and jaw-dropping beach you discover will astound, impress and intrigue even the most experienced traveller. Spend your time kicking back on the beach, soaking up the sun, or delve into the country’s intriguing cultural pockets of wonder.
Cuba holidays are unique in the purest sense of the word. Dancing to its own beat, this sun-kissed destination provides a vibrant atmosphere, glittering coastlines and astounding cities unlike any you’ve experienced before. In the words of Cuba’s golden-girl Gloria Estefan, the rhythm is going to get you.
Things to do in Cuba
Cuba’s mix of colours, textures, influences and flavours is sometimes best enjoyed on the move, and its multitude of meandering coastal roads, lively vivacious streets and intriguing cobbled thoroughfares allow for this with ease. By far two of the best are Malecon, Havana’s sweepingly dazzling seaside drive and Calle Mercerades, Merchant’s Street, which is enchanting, car-free and fully restored to its 18th Century splendour. Sprinkled with museums, restaurants and cafes, this is the perfect place to find the top things to do in Cuba.
Cuba wouldn’t be Cuba without its miles of sun-drenched beaches, and any visitor to the country is truly spoilt for choice when it comes to coastal destinations. Renowned as the country’s most decadently beautiful beach of all, Playa Sirena in Cayo Largo is a stretch of sandy heaven, just beckoning you to sprawl across its reaches. For those who prefer their beaches a bit more action-packed, Cuba’s western tip and Maria La Gorda in particular is the place to go to make a splash. A firm favourite with water-skiers, windsurfers, divers and snorkellers, you’ll find everything you need to dive right in – just don’t forget your beach towel!
City Charm and Beach Bliss
Cuba’s stunning natural landscapes and uniquely vivacious personality have rendered it a true favourite among travellers worldwide. Whether you’re after a colourful, bustling city, glorious sweep of coastline or a tropical-island in the sun, Cuba holidays have it all.
If you find yourself being drawn to the vibrant hues, charm and historical allure of Cuba’s big cities, both Havana and Santiago de Cuba tick all the boxes. Endless adjectives can be applied to the county’s capital, but its undeniable charisma bowls over all who visit. Check into one of Havana’s trendy hotels or characterful guesthouses, and soak up the colours and rhythms for yourself.
As well as big city bustle, Cuba specialises in naturally beautiful seascapes and gloriously sugar white islands. If you are looking for the peace and tranquillity of a true island escape, head north and book yourself into the seductive Cayo Coco or Cayo Santa Maria. Both Located off the country’s Atlantic Coast, these destinations promise unspoilt luxury and decadent resorts, perfect for a family holiday or romantic getaway.
For small town charm, there are no better destinations than the expanded fishing port of Holguin and Varadero. Both these coastal gems are brimming with hotel complexes, gorgeous beaches and of course, azure sea, but have managed to maintain a true Cuban character and energy through the sunny-spirited locals and traditional way of life.
Dance to Cuba’s Rhythm
It is impossible to discuss Cuba holidays without making reference to the glorious, sweeping coastline of white sand beaches and turquoise sea. Those who want to indulge in some relaxation can enjoy kicking back and soaking up the sun, while those who want to turn the action notch up a level can make a splash in the local water sport scene. The best way to experience Cuba is to simply go with the flow – you can be sure you’ll be led down all the right streets.
Although most visitors find the lure of the white sand beaches too good to repel, there are a myriad of island adventures to enjoy when heading inland. Cuba’s communist status often flavours the expectations of those who visit, but the reality of this sun-drenched, Caribbean island continues to surprise and delight. Havana is a fitting capital for such a country – busy, humming, vibrantly colourful and a true multi-cultural hub and is a must visit. Complete with coastal vistas and an explosive, musical, after-dark atmosphere, Havana encapsulates everything that Cuba holidays have to offer.