If you’re looking for a holiday that will get your blood pumping or make your jaw drop, Cuba is definitely the place to go. It may not look all that big on a map, but there’s such a wealth of things to do that you’re likely to find adventure around every corner.
With so much going on, you might have trouble picking where to go, but we’ve got you covered with these top destinations for adventure.
Just north of the town of Viñales in western Cuba, this is a spot of outstanding natural beauty, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mogotes—steep limestone cliffs—stand out starkly against the lush greenery and are ideal for rock climbing. The valley is also home to many famous caves like the Cueva del Indio and the Cueva de José Miguel.
It’s also an ideal site for hiking and is home to many species of beautiful tropical bird. You can visit the Viñales Valley as part of a package from Cuba Holidays.
Meaning ‘the terraces’ in Spanish, this is a small community in a wooded nature reserve in Artemisa Province. This is another great place for trekking, and home to Cuba’s bee hummingbird—the smallest bird in the world. What makes Las Terrazas stand out is the way it mixes luxury and adventure.
You can wake up in one of its lovely Hotel Moka, spend a day zip lining through the trees and taking in the verdant scenery, before returning and dining at one of the town’s luxurious restaurants.
There’s nothing quite like exploring an unfamiliar city and Havana, Cuba’s capital and largest city, is home to more fascinating experiences than anyone could ever fit into a single trip.
Take a look at this metropolitan port’s beautiful architecture, from the narrow alleys and overhanging roofs of Old Havana to the mansions and upscale stores of Miramar. The city is full of monuments like the Plaza de la Catedral and the Granma Memorial, as well as white beaches, outdoor activities like driving 1950s style classic cars and nightspots like cabarets and clubs.
Comandancia de la Plata
This is a must see if you’re interested in modern history—the rebel base in Santiago de Cuba Province used by Fidel Castro. It’s in the southeast of the country, a fair way removed from many other popular destinations, but well worth a visit.
Trips take the form of organised tours along a hiking trail that’s great for any lover of nature, trekking, or history and sure to make an unforgettable memory.