Travel tips: 5 things to see & do in Cuba

Colourful buildings in Cuba with two vintage cars parked on the side of the road Playa paraiso beach

The largest island in the Caribbean Sea, Cuba, is a unique monumental country that is affluent in culture and extraordinary views. Unlike other countries, Cuba allows you to step back in time and soak in the combination of history and modernisation. Here are five things to see and do in Cuba.

Cigar Trail

Cuban cigars run through Cuba’s veins and are an iconic staple of the country. The trail, with a local guide, encapsulates the symbolism of the cigar by showing tourists different diverse areas of the factory, from production of Cuban cigars to rolling them.

The trail leads to the cigar shop, where you will learn the distinction between cigars based on taste, budget and brand. The final stop, the cigar bar, allows you to enjoy the best products Cuba has to offer, cigars, rum and coffee.

Trinidad, Cuba

One of Cuba’s significant scenic areas will make you feel as though you have travelled back in time. Cuban culture resonates from architectural heritage buildings, museums, and even musical expression, which glides through the city streets in search of a radiant celebration.

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Playa Paraiso in Cayo Largo Del Sur

On the island of Cayo Largo Del Sur lies a slice of paradise. Playa Paraiso is one of the top-rated beaches in Cuba. The beach contains soft white sand and clear turquoise seas that will make you feel like the beach has been crafted from a dream.

If you cannot get enough of Playa Paraiso, there are other heaven-like places around the western coast of Cuba. Beaches such as Playa Lindarena and Playa Blanca offer resort, restaurant and hotel accommodation that enables you to soak up the sun a little longer.

Vintage Car Tour

One of the top experiences to try in Cuba. Visit the gorgeous streets of modern Havana in the best way possible, a vintage car tour. These 1950’s classic cars and animated homes around the city have been an iconic association with Cuban culture for decades.

The city of Havana allows you to rent one of these 1950s classic cars. Moreover, if you do not want the stress of the drive, there are plenty of fabulous local tour guides at your service. On a three-hour tour, you will experience astounding places while being emersed in fantastic historical insight that brings the city to life.

Valle de Vinales

The Valle de Vinales plantation is a famous agricultural farm that exports the finest coffee and tobacco. The plantation sits within the beautiful UNESCO world heritage site of the Vinales Valley.

The Mogote hills are a unique formation of rock and a true valley staple. Effortlessly crafted from erosion, the limestone hills showcase a dramatic landscape that captivates the minds of tourists worldwide.

The valley provides a serene atmosphere that can be enjoyed by horseback riding or hiking for all abilities. Not to mention you will be provided with your lunch to enjoy while taking in the magnificent views that surround the valley.