Cuba’s eventful past is imprinted on its present. It is a totally different Caribbean experience to the other islands we feature. As Cuba has been isolated for so long the infrastructure and hotels are limited, however from a cultural point of view there is nowhere quite like it. Cuba is fascinating, vibrant and full of surprises!
Cuba is a passionate country of iconic revolutionaries, Latin dance, vivacious cities, murals and 1950's automobiles. The island’s past is imprinted on its present; the faded glory and the decadent sit side by side. Against the formidable backdrop of crumbling facades and bright skies, the streets of Havana are the place to watch Cuban life unfold whilst sipping a mojito. Walk down a quiet side street to find a group of musicians practising and children dancing on the cobbles. Explore the grand colonial architecture in the town squares, and embrace your inner photographer snapping shots of the pastel-colored cars, tattered flags and interesting characters you meet along the way. On the south coast, Trinidad is a UNESCO World Heritage site, filled with charming plazas, Spanish churches and colorful buildings. Here you'll see people riding horses down the cobbled streets, and perhaps spend your evenings learning to salsa dance. The Vinales Valley with mountainous scenery, beautiful waterfalls and verdant tobacco fields provides a vibrant contrast to Havana. Cuba's coastline is home to some beautiful beaches, but the level of accommodation is not comparable to other parts of the Caribbean and in our experience it's best to combine a stay in Cuba with a beautiful beach in Mexico where you'll find a better choice of hotels and much higher standards of service.