Cuba has a wealth of treasures both natural and cultural. A morning on the white sand beaches of the north can lead to an afternoon among the sometimes-crumbling colonial relics of Havana, Trinidad, or Camaguey, birdwatching in the Zapata peninsula, or exploring the many secrets of the country’s lush countryside. Whatever you decide, you’ll soon realise Cuba moves to its own particular rhythm, developed over decades of diplomatic isolation and communist rule.
THINGS TO DO IN VARADERO
Relax in Cuba’s premier beach destination, offering pristine sands stretching 20 km.
THINGS TO DO IN VINALES
Discover the stunning landscapes and colourful wooden homes of Cuba’s tobacco-growing heartland.
THINGS TO DO IN TRINIDAD
Explore this spectacular colonial relic and the atmospheric Valley of the Sugar Mills.
THINGS TO DO IN MATANZAS
Visit this cultural tour de force, known as the Venice of Cuba and the birthplace of rumba.
THINGS TO DO IN HAVANA
Wander through 500 years of history in the political and economic capital of Cuba.
THINGS TO DO IN SANTA CLARA
Join the revolution road at monuments and museums dedicated to Che Guevara.
THINGS TO DO IN SANTIAGO DE CUBA
Learn about Afro-Cuban culture in Cuba’s second city and gateway to the island’s east.
THINGS TO DO IN CIENFUEGOS
Wander the boulevards of this French-built city before heading to the 100-hectare botanic garden.
THINGS TO DO IN HOLGUIN
Take in the fourth largest city in Cuba from the Hill of the Cross.
THINGS TO DO IN CAMAGUEY
Trace your way through winding streets that lead to pleasant squares and stunning churches.
THINGS TO DO IN BARACOA
Head to Salto Fino, the Caribbean’s highest water, before admiring Cuba’s oldest Spanish settlement.
THINGS TO DO IN LAS TERRAZAS SOROA
Slip on your hiking boots in the picturesque west of the island.
THINGS TO DO IN ZAPATA PENINSULA
Snorkel off the beaches of the Bay of Pigs, or go wildlife spotting in the mangroves.
THINGS TO DO IN SANCTI SIPIRITUS
Explore Cuba at its most laid back and authentic.
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The Cuban calendar is dotted with spectacular celebrations and international festivals, which not only show Cuba’s people at their most spirited and colourful, but also their most artistic. On an island where tradition is all important, this sub-tropical Caribbean playground’s long events list manages to showcase not only Cuba’s past, but also its youth, vigour, and determination to be taken seriously on the international stage, whether that’s through ballet or hip hop.
CUBA IN JANUARY
Join the festivities that mark the success of the 1959 Revolution.
CUBA IN FEBRUARY
Enjoy the perfect beach weather of warm sunshine and clear skies.
CUBA IN MARCH
Delight in the rhythms of emanating from several major music festivals.
CUBA IN APRIL
The fine weather and Easter celebrations mean Cuba in April is not to be missed.
CUBA IN MAY
Connect with the crowds celebrating one of the most important days in Cuba – Workers Day.
CUBA IN JUNE
Discover Cuba’s link with Ernest Hemingway at the annual billfishing tournament.
CUBA IN JULY
Celebrate National Day, coming at the end of a month of street parades across the island.
CUBA IN AUGUST
Sit out the heat with the costumes and fireworks of Havana Carnival.
CUBA IN SEPTEMBER
Take in the national sport – baseball – in a packed stadium humming with atmosphere.
CUBA IN OCTOBER
Step into Havana’s grandest buildings as part of the international ballet festival.
CUBA IN NOVEMBER
Kick off the start of peak season with Jazz Festival and marathon.
CUBA IN DECEMBER
Enjoy a Christmas with a difference as the year’s festivities come to a head.