The Best Things To Do in Cuba
1. Old Havana
Old Havana is the charming and picturesque city-center of Havana, Cuba. The city is very safe to walk around in and hosts sites such as the National Capitol building, Revolution Museum, La Bodeguita Del Medio, Malecon, Plaza de la Catedral, and La Catedral de la Virgen María de la Concepción Inmaculada de La Habana. You can take free walking tours of the city that give a peek into its history and unique way of life. The city caters to tourists but not to the detriment of its overall beauty and charm making it a must see location.
2. Varadero Varadero is a popular beach resort town covering Cuba’s narrow Hicacos Peninsula. The famed gangster Al Capone used to frequent the shoreline resorts and the town offers plenty of hotels, restaurants, activites, beaches, and nightclubs. Some of the main attractions in Varadero include the Varadero Beach, Vara Diving, Josone Park, Coral Beach Diving, House of Rum Museum, Delfinario Zoo and Aquarium, Cueva de Ambrosio, Varadero Street Market, and so much more.
3. Trinidad Trinidad is an old town in central Cuba known for its cobblestone streets and neo-baroque main square, Plaza Mayor. The historical city is filled with shops, restaurants, color, music, and kids running around making the town a magical experience. Some of the main attractions in Trinidad (other than the Plaza Mayor) include El Cubano Natural Park, Casa de la Trova, Colonial Architecture Museum, National Museum of the Struggle Against Bandits and the Church of the Holy Trinity.
4. Guardalavaca Guardalavaca is a resort town on Cuba’s northern coast known for its fine sand, clear waters, and offshore coral reefs with an abundant marine life. Other than going to some of Guadalavaca’s famous beaches, Esmeralda and Pesquero, you can take a trip to the flea market, Eagle Ray Scuba Diving Center, or Cuba Horseback Rides. Additionally, dolphins and sea lions perform at the Cayo Naranjo Aquarium in a deep bay west of the town and you can see skeletons and artifacts from the region’s pre-Columbian people at the Chorro de Maíta Museum.
5. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana The National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana exhibits Cuban art collections from the colonial times up to contemporary generations. The museum features work primarily from the 1930’s-1950’s and many masterpieces feature cubism which is a style of art that greatly influenced Picasso. The museum offers free tours and ballet shows with a spectacular orchestra in the pit. The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana is a must see for art lovers as it is an amazing place to explore cuban art.