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Where to go in Cuba

From pristine shores and verdant nature reserves to colonial cities and cobbled streets, Cuba offers compelling entertainment for people of all ages and characters. Whether you're looking for non-stop dancing or a soothing beach getaway, ask our advisers for inspiration.

Unique, romantic and simply unforgettable, Havana has a legendary status among holiday destinations. Experience the legacy of the revolution in every corner, the intoxicating music, the impressive historical buildings and picture-postcard streets with amazingly well-preserved classic American cars from the 50s still circulating, or dance until your feet are sore in one of the many incredible nightspots.

Discover miles of white sandy beach in Cuba's best known, family-friendly beach holiday resort of Varadero. Located on the narrow Hicacos Peninsula and stretching for over 20 kilometres of glistening sands, here you will find an array of excellent hotels, all inclusive resorts, top tourist facilities, bars and cafes, as well as some of the island's best diving experiences.

Indulge in utter relaxation in the eastern low-key beach town of Guardalavaca. With a range of exciting watersports and miles of virtually deserted beach, you can get the adrenaline pumping at sea before dozing off on Caribbean palm-fringed sands.

Get away from it all by booking a stay on the tiny islet of Cayo Santa Maria, one of Cuba's uninhabited keys in the famed Jardines del Rey archipelago and one of the newest holiday resorts to be developed in the country, home to some of the most luxurious all inclusive resorts. Renowned for the virginal state of the area's rich coral reef system, this is a diver's ultimate paradise For a contrast with the bustling liveliness of the Cuban mainland, venture out here to find your own slice of secluded tropical paradise. Ask one of our expert Cuba advisers for help choosing your accommodation and arrange your transport.

Whether you're looking for a relaxing break with the family or a beach getaway with your partner, Cuba is well known for keeping everyone entertained, even after the sun goes down. And even if you want far more than just sand and sea, we can arrange it all. As a matter of fact beyond the beaches there's a whole new world in Cuba awaiting your discovery.

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A Cuban experience for families

The endless stretches of beach at Varadero are perfect for those travelling with children. Enjoy an array of watersports together, splash around in the endless choice of pools or take them to swim with dolphins in Varadero or Guardalavaca. Being a quiet and much more low-key resort, Guardalavaca is also ideal for young families. For the best experience choose an all inclusive hotel or resort with a kids' club.

Cuban nightlife

You can't beat the capital Havana for a truly Cuban night out. Get your feet tapping to the sound of salsa, mambo and cha-cha-cha, pick up a few moves from the locals and enjoy a classic mojito cocktail made with the local rum. Arguably, Cubans create the best cocktails in the world. You can also get the party started at any of the beach resorts in Varadero, most of which feature their own discos or head downtown to find some of the island's most famous nightclubs, such as la Rumba or La Cueva del Pirata. For a cabaret-style spectacle like no other your eyes have ever seen don't miss Tropicana, one of Latin America's most legendary shows under the stars.

Romance and honeymoons

As live music drifts across Havana on the evening breeze, it soon becomes evident that this city has its own unique breed of romance. Promenade along the panoramic Malecon seawall, or try out some tasty Cuban cuisine at a terrace in Old Havana. For a more private beach getaway, Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Coco and Cayo Largo are all idyllic and secluded resort islands that create the perfect setting to spend time with your partner away from it all.

Watersports and adventure

Scuba or snorkel in warm Caribbean waters. Choose from a varied selection of thrilling watersports or go scuba diving to discover Cuba's unique underwater wonders. Glide around in a kayak or unwind with a spot of deep sea fishing in Cayo Guillermo. If you're ready to catch some waves, you'll find them around some of the island's southern beaches near Baracoa and Santiago de Cuba.

History and culture

The whole island is brimming with history. Columbus's discovery, literary genius, and revolutionary upheaval are just three of Cuba's historic hallmarks. Another exceptional experience for culture vultures to take in is the small town of Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has stood the test of time as it has managed to remain virtually unchanged since colonial times.

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These hotels have been carefully hand-picked as excellent Cuba hotels. Each offers it’s own unique perspective but also outstanding value.

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Blau Varadero

Holidays from £899 per person

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Royalton Hicacos

Holidays from £1129 per person

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Bella Costa

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Places of interest in Cuba

Depending on the type of location you want, the kind of facilities you'd like to find and the proximity to certain attractions, we have a good number of areas for you to choose from and stay at during your holiday.

Whether you want a pumping and energetic beachside retreat, a tranquil setting in a secluded cove, a hillside resort perched in the midst of nature, or a strategic central location close to civilisation and buzzing city life, nightclubs, theme parks and other kinds of leisure attractions, we can advise you on the best places for you.

Choose from our selection of handpicked places and be based right at the place that's most ideal for you and your travelling party

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